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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 235 out of 1499

$479K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 363 out of 1499

315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

12% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,192 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 649 543 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 490 414 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 442 390 3 7
LISINOPRIL 399 275 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 359 278 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321 269 6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237 195 7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 229 158 8 12
CARVEDILOL 207 130 9 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 205 128 10 43
PREDNISONE 187 153 11 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177 131 S3 12 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 176 124 13 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 158 14 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 157 134 15 65
LOVASTATIN 146 118 16 19
RANITIDINE HCL 128 69 17 15
TRICOR 121 66 18 103
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118 104 19 10
GLIPIZIDE XL 118 108 19 164
ALLOPURINOL 110 103 21 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 97 22 25
ESTRADIOL 104 88 R 23 130
METFORMIN HCL 100 82 24 8
TRAMADOL HCL 98 82 25 16
NOVOLIN 70-30 97 86 26 204
PREMARIN 88 50 R 27 139
FENTANYL 87 61 S2 28 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 79 29 18
NEXIUM 86 77 29 28
GABAPENTIN 86 49 29 13
GLIPIZIDE ER 85 59 32 129
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85 59 32 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 51 34 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 65 35 29
SERTRALINE HCL 77 54 36 24
ATENOLOL 76 76 37 21
NAPROXEN 75 11 38 63
CLOPIDOGREL 75 50 38 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 63 40 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 50 R 41 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 68 42 35
KETOCONAZOLE 66 37 43 217
NAMENDA 65 65 44 47
PROAIR HFA 63 22 45 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 37 R 45 41
DETROL LA 63 63 45 155
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 49 48 152
GEMFIBROZIL 61 43 49 88
CEPHALEXIN 60 49 50 83
OLANZAPINE 59 28 51 140
PLAVIX 56 37 52 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 32 52 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 43 54 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 55 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 25 55 37
PAROXETINE HCL 53 40 57 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51 29 S2 58 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 46 58 106
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 41 60 14
DIOVAN HCT 50 39 60 122
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. 16, 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.