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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 139 out of 1499

$910K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 1499

385 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 385 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 385 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 8,174 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 718 368 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 489 333 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381 250 3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 344 238 4 18
SIMVASTATIN 326 202 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 311 192 6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 296 142 7 5
GABAPENTIN 272 98 8 13
FUROSEMIDE 268 168 9 7
FLUOXETINE HCL 260 198 10 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 186 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 168 12 10
LOVASTATIN 223 138 13 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222 201 14 6
METFORMIN HCL 206 104 15 8
ROPINIROLE HCL 190 98 16 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 176 86 17 53
TRAZODONE HCL 173 68 18 32
RANITIDINE HCL 165 56 19 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 124 20 9
MELOXICAM 153 90 21 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 149 38 R 22 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 142 81 23 14
OXYCONTIN 140 0 S2 24 99
LANTUS 136 95 25 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136 99 25 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 97 27 20
OXYCODONE HCL 122 14 S2 28 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 118 29 35
FENTANYL 118 48 S2 30 60
CARVEDILOL 112 103 31 22
PREDNISONE 112 71 31 42
NEXIUM 110 63 33 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 104 83 34 38
NOVOLOG 104 87 34 110
PROAIR HFA 101 35 36 30
CLONIDINE HCL 100 36 37 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 63 38 29
METHADONE HCL 97 0 S2 39 170
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97 0 S2 39 85
LYRICA 93 31 41 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 52 41 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 42 43 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 61 44 26
CRESTOR 82 23 45 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 22 46 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 16 47 61
COMBIVENT 76 37 48 78
FENOFIBRATE 74 42 49 66
PEN NEEDLE 72 28 50 120
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 31 50 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 60 50 48
ATENOLOL 71 37 53 21
NAPROXEN 70 23 54 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 37 55 23
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 67 14 S2 56 189
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 32 57 141
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 23 58 89
CLOPIDOGREL 63 44 59 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 46 60 101
TRAMADOL HCL 59 29 61 16
RISPERIDONE 59 0 61 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 34 63 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 50 63 65
BYSTOLIC 57 56 65 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 57 38 65 17
NAMENDA 57 55 65 47
PLAVIX 56 41 68 54
MIRTAZAPINE 56 33 68 50
NYSTOP 53 37 70 208
MUPIROCIN 53 30 70 177
IBUPROFEN 53 0 70 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 70 92
SINGULAIR 53 29 70 67
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 12 75 207
CELEBREX 50 41 76 77
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 Jan. 2, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.