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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 1499

$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 1499

776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

8% of this provider’s 776 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 776 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 11,466 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 741 383 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 501 441 2 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 450 370 3 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 357 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 405 370 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395 353 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 373 308 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 334 266 8 8
TRAMADOL HCL 300 211 9 16
FUROSEMIDE 291 242 10 7
GABAPENTIN 260 151 11 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243 214 12 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 231 213 13 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231 125 13 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 216 171 15 14
CEPHALEXIN 213 163 16 83
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208 165 17 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 204 171 18 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 129 19 11
MELOXICAM 163 125 20 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 124 21 29
ALLOPURINOL 155 143 21 36
LOVASTATIN 151 146 23 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150 135 24 104
ATENOLOL 149 149 25 21
NEXIUM 149 81 25 28
CARVEDILOL 147 138 27 22
TRAZODONE HCL 136 67 28 32
RANITIDINE HCL 135 97 29 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 135 72 R 29 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 75 31 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 116 32 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 92 32 61
PREDNISONE 119 68 34 42
OXYCODONE HCL 108 32 S2 35 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 85 36 17
SULINDAC 102 80 36 256
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 84 38 20
CLOPIDOGREL 94 69 38 39
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 92 73 40 229
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 68 41 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 76 42 33
DIOVAN 85 76 43 58
ESTRADIOL 84 40 R 44 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 61 45 37
SERTRALINE HCL 82 59 45 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 76 47 82
SYNTHROID 78 51 48 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 77 39 49 105
KLOR-CON M20 77 74 49 97
PROAIR HFA 77 56 49 30
FINASTERIDE 76 44 52 98
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 64 53 26
CARISOPRODOL 72 14 R 53 71
SPIRIVA 71 56 55 44
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 22 S2 56 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 60 57 25
AZITHROMYCIN 68 43 58 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 22 S2 59 80
VENTOLIN HFA 65 45 59 148
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 52 61 62
FENTANYL 63 46 S2 61 60
LANTUS 61 48 63 46
METHADONE HCL 60 23 S2 64 170
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 43 64 152
PLAVIX 59 43 66 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 33 67 93
RAMIPRIL 58 47 67 127
ACYCLOVIR 58 43 67 276
PREMARIN 57 29 R 70 139
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 40 70 131
GLYBURIDE 56 50 R 72 69
METHOCARBAMOL 56 16 R 72 175
NAMENDA 55 55 74 47
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 32 S3 74 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 38 76 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL 54 40 76 214
DETROL LA 52 33 78 155
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 25 R 78 173
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51 43 80 334
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 50 81 125
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 Aug. 20, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.