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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,790Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 1499

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 1499

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

46% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,649 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,530 499 S3 1 4
RANITIDINE HCL 585 197 2 15
FUROSEMIDE 561 274 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 549 332 4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 420 167 5 5
GABAPENTIN 419 183 6 13
LISINOPRIL 340 169 7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339 147 8 6
PROAIR HFA 307 88 9 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306 119 10 23
ATENOLOL 284 125 11 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 273 39 12 105
DIOVAN HCT 265 95 13 122
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262 169 14 2
SIMVASTATIN 247 101 15 3
NEXIUM 237 75 16 28
TRAMADOL HCL 227 62 17 16
ENDOCET 224 107 S2 18 111
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220 149 19 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 220 73 19 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 202 26 R 21 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 194 55 22 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 183 65 23 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 75 24 25
METFORMIN HCL 177 82 24 8
IBUPROFEN 175 30 26 70
CRESTOR 172 62 27 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 168 79 28 37
NAPROXEN 158 46 29 63
MELOXICAM 156 50 30 27
CYMBALTA 149 81 31 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 75 32 73
JANUVIA 140 65 32 84
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 139 79 R 34 165
TRAZODONE HCL 136 34 35 32
PREMARIN 134 30 R 36 139
SPIRIVA 126 44 37 44
SINGULAIR 126 52 37 67
AZITHROMYCIN 120 39 39 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 37 39 20
PROMETHAZINE HCL 119 16 R 41 138
VENTOLIN HFA 118 39 42 148
PREDNISONE 112 58 43 42
DIGOXIN 110 74 44 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 22 45 76
SERTRALINE HCL 108 29 45 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105 44 47 51
PEN NEEDLE 101 29 48 120
CARVEDILOL 101 46 48 22
JANUMET 100 46 50 226
DICYCLOMINE HCL 94 42 51 181
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93 50 52 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 49 53 101
LIDODERM 91 26 54 123
FENTANYL 89 31 S2 55 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 53 56 9
GLIPIZIDE 88 20 56 64
ABILIFY 86 14 58 143
CLOPIDOGREL 85 35 59 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 36 60 89
ESTRADIOL 83 27 R 61 130
CLONIDINE HCL 82 29 62 57
MECLIZINE HCL 79 22 63 186
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78 29 64 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 34 64 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 35 R 66 49
TOPIRAMATE 73 0 67 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 48 68 114
ALLOPURINOL 72 15 68 36
RISPERIDONE 72 0 68 74
SYNTHROID 71 36 71 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 43 72 18
PENTOXIFYLLINE 67 31 73 266
SAVELLA 67 0 73 297
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 13 75 137
ENABLEX 63 51 76 220
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 35 77 87
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 61 30 S2 77 189
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 50 77 29
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 15 S2 80 81
LEXAPRO 59 15 81 209
ALPRAZOLAM 58 47 82 381
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 13 83 48
PRENATAL PLUS 54 25 84 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 25 85 82
METOLAZONE 53 49 85 174
GLYBURIDE 51 19 R 87 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 35 88 55
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 Feb. 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.