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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 233 out of 1499

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 217 out of 1499

622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

4% of this provider’s 622 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 622 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 7,863 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
OMEPRAZOLE 463 360 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 414 252 S3 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 385 287 3 3
TRAMADOL HCL 347 158 4 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344 293 5 6
LISINOPRIL 338 264 6 1
LOVASTATIN 264 200 7 19
FUROSEMIDE 257 219 8 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250 180 9 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 136 10 25
GABAPENTIN 225 152 11 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 210 150 12 38
ATENOLOL 188 128 13 21
METFORMIN HCL 179 121 14 8
RANITIDINE HCL 175 71 15 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 102 16 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 131 17 73
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145 107 18 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 145 120 18 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 123 20 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139 115 21 10
FINASTERIDE 138 133 22 98
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 111 23 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 71 24 14
MELOXICAM 130 102 25 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 129 84 26 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 108 27 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 107 28 9
SERTRALINE HCL 114 86 29 24
CARVEDILOL 113 104 30 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 80 31 26
PROAIR HFA 111 75 32 30
PREDNISONE 106 76 33 42
ALLOPURINOL 91 73 34 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 65 35 101
NAPROXEN 86 31 36 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 35 R 37 41
NEXIUM 81 42 38 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 74 39 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 48 39 55
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 75 58 41 227
CELEBREX 74 69 42 77
CLOPIDOGREL 74 57 42 39
AZITHROMYCIN 68 47 44 45
JANUVIA 67 46 45 84
CRESTOR 67 36 45 34
TRAZODONE HCL 64 18 47 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 48 47 65
GEMFIBROZIL 61 24 49 88
DIGOXIN 60 47 50 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 25 50 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 47 52 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 46 53 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 20 53 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 57 53 55 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 43 56 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 50 56 89
LANTUS 56 23 56 46
DILANTIN 55 0 59 252
COMBIVENT 52 29 60 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 36 R 61 49
SYMBICORT 50 36 62 121
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 Dec. 31, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.