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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,131Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 547 out of 1499

$436K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 425 out of 1499

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 338 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 5,792 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
LISINOPRIL 369 325 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322 277 2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275 160 S3 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 201 180 4 7
LOVASTATIN 184 166 5 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180 171 6 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171 168 7 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 160 8 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156 142 9 33
SIMVASTATIN 149 118 10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144 137 11 10
OMEPRAZOLE 134 112 12 5
METFORMIN HCL 126 105 13 8
CRESTOR 118 84 14 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 101 15 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 108 93 16 12
GLIPIZIDE 105 85 17 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101 101 18 11
NAMENDA 99 95 19 47
ALLOPURINOL 92 77 20 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 81 21 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 74 22 62
ATENOLOL 80 71 22 21
RANITIDINE HCL 79 48 24 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 75 25 35
ONGLYZA 65 47 26 200
TRAMADOL HCL 61 58 27 16
GABAPENTIN 60 45 28 13
LOVAZA 59 31 29 136
KLOR-CON 10 58 51 30 112
ONDANSETRON HCL 58 0 30 323
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 29 32 31
CELEBREX 52 39 33 77
DIGOXIN 50 50 34 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 47 34 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 0 34 114
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 Jan. 12, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.