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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,484Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 202 out of 1499

$802K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 1499

285 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

8% of this provider’s 285 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 285 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 9,968 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 476 431 1 12
FUROSEMIDE 457 417 2 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370 286 3 10
SIMVASTATIN 368 291 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350 305 5 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 335 221 S3 6 4
NEXIUM 236 166 7 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228 225 8 2
TRAMADOL HCL 203 151 9 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198 190 10 51
LISINOPRIL 194 162 11 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184 135 12 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 169 101 13 53
LANTUS 164 136 14 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163 133 15 18
OMEPRAZOLE 163 140 15 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 125 17 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 152 121 18 101
GABAPENTIN 146 92 19 13
CRESTOR 136 120 20 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135 132 21 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 105 22 17
AZITHROMYCIN 130 103 23 45
METFORMIN HCL 129 100 24 8
ATENOLOL 129 102 24 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 107 26 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120 116 27 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 106 27 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 101 29 26
ALLOPURINOL 111 103 29 36
CLOPIDOGREL 101 83 31 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97 60 32 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 58 32 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 73 32 29
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 93 74 35 250
NAMENDA 91 88 36 47
SPIRIVA 89 72 37 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 88 67 38 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 85 38 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 66 40 38
PLAVIX 83 64 41 54
MEGESTROL ACETATE 79 69 R 42 202
LEVETIRACETAM 76 67 43 142
TOPIRAMATE 74 28 44 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 59 45 92
SERTRALINE HCL 67 54 46 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65 54 47 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 50 47 89
GLIPIZIDE 63 51 49 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 58 50 72
BUMETANIDE 60 45 50 167
ZETIA 60 36 50 91
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 55 50 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 57 50 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 18 R 50 41
CELEBREX 59 55 56 77
MUPIROCIN 59 59 56 177
DEXILANT 58 27 58 225
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 35 58 55
PENTOXIFYLLINE 58 51 58 266
DIGOXIN 58 50 58 56
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 45 62 75
ULORIC 55 39 63 342
PROAIR HFA 54 42 64 30
AGGRENOX 54 53 64 192
MELOXICAM 53 45 66 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 42 67 37
PREDNISONE 50 40 68 42
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 April 6, 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.