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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 1499

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 1499

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

19% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 320 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 8,335 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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 756 327 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 457 279 2 1
NEXIUM 388 235 3 28
FUROSEMIDE 388 176 3 7
CLOPIDOGREL 378 272 5 39
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 334 173 S3 10 6 231
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281 178 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 266 212 8 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 260 92 9 23
RANITIDINE HCL 257 172 10 15
CYMBALTA 245 60 11 40
OMEPRAZOLE 222 143 12 5
AZITHROMYCIN 220 128 13 45
PLAVIX 211 158 14 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209 135 15 10
LYRICA 206 69 16 90
SIMVASTATIN 199 152 17 3
METFORMIN HCL 190 87 18 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 157 19 20
CARISOPRODOL 186 0 R 20 71
OXYCONTIN 182 0 S2 21 99
OXYCODONE HCL 181 22 S2 22 79
TIZANIDINE HCL 179 20 23 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 173 61 24 55
CELEBREX 170 84 25 77
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 170 44 S2 25 81
CARVEDILOL 164 101 27 22
TRAMADOL HCL 160 53 28 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 89 29 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 93 30 14
NAPROXEN 139 57 31 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 134 63 32 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 127 48 33 89
AMOXICILLIN 122 53 34 113
XOPENEX HFA 117 53 35 199
PROAIR HFA 117 50 35 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 95 37 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 47 37 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 112 41 39 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 62 40 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 82 40 73
CRESTOR 109 54 42 34
SINGULAIR 109 42 42 67
GABAPENTIN 107 54 44 13
DIOVAN HCT 101 66 45 122
PRENATAL PLUS 100 39 46 157
IBUPROFEN 100 57 46 70
ENDOCET 97 0 S2 48 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95 65 49 48
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 28 R 50 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 55 50 25
NAMENDA 93 93 50 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 71 53 29
ATENOLOL 86 62 54 21
PREMARIN 83 51 R 55 139
PEN NEEDLE 82 14 56 120
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 58 57 162
PENTOXIFYLLINE 78 58 58 266
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 51 59 109
JANUMET 73 29 60 226
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 31 R 60 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 45 60 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 37 63 94
CLONIDINE HCL 72 50 63 57
NASONEX 72 38 63 198
NIASPAN 71 36 66 150
FENTANYL 71 29 S2 66 60
MELOXICAM 70 46 68 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 70 68 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 69 50 70 12
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 69 43 R 70 165
COMBIVENT 66 42 72 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 48 73 51
PROGESTERONE 65 14 73 427
JANUVIA 63 43 75 84
SERTRALINE HCL 62 35 76 24
TRAZODONE HCL 61 34 77 32
SYMBICORT 61 54 77 121
LOVASTATIN 61 45 77 19
LUNESTA 61 24 77 230
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 22 81 133
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 52 82 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 44 83 61
ACTOS 56 17 83 145
SPIRIVA 54 42 85 44
ZETIA 54 34 85 91
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51 50 87 181
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 37 88 52
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.