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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1499

$953K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 1499

868 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

3% of this provider’s 868 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 868 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 13,731 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 1,295 750 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 780 552 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 565 440 3 7
METFORMIN HCL 501 361 4 8
NEXIUM 432 273 5 28
OMEPRAZOLE 380 271 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354 292 7 6
RANITIDINE HCL 353 246 8 15
SIMVASTATIN 341 280 9 3
TRAMADOL HCL 332 218 10 16
AMOXICILLIN 321 208 11 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319 253 12 18
MELOXICAM 298 224 13 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289 228 14 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267 211 15 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 213 16 10
GABAPENTIN 248 135 17 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 201 18 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 204 19 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 136 20 23
CLOPIDOGREL 214 178 21 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 213 127 22 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205 169 23 11
VERAPAMIL ER 187 116 24 117
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 136 25 20
CRESTOR 160 136 26 34
CARISOPRODOL 156 35 R 27 71
CEFDINIR 155 106 28 187
GLYBURIDE 154 108 R 29 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 152 87 30 37
DIGOXIN 146 132 31 56
DIOVAN 146 131 31 58
CARVEDILOL 144 94 33 22
SPIRIVA 143 112 34 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142 99 35 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 123 36 38
ATENOLOL 135 101 37 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 110 38 51
PROAIR HFA 133 95 39 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 131 118 40 62
LOVASTATIN 130 94 41 19
ALLOPURINOL 129 104 42 36
PLAVIX 128 115 43 54
MECLIZINE HCL 128 108 43 186
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 102 45 25
TRAZODONE HCL 127 76 45 32
CLONIDINE HCL 121 74 47 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 76 48 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 108 49 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104 82 50 109
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101 66 51 126
ACTOS 99 83 52 145
LANTUS 96 52 53 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 95 84 54 53
AZITHROMYCIN 95 61 54 45
PEN NEEDLE 92 62 56 120
NAPROXEN 91 45 57 63
SERTRALINE HCL 90 58 58 24
JANUVIA 86 38 59 84
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 43 S2 59 81
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 63 61 102
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 82 65 R 61 165
CELEBREX 81 61 63 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77 48 R 64 138
KLOR-CON 10 77 60 64 112
VYTORIN 77 35 64 154
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 74 67 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 52 67 48
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75 55 69 178
GLIPIZIDE 75 41 69 64
LOVAZA 74 49 71 136
PREDNISONE 74 54 71 42
GEMFIBROZIL 73 59 73 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 28 R 74 41
CYMBALTA 72 23 74 40
DIOVAN HCT 70 21 76 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 44 77 87
TRICOR 64 21 78 103
IBUPROFEN 62 32 79 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 39 79 96
CHLORTHALIDONE 60 55 81 168
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 52 81 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 83 82
LIPITOR 57 51 84 107
FAMOTIDINE 57 49 84 86
EXFORGE 56 56 86 275
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 45 86 65
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 54 30 88 319
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 33 89 240
SYMBICORT 50 50 90 121
CEPHALEXIN 50 27 90 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 45 90 55
ZETIA 50 36 90 91
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. 25, 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.