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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,956Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1499

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1499

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

2% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 594 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 12,717 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 638 450 1 2
METFORMIN HCL 569 361 2 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 554 429 3 26
OMEPRAZOLE 465 285 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 435 253 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429 334 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 398 272 S3 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 390 232 8 12
RANITIDINE HCL 383 127 9 15
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 380 209 10 162
TRAZODONE HCL 377 176 11 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 375 255 12 11
NEXIUM 358 168 13 28
GABAPENTIN 354 141 14 13
CARVEDILOL 326 249 15 22
LISINOPRIL 314 234 16 1
SIMVASTATIN 295 226 17 3
TRAMADOL HCL 288 198 18 16
DIOVAN 276 151 19 58
AZITHROMYCIN 268 149 20 45
CLONIDINE HCL 262 189 21 57
LOVASTATIN 255 182 22 19
TIZANIDINE HCL 254 101 23 105
SINGULAIR 236 97 24 67
PROAIR HFA 232 50 25 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 230 153 26 61
CYMBALTA 199 85 27 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 195 147 28 51
CRESTOR 193 105 29 34
FAMOTIDINE 192 158 30 86
ATENOLOL 192 121 30 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 184 26 32 94
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 109 33 10
LANTUS 175 148 34 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 174 76 35 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 107 35 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 171 58 R 37 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161 66 38 133
IBUPROFEN 156 60 39 70
CLOPIDOGREL 152 120 40 39
DIGOXIN 144 122 41 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 54 42 14
SERTRALINE HCL 137 61 43 24
ALLOPURINOL 133 114 44 36
AMOXICILLIN 130 77 45 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 93 46 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 128 90 47 52
VERAPAMIL HCL 127 69 48 333
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 73 49 17
VENTOLIN HFA 121 40 50 148
PREMARIN 121 46 R 50 139
PLAVIX 119 96 52 54
NYSTATIN 117 72 53 146
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 116 51 R 54 194
FLOVENT HFA 108 54 55 241
METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC 107 72 10 56 384
DILTIAZEM HCL 104 77 57 239
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104 60 57 135
BACLOFEN 104 49 57 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 58 60 38
SYNTHROID 102 80 60 68
JANUVIA 101 51 62 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 56 63 33
SYMBICORT 98 35 63 121
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 39 65 55
BENICAR 93 61 66 211
CEFACLOR 92 53 67 394
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 87 68 29
SPIRIVA 87 25 69 44
EVISTA 87 43 69 132
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 50 71 102
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 66 S3 72 134
MUPIROCIN 85 53 72 177
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 51 74 126
FENOFIBRATE 83 46 75 66
ESTRADIOL 83 31 R 75 130
GEMFIBROZIL 80 54 77 88
HUMULIN 70-30 79 44 78 316
MIRTAZAPINE 78 25 79 50
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 75 33 80 331
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75 43 80 106
NIFEDIPINE ER 75 66 80 156
PRENATAL PLUS 75 32 80 157
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 46 84 115
CEPHALEXIN 74 50 84 83
CEFTRIAXONE 72 49 86 256
BUPROPION HCL SR 70 0 87 151
LYRICA 66 22 88 90
FENTANYL 64 58 S2 89 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 0 89 31
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 42 89 164
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 35 92 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 41 93 65
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 62 31 93 438
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 17 R 95 49
TRICOR 61 33 95 103
VYTORIN 59 57 97 154
PEN NEEDLE 59 21 97 120
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 0 R 97 138
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 58 18 100 235
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 49 101 62
PREDNISONE 55 34 101 42
NALBUPHINE HCL 53 0 103 461
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 41 103 92
RISPERIDONE 53 0 103 74
LIPITOR 52 25 106 107
AMIODARONE HCL 52 39 106 231
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51 29 108 471
ABILIFY 51 0 108 143
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 24 110 204
NAPROXEN 50 37 110 63
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 Sept. 21, 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.