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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,573Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 1499

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 1499

559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

23% of this provider’s 559 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 559 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 6,978 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 802 361 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 485 291 2 3
RANITIDINE HCL 481 154 3 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 470 213 S3 4 4
LISINOPRIL 356 219 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 323 172 6 7
ENDOCET 297 129 S2 7 111
OMEPRAZOLE 297 125 7 5
NEXIUM 280 128 9 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 209 10 6
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 256 51 S2 11 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231 144 12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230 110 13 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226 140 14 10
METFORMIN HCL ER 197 88 15 53
GABAPENTIN 196 78 16 13
CRESTOR 184 74 17 34
PAROXETINE HCL 171 67 18 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 127 19 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 104 20 9
METFORMIN HCL 155 32 21 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 115 22 12
CARVEDILOL 148 71 23 22
CLOPIDOGREL 148 108 23 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 112 25 20
CYMBALTA 145 51 26 40
TRAZODONE HCL 143 51 27 32
MELOXICAM 140 64 28 27
OXYCONTIN 137 52 S2 29 99
PROAIR HFA 132 86 30 30
COMBIVENT 128 58 31 78
PREMARIN 126 25 R 32 139
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 48 33 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 37 34 43
PLAVIX 113 71 35 54
TRAMADOL HCL 112 52 36 16
LYRICA 112 23 36 90
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110 23 38 76
PRENATAL PLUS 110 0 38 157
BACLOFEN 107 0 40 119
ABILIFY 100 0 41 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 80 42 33
CELEBREX 88 21 43 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 55 43 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 38 45 31
FENTANYL 85 25 S2 46 60
SERTRALINE HCL 85 42 46 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 30 48 55
SYMBICORT 77 29 49 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 50 50 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 56 50 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 23 52 23
LOVASTATIN 73 46 53 19
ATENOLOL 73 57 53 21
SPIRIVA 71 24 55 44
PREDNISONE 70 26 56 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 30 56 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 28 S2 58 81
OXYCODONE HCL 68 32 S2 58 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 14 R 58 41
NAMENDA 67 54 61 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 29 S2 62 80
NIASPAN 64 0 63 150
SINGULAIR 64 21 63 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 27 R 63 49
TRILIPIX 63 24 66 171
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 46 66 115
LIPITOR 62 28 68 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 0 68 96
ACTOS 61 37 70 145
BUPROPION HCL SR 61 26 70 151
CLONIDINE HCL 58 38 72 57
RISPERIDONE 58 16 72 74
TOPIRAMATE 58 0 72 128
DONEPEZIL HCL 58 58 72 35
BYSTOLIC 58 35 72 108
PEN NEEDLE 57 22 77 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 30 78 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 13 79 52
CARISOPRODOL 54 0 R 79 71
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 21 79 105
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 24 82 164
SAVELLA 52 0 83 297
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 18 83 114
LOVAZA 51 12 85 136
LEXAPRO 50 0 86 209
VESICARE 50 18 86 180
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 June 24, 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.