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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 49

$830K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 49

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 677 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,768 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 27.


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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 1,275 434 S3 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 661 502 2 4
LISINOPRIL 573 375 3 1
TRAMADOL HCL 398 251 4 15
METFORMIN HCL 395 315 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 364 306 6 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 323 120 7 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317 247 8 14
CARISOPRODOL 302 70 R 9 48
OMEPRAZOLE 294 142 10 5
FUROSEMIDE 288 216 11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266 175 12 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235 177 13 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 193 14 10
RANITIDINE HCL 221 124 15 11
AMOXICILLIN 203 127 16 87
SYNTHROID 177 82 17 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171 122 18 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165 151 19 26
MELOXICAM 164 110 20 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 138 21 13
GABAPENTIN 160 46 22 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 62 23 16
IBUPROFEN 154 68 24 51
CRESTOR 146 116 25 36
FENTANYL 143 37 S2 26 77
LOVASTATIN 136 92 27 25
CARVEDILOL 135 105 28 24
ATENOLOL 129 98 29 17
AZITHROMYCIN 122 79 30 39
OXYCONTIN 116 21 S2 31 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 81 32 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 56 33 18
SPIRIVA 113 41 34 55
ALLOPURINOL 111 88 35 37
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 57 S2 36 47
PREDNISONE 110 79 36 42
PROAIR HFA 105 78 38 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 73 39 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 42 S2 40 74
GLIPIZIDE 96 64 40 49
LOVAZA 92 57 42 66
NEXIUM 92 49 42 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 80 44 33
CYMBALTA 91 58 44 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 31 R 46 31
TRAZODONE HCL 89 46 47 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 84 38 48 141
CLOPIDOGREL 79 56 49 40
SERTRALINE HCL 77 55 50 22
ENDOCET 74 0 S2 51 70
BYSTOLIC 74 39 51 116
PAROXETINE HCL 73 40 53 71
LYRICA 73 34 53 113
ONGLYZA 70 60 55 195
CEPHALEXIN 68 44 56 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 34 57 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 44 57 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 49 59 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 29 R 60 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 36 60 45
VERAPAMIL ER 61 38 62 124
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 39 63 65
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 31 S3 63 138
PEN NEEDLE 57 30 65 119
TRICOR 57 32 65 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 40 65 21
BACLOFEN 56 41 68 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 30 68 50
PLAVIX 55 45 70 64
MIRTAZAPINE 54 26 71 41
VYTORIN 54 49 71 102
CELEBREX 53 30 73 78
DIOVAN HCT 53 52 73 115
LIDODERM 52 31 75 100
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 52 31 75 195
FLUCONAZOLE 51 36 77 160
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 35 78 43
BUMETANIDE 50 45 78 274
ACTONEL 50 44 78 213
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 30 78 85
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 May 16, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.