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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,199Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1499

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1499

681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 681 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,647 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 718 245 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 670 306 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 667 347 3 2
LISINOPRIL 578 272 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 554 323 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 524 257 6 5
RANITIDINE HCL 517 149 7 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 446 206 8 11
ENDOCET 413 132 S2 9 111
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328 206 10 10
OXYCONTIN 293 52 S2 11 99
METFORMIN HCL 283 132 12 8
CARVEDILOL 281 181 13 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279 110 14 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259 150 15 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251 96 16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 251 199 16 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 119 18 9
CRESTOR 226 88 19 34
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 223 68 S2 20 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 84 21 17
GABAPENTIN 217 68 22 13
NEXIUM 200 95 23 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195 56 24 31
PROAIR HFA 193 72 25 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191 88 S2 26 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 184 42 27 53
TRILIPIX 181 35 28 171
CYMBALTA 178 72 29 40
SPIRIVA 176 84 30 44
FENTANYL 170 64 S2 31 60
ATENOLOL 169 126 32 21
TRAZODONE HCL 167 67 33 32
TRAMADOL HCL 163 112 34 16
SERTRALINE HCL 161 102 35 24
LOVASTATIN 155 67 36 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 48 37 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 89 38 51
METOLAZONE 139 44 39 174
INSULIN SYRINGE 136 79 40 102
CLOPIDOGREL 133 92 41 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 131 76 42 94
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 45 S2 43 81
MELOXICAM 129 33 44 27
CELEBREX 120 48 45 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 64 46 75
PEN NEEDLE 112 29 47 120
OXYCODONE HCL 112 37 S2 47 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 77 49 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110 27 50 89
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 48 51 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 33 51 43
PREDNISONE 106 65 53 42
CLONIDINE HCL 104 79 54 57
NASONEX 101 18 55 198
RISPERIDONE 101 41 55 74
CARISOPRODOL 100 20 R 57 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 43 58 37
AMOXICILLIN 96 42 59 113
MORPHINE SULFATE 93 33 S2 60 205
LIPITOR 92 29 61 107
NAMENDA 91 91 62 47
METHOCARBAMOL 90 27 R 63 175
PLAVIX 89 64 64 54
ABILIFY 88 0 65 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 38 66 33
ACTOS 84 22 66 145
PRENATAL PLUS 83 0 68 157
ZETIA 83 30 68 91
ALLOPURINOL 83 60 68 36
SYMBICORT 80 28 71 121
TOPIRAMATE 80 0 71 128
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 70 73 18
LANTUS 77 37 74 46
RAMIPRIL 75 75 75 127
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 32 76 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 47 76 55
MIRTAZAPINE 70 30 78 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 0 R 78 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 46 78 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 63 81 35
NITROSTAT 68 38 81 216
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 67 83 82
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 57 84 62
PAROXETINE HCL 65 51 84 59
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 0 86 151
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 27 R 86 49
LYRICA 63 21 88 90
GLYBURIDE 61 43 R 89 69
LOVAZA 60 0 90 136
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 39 90 92
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59 19 R 92 290
COMBIVENT 58 45 93 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 44 93 48
LIDODERM 58 48 93 123
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 43 96 164
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 22 96 38
BYSTOLIC 54 0 98 108
XOPENEX HFA 52 36 99 199
CEPHALEXIN 52 22 99 83
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 18 101 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 0 102 100
FENOFIBRATE 50 23 102 66
BACLOFEN 50 15 102 119
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on June 7, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.