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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine
(group practice)

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,073Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 1499

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 154 out of 1499

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

8% 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

24% 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

2% of this provider’s 10,194 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

$48 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
LISINOPRIL 533 408 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 487 171 S3 2 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 481 380 3 11
FUROSEMIDE 464 362 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411 325 5 2
RANITIDINE HCL 401 232 6 15
OMEPRAZOLE 391 256 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 386 325 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379 317 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294 250 10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 279 217 11 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273 228 12 9
METFORMIN HCL 247 139 13 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233 130 14 23
CARVEDILOL 188 161 15 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 122 15 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 132 15 17
CLONIDINE HCL 175 136 18 57
LANTUS 168 133 19 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159 110 20 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 152 46 R 21 41
NEXIUM 149 102 22 28
AZITHROMYCIN 146 100 23 45
ATENOLOL 143 139 24 21
GABAPENTIN 133 77 25 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 126 90 26 14
BYSTOLIC 119 93 27 108
DICYCLOMINE HCL 109 38 28 181
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 99 29 29
SERTRALINE HCL 93 58 30 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 91 73 31 35
CARISOPRODOL 89 0 R 32 71
PREDNISONE 89 69 32 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 59 34 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 40 35 43
NAMENDA 86 73 35 47
TRAMADOL HCL 85 60 37 16
AMOXICILLIN 83 48 38 113
PROAIR HFA 82 40 39 30
NOVOLOG 81 68 40 110
RISPERIDONE 80 54 41 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 29 R 42 49
LOVASTATIN 77 49 43 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 64 44 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 56 45 51
BACLOFEN 73 52 46 119
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 35 47 109
CLOPIDOGREL 71 58 48 39
VERAPAMIL ER 70 46 49 117
DIGOXIN 70 63 49 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 49 51 38
ESTRADIOL 67 29 R 52 130
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 42 52 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 63 54 61
SYNTHROID 64 64 55 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 39 56 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 30 57 65
VYTORIN 62 40 57 154
ALLOPURINOL 60 47 59 36
GEMFIBROZIL 59 22 60 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 28 61 89
PAROXETINE HCL 58 23 61 59
RAMIPRIL 57 35 63 127
ZETIA 56 31 64 91
VERAPAMIL ER PM 56 49 64 451
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 39 64 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55 51 67 26
OXYCONTIN 54 34 S2 68 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 20 69 55
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 23 S3 70 134
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 49 70 31
LYRICA 52 32 70 90
MELOXICAM 51 49 73 27
GLIPIZIDE 50 37 74 64
PLAVIX 50 49 74 54
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 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.