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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,409Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 256 out of 1499

$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 225 out of 1499

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

5% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 614 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 7,928 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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 634 496 1 2
LISINOPRIL 418 332 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 346 266 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339 298 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288 128 S3 5 4
GABAPENTIN 276 173 6 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273 207 7 18
FUROSEMIDE 271 219 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 249 166 9 8
SIMVASTATIN 240 200 10 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 179 11 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 116 12 23
CYMBALTA 173 79 13 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 140 14 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163 136 15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 94 16 14
ATENOLOL 152 122 17 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150 107 18 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 74 19 31
COMBIVENT 122 74 20 78
PROAIR HFA 117 70 21 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 115 77 22 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 64 23 48
LOVASTATIN 110 87 24 19
TRAMADOL HCL 105 64 25 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 76 26 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 86 26 73
NEXIUM 99 81 28 28
SERTRALINE HCL 96 49 29 24
ESTRADIOL 96 48 R 29 130
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 84 29 33
AZITHROMYCIN 86 58 32 45
RANITIDINE HCL 85 39 33 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 66 34 62
CARISOPRODOL 84 12 R 34 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 38 R 36 49
MELOXICAM 81 65 37 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 67 38 25
MIRTAZAPINE 77 61 39 50
SINGULAIR 76 58 40 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 32 41 43
PLAVIX 72 72 42 54
ALLOPURINOL 71 45 43 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 57 44 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 35 45 38
PAROXETINE HCL 65 40 46 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 21 R 46 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 37 48 37
KLOR-CON M20 60 59 49 97
CARVEDILOL 59 55 50 22
CLOPIDOGREL 55 55 51 39
PREDNISONE 54 31 52 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 35 53 95
SPIRIVA 52 35 54 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 41 54 93
NAPROXEN 51 35 56 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 26 56 55
DIGOXIN 51 49 56 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 41 59 76
SYNTHROID 50 50 59 68
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 7, 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.