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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,064Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 182 out of 1499

$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 137 out of 1499

181 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 181 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 181 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 8,523 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

72 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 534 406 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486 292 2 2
GEMFIBROZIL 366 251 3 88
OMEPRAZOLE 334 225 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 330 303 5 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 269 150 6 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 262 162 7 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 256 169 8 12
GABAPENTIN 239 123 9 13
SIMVASTATIN 237 160 10 3
METFORMIN HCL 233 153 11 8
NAMENDA 231 193 12 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206 141 13 10
LANTUS 205 145 14 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 174 15 35
TRAMADOL HCL 188 74 16 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 180 94 17 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 170 81 18 153
INSULIN SYRINGE 167 133 19 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 102 20 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145 101 21 11
CARVEDILOL 143 122 22 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140 64 23 100
LOVASTATIN 137 101 24 19
SERTRALINE HCL 132 120 25 24
MIRTAZAPINE 131 84 26 50
RANITIDINE HCL 130 90 27 15
JANUVIA 127 89 28 84
DIGOXIN 124 124 29 56
SEROQUEL 122 74 30 158
TRAZODONE HCL 121 46 31 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119 72 S3 32 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112 87 33 6
RISPERIDONE 111 91 34 74
CLOPIDOGREL 105 85 35 39
CLONIDINE HCL 101 56 36 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94 75 37 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 74 38 118
SPIRIVA 88 56 39 44
TORSEMIDE 88 71 39 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 61 41 61
NYSTATIN 85 59 42 146
VALPROIC ACID 84 12 43 262
NOVOLIN 70-30 84 74 43 204
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 28 45 55
LEVETIRACETAM 83 41 45 142
PLAVIX 80 65 47 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 68 47 20
FAMOTIDINE 78 47 49 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 31 50 137
ARICEPT 75 75 51 409
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 72 70 R 52 144
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 43 53 115
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67 50 53 152
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 41 55 96
AZITHROMYCIN 62 45 56 45
NYSTOP 62 28 56 208
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62 39 56 161
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 59 35 59 17
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58 38 60 288
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 46 60 92
EXELON 58 58 60 166
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 26 63 9
PREMARIN 53 23 R 64 139
ATENOLOL 53 47 64 21
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 34 66 114
OLANZAPINE 51 21 67 140
NOVOLOG 50 29 68 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 30 68 65
LAMOTRIGINE 50 26 68 159
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 44 68 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 12 R 68 41
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 Oct. 30, 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.