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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,926Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 1499

$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 1499

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

6% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 408 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 13,200 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
LISINOPRIL 809 605 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 715 534 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548 410 3 2
GABAPENTIN 499 333 4 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 488 254 S3 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 326 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 395 287 7 3
SERTRALINE HCL 395 221 7 24
METFORMIN HCL 360 220 9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 333 280 10 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 315 278 11 35
RANITIDINE HCL 300 207 12 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 289 261 13 29
RISPERIDONE 287 148 14 74
LANTUS 285 144 15 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252 182 16 11
TRAMADOL HCL 250 168 17 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 195 18 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 181 19 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 231 201 20 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 186 21 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 221 118 22 72
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 220 169 23 131
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215 91 24 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 130 24 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 206 92 26 100
NOVOLOG 201 108 27 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 193 128 28 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 182 126 29 141
CARVEDILOL 181 170 30 22
LOVASTATIN 179 155 31 19
MIRTAZAPINE 154 110 32 50
NAMENDA 140 140 33 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 138 66 34 55
TRAZODONE HCL 131 89 35 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 46 36 43
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 128 27 R 37 144
CLOPIDOGREL 124 117 38 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123 118 39 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 116 40 33
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 118 31 41 114
PENTOXIFYLLINE 116 54 42 266
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 92 43 20
PROAIR HFA 114 48 44 30
ABILIFY 111 64 45 143
SEROQUEL 107 52 46 158
PAROXETINE HCL 106 82 47 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 102 48 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 37 49 18
CLONIDINE HCL 103 76 50 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 101 76 51 153
LAMOTRIGINE 100 33 52 159
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 95 35 53 161
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 71 R 54 49
AZITHROMYCIN 93 57 55 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 77 55 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 69 57 137
SUCRALFATE 91 62 58 213
ATENOLOL 91 54 58 21
HALOPERIDOL 89 11 60 172
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 47 60 48
PLAVIX 88 82 62 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 25 63 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 57 64 126
CEPHALEXIN 81 59 65 83
GLYBURIDE 81 81 R 65 69
CYMBALTA 78 28 67 40
DETROL LA 78 35 67 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 34 69 95
OLANZAPINE 75 16 69 140
SINGULAIR 74 38 71 67
PREDNISONE 72 39 72 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 45 73 52
MUPIROCIN 71 50 73 177
BUSPIRONE HCL 71 55 73 94
ALLOPURINOL 67 54 76 36
CARBAMAZEPINE 66 17 77 184
VALPROIC ACID 66 0 77 262
NYSTATIN 65 30 79 146
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 32 79 76
QUINAPRIL HCL 65 62 79 125
METOLAZONE 62 28 82 174
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 50 83 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 59 48 84 129
SPIRIVA 59 30 84 44
CILOSTAZOL 59 47 84 212
SYNTHROID 57 57 87 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 21 87 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 45 87 101
IBUPROFEN 56 13 90 70
FAMOTIDINE 56 40 90 86
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 46 90 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 25 93 133
FINASTERIDE 54 41 93 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 43 95 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 15 95 115
LEVETIRACETAM 53 22 95 142
LEVEMIR 51 34 98 243
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 20 99 181
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 23 99 106
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 July 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.