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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 1499

$758K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 140 out of 1499

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

7% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,947 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 540 436 1 2
LISINOPRIL 535 447 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 494 403 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 398 350 4 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 379 378 5 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361 284 S3 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 330 311 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315 277 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282 255 9 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 281 240 10 12
NAMENDA 251 251 11 47
CARVEDILOL 245 202 12 22
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 238 221 13 152
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236 209 14 29
METFORMIN HCL 219 149 15 8
OMEPRAZOLE 215 173 16 5
COUMADIN 201 201 17 191
GLIMEPIRIDE 196 176 18 38
LANTUS 192 150 19 46
GABAPENTIN 182 104 20 13
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 179 112 21 89
RISPERIDONE 164 149 22 74
MIRTAZAPINE 160 145 23 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 128 23 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 159 152 25 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 106 26 26
NOVOLOG 145 101 27 110
PAROXETINE HCL 141 106 28 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140 133 29 72
ATENOLOL 139 137 30 21
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 132 70 31 207
CRESTOR 128 108 32 34
TRAMADOL HCL 120 113 33 16
SERTRALINE HCL 112 107 34 24
CEPHALEXIN 108 96 35 83
ALLOPURINOL 105 90 36 36
DIGOXIN 102 93 37 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101 80 38 82
CLOPIDOGREL 101 98 38 39
MELOXICAM 100 91 40 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 90 41 65
CLONIDINE HCL 97 87 42 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 85 42 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 88 44 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94 94 45 92
NEXIUM 90 85 46 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 89 72 47 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 66 47 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 73 47 31
PROAIR HFA 87 74 50 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 81 72 51 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 77 52 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78 48 52 18
LOVASTATIN 75 67 54 19
PLAVIX 74 64 55 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 73 56 43
SPIRIVA 72 61 57 44
GLIPIZIDE 72 72 57 64
FAMOTIDINE 67 48 59 86
TRAZODONE HCL 64 58 60 32
ONGLYZA 64 54 60 200
RANITIDINE HCL 64 60 60 15
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 56 63 160
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 42 64 96
PREDNISONE 60 57 65 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 55 66 51
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 58 58 67 229
LABETALOL HCL 58 54 67 258
KLOR-CON M20 57 46 69 97
SEROQUEL 54 54 70 158
SYMBICORT 52 40 71 121
BACLOFEN 52 19 71 119
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 38 73 37
NOVOLIN R 50 50 74 206
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 44 74 118
MUPIROCIN 50 48 74 177
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 July 28, 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.