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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 175 out of 1499

$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 1499

452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

11% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 452 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 10,308 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
SIMVASTATIN 507 403 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462 398 2 6
LISINOPRIL 452 346 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 452 318 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 428 336 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397 348 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 313 7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 351 318 8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337 251 S3 9 4
METFORMIN HCL 316 248 10 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 260 201 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249 198 12 10
MELOXICAM 193 133 13 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189 186 14 33
CARVEDILOL 183 155 15 22
NAMENDA 177 177 16 47
GABAPENTIN 177 116 16 13
LOVASTATIN 166 145 18 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 113 19 9
FENTANYL 139 108 S2 20 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 116 21 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 110 22 23
NEXIUM 113 67 23 28
ATENOLOL 113 110 23 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 64 23 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 97 80 26 101
ENDOCET 97 18 S2 26 111
TRAMADOL HCL 95 75 28 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 93 28 35
CYMBALTA 92 61 30 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 89 31 52
TRICOR 90 61 31 103
ALLOPURINOL 88 67 33 36
PAROXETINE HCL 88 73 33 59
DETROL LA 88 82 33 155
RANITIDINE HCL 84 40 36 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 79 37 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73 35 38 18
OLANZAPINE 73 59 38 140
OXYCONTIN 73 0 S2 38 99
GLIPIZIDE 73 44 38 64
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 62 42 104
PROAIR HFA 71 30 43 30
AZITHROMYCIN 70 48 44 45
RISPERIDONE 70 68 44 74
DIGOXIN 69 58 46 56
GALANTAMINE HBR 68 68 47 423
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 65 48 20
PREDNISONE 66 60 49 42
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 58 S3 50 134
CLOPIDOGREL 63 53 51 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 53 52 75
PLAVIX 61 50 52 54
CELEBREX 60 47 54 77
TRAZODONE HCL 59 45 55 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 59 51 55 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 56 57 51
MIRTAZAPINE 55 43 58 50
DILTIAZEM ER 55 55 58 124
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 52 60 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 24 61 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 52 62 141
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 Dec. 20, 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.