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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,219Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 1499

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1499

875 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

6% of this provider’s 875 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 875 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 17,478 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 701 618 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 699 508 S3 2 4
LISINOPRIL 685 571 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 603 534 4 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 571 460 5 12
SIMVASTATIN 571 510 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 518 464 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 479 409 8 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 424 374 9 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 352 315 10 14
CRESTOR 341 250 11 34
NAMENDA 331 320 12 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312 280 13 11
GABAPENTIN 271 219 14 13
CARVEDILOL 268 221 15 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 226 15 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 214 17 10
METFORMIN HCL 246 210 18 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 231 219 19 35
SERTRALINE HCL 228 200 20 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 222 21 20
ATENOLOL 219 204 22 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213 195 23 17
NEXIUM 211 167 24 28
CLOPIDOGREL 210 186 25 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183 147 26 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183 133 26 23
TRAMADOL HCL 171 159 28 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 142 29 26
LANTUS 151 123 30 46
PLAVIX 150 132 31 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 148 146 32 62
DIGOXIN 147 147 33 56
RAMIPRIL 145 135 34 127
TIZANIDINE HCL 142 72 35 105
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135 126 36 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 107 37 52
RANITIDINE HCL 118 98 38 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 87 S2 39 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 47 40 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 110 40 51
SYNTHROID 109 105 42 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105 92 43 75
VYTORIN 103 79 44 154
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101 90 45 76
ZETIA 98 95 46 91
METFORMIN HCL ER 97 78 47 53
SPIRIVA 96 83 48 44
CYMBALTA 91 35 49 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 70 49 37
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89 77 51 135
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 88 52 169
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 79 53 29
CELEBREX 86 78 54 77
LOVASTATIN 85 50 55 19
MIRTAZAPINE 84 75 56 50
ZOSTAVAX 83 79 57 116
LEVETIRACETAM 83 32 57 142
CEFPROZIL 82 74 59 398
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 81 60 33
TRAZODONE HCL 78 56 61 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77 25 S2 62 85
BENICAR 76 53 63 211
FAMOTIDINE 76 76 63 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75 59 65 82
SINGULAIR 75 53 65 67
CLONIDINE HCL 74 67 67 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 68 67 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 56 67 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 63 70 25
MELOXICAM 73 59 70 27
VESICARE 71 46 72 180
FENTANYL 71 53 S2 72 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70 64 74 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 67 R 75 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 50 75 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 53 77 31
ALLOPURINOL 66 58 78 36
EXELON 63 63 79 166
DIOVAN 63 44 79 58
FENOFIBRATE 63 62 79 66
TORSEMIDE 62 57 82 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 60 82 95
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62 54 82 181
IRBESARTAN 61 58 85 359
ACTOS 60 59 86 145
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 56 86 93
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 52 86 147
SEROQUEL 60 57 86 158
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 56 86 55
JANUVIA 58 46 91 84
VERAPAMIL ER 58 47 91 117
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 58 91 162
ABILIFY 57 38 94 143
PROPAFENONE HCL 57 35 94 370
PREDNISONE 56 29 96 42
LIDODERM 56 43 96 123
DILTIAZEM HCL 56 56 96 239
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 26 99 87
KLOR-CON M20 54 40 99 97
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54 50 S3 99 134
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 50 102 73
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 35 R 103 41
VERAPAMIL HCL 52 48 103 333
PREMARIN 51 26 R 105 139
AZITHROMYCIN 50 44 106 45
MECLIZINE HCL 50 38 106 186
AMOXICILLIN 50 43 106 113
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.