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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,911Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 1499

$777K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 1499

661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

9% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 661 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 11,371 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$49 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
FUROSEMIDE 558 416 1 7
LISINOPRIL 503 398 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455 327 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 411 304 4 8
TRAMADOL HCL 392 183 5 16
OMEPRAZOLE 373 262 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 326 282 7 6
GABAPENTIN 288 162 8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 248 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 227 10 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 270 175 11 14
SIMVASTATIN 255 224 12 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254 131 S3 13 4
RANITIDINE HCL 246 151 14 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 240 141 15 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233 154 16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 194 17 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 203 198 18 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 123 19 25
NAMENDA 174 158 20 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173 163 21 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 170 146 22 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 164 102 23 94
NAPROXEN 150 119 24 63
LOVASTATIN 148 126 25 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 148 40 S3 25 134
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147 62 S2 27 80
PREDNISONE 146 94 28 42
ATENOLOL 137 81 29 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 72 30 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121 116 30 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 67 32 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 111 33 52
SERTRALINE HCL 114 91 34 24
AZITHROMYCIN 114 83 34 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 113 81 36 95
ALLOPURINOL 103 79 37 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 92 37 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 62 R 39 49
TRAZODONE HCL 102 58 39 32
COMBIVENT 100 62 41 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 99 91 42 82
NEXIUM 96 81 43 28
PROAIR HFA 93 48 44 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 59 45 38
LANTUS 88 77 46 46
IBUPROFEN 88 15 46 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 86 48 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 67 49 72
PAROXETINE HCL 81 40 50 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 50 50 26
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 0 S2 52 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78 67 53 92
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 63 54 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 61 54 87
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 62 54 101
SPIRIVA 75 34 57 44
CELEBREX 74 58 58 77
QUINAPRIL HCL 73 40 59 125
CLOPIDOGREL 73 65 59 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 19 R 61 41
MELOXICAM 70 40 61 27
DIOVAN 70 47 61 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 58 64 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 59 65 93
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 61 66 156
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 46 67 102
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61 50 67 178
DIGOXIN 59 59 69 56
RISPERIDONE 59 46 69 74
CARVEDILOL 58 45 71 22
CLONIDINE HCL 57 51 72 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 26 72 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 39 74 137
SINGULAIR 54 39 75 67
GLIPIZIDE 54 54 75 64
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 53 75 62
GLYBURIDE 54 43 R 75 69
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 18 79 106
FAMOTIDINE 51 41 80 86
PLAVIX 51 44 80 54
LYRICA 51 35 80 90
OXYCODONE HCL 50 0 S2 83 79
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.