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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 1499

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 1499

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

5% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 600 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 12,667 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
SIMVASTATIN 632 509 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 614 574 2 2
LISINOPRIL 537 490 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 428 363 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 372 339 5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 339 319 6 10
GABAPENTIN 331 266 7 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331 305 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312 274 9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 282 223 10 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260 169 S3 11 4
METFORMIN HCL 254 192 12 8
ATENOLOL 197 167 13 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 186 113 14 105
DONEPEZIL HCL 184 177 15 35
NAMENDA 173 159 16 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 171 137 17 6
FAMOTIDINE 170 148 18 86
DILTIAZEM ER 159 150 19 124
CITALOPRAM HBR 151 131 20 14
PREDNISONE 148 136 21 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133 117 22 33
GLYBURIDE 131 110 R 23 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 108 24 23
CYMBALTA 128 68 24 40
CLOPIDOGREL 127 114 26 39
LANTUS 124 106 27 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 124 105 27 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 124 63 R 27 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 110 30 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 120 71 31 94
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 95 31 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 108 33 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 96 34 17
NAPROXEN 110 78 35 63
SERTRALINE HCL 109 91 36 24
MELOXICAM 103 95 37 27
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 101 72 S3 38 134
RANITIDINE HCL 94 34 39 15
RISPERIDONE 93 74 40 74
LYRICA 91 51 41 90
TRAZODONE HCL 90 52 42 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 78 R 42 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 77 44 65
AZITHROMYCIN 87 66 45 45
TRAMADOL HCL 87 64 45 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 58 47 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 55 47 55
ALLOPURINOL 83 82 47 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 58 50 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 80 49 50 106
PLAVIX 80 75 50 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78 55 53 185
LOVASTATIN 78 71 53 19
NEXIUM 77 70 55 28
CRESTOR 75 64 56 34
NATEGLINIDE 75 66 56 359
BUMETANIDE 73 73 58 167
CARVEDILOL 73 73 58 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 57 60 52
AMOXICILLIN 71 59 61 113
CARAFATE 70 69 62 417
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 49 63 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 67 64 100
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 63 64 131
DIGOXIN 67 55 64 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 42 67 87
PENTOXIFYLLINE 65 54 68 266
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 64 69 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 52 70 129
METHOCARBAMOL 61 42 R 71 175
DILTIAZEM HCL 61 61 71 239
PROAIR HFA 61 34 71 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 34 74 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 47 75 31
DIOVAN 56 56 76 58
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 33 76 82
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 54 53 78 203
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52 40 79 264
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 52 52 79 365
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 51 46 81 229
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 50 82 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 40 82 72
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. 29, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.