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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,452Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1499

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1499

629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%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

14% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 629 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 17,023 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

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 938 732 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 926 769 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 880 648 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 795 454 S3 4 4
LISINOPRIL 733 527 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 714 629 6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 701 593 7 6
GABAPENTIN 638 398 8 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 592 394 9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 552 342 10 14
SIMVASTATIN 480 388 11 3
METFORMIN HCL 479 274 12 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 445 345 13 12
RANITIDINE HCL 400 215 14 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366 282 15 9
MELOXICAM 330 253 16 27
SERTRALINE HCL 327 230 17 24
LOVASTATIN 303 203 18 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259 127 19 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 241 231 20 35
LANTUS 231 169 21 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 217 64 22 105
GLIPIZIDE 217 148 22 64
NEXIUM 217 136 22 28
FENTANYL 207 133 S2 25 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201 151 26 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 199 163 27 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 158 28 17
PROAIR HFA 184 99 29 30
AZITHROMYCIN 181 120 30 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 140 31 48
GLIPIZIDE XL 176 150 32 164
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172 129 33 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 169 126 34 65
CARVEDILOL 166 123 35 22
ALLOPURINOL 166 122 35 36
CLONIDINE HCL 164 82 37 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 149 95 38 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 131 39 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 145 105 40 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 144 44 R 41 41
NAMENDA 141 141 42 47
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 139 97 43 135
NABUMETONE 136 79 44 215
ATENOLOL 127 116 45 21
NOVOLOG 126 107 46 110
TRAMADOL HCL 124 69 47 16
CLOPIDOGREL 122 80 48 39
PAROXETINE HCL 121 77 49 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 120 54 50 126
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 72 50 29
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 120 74 50 160
DIGOXIN 116 106 53 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 90 54 26
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 69 55 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 110 81 56 95
OXYCODONE HCL 108 34 S2 57 79
SINGULAIR 103 55 58 67
SPIRIVA 101 77 59 44
NAPROXEN 99 84 60 63
KLOR-CON M20 98 50 61 97
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95 61 S2 62 85
TRAZODONE HCL 88 43 63 32
MUPIROCIN 88 67 63 177
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 59 65 51
NYSTATIN 85 72 66 146
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 67 66 87
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 41 S3 66 134
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 25 69 43
VYTORIN 81 81 70 154
GLYBURIDE 78 47 R 71 69
CEPHALEXIN 76 67 72 83
NOVOLIN R 74 62 73 206
BACLOFEN 74 36 73 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 31 75 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 43 76 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 47 S2 77 80
TOPIRAMATE 67 19 77 128
SEROQUEL 66 46 79 158
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 48 79 115
PREDNISONE 65 48 81 42
DETROL LA 64 45 82 155
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 57 83 92
TRICOR 62 19 84 103
FAMOTIDINE 62 37 84 86
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 37 84 25
PLAVIX 62 42 84 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61 49 88 141
AMOXICILLIN 60 46 89 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 40 90 18
EXELON 58 58 91 166
RISPERIDONE 57 56 92 74
CYMBALTA 57 24 92 40
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 57 49 92 229
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 12 95 137
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 18 95 102
CRESTOR 55 48 97 34
LIDODERM 54 36 98 123
KLOR-CON 8 53 26 99 245
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 53 99 125
OXYCONTIN 53 28 S2 99 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 27 102 76
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 11 S2 103 81
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 Feb. 18, 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.