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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1499

$2.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1499

825 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

11% of this provider’s 825 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 825 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 23,998 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 1,550 1,051 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,281 899 2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,081 730 3 18
FUROSEMIDE 1,043 825 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 983 678 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 868 646 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 832 523 7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 806 495 S3 8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 727 619 9 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 662 602 10 35
NAMENDA 629 574 11 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 586 473 12 10
RANITIDINE HCL 523 291 13 15
SERTRALINE HCL 498 356 14 24
TRAMADOL HCL 474 317 15 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 471 258 16 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 466 326 17 20
RISPERIDONE 465 208 18 74
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 419 116 R 19 144
GABAPENTIN 417 288 20 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 400 248 21 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374 327 22 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 367 170 23 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 365 240 24 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 352 212 25 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 348 261 26 92
SIMVASTATIN 334 170 27 3
CYMBALTA 325 160 28 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 296 231 29 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294 213 30 9
CLOPIDOGREL 285 227 31 39
PREDNISONE 281 224 32 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258 229 33 26
FAMOTIDINE 254 123 34 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 250 37 35 153
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 246 149 S2 36 80
TRAZODONE HCL 241 103 37 32
KLOR-CON M20 235 208 38 97
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226 160 39 17
FAZACLO 214 40 40 305
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 213 102 41 72
CARVEDILOL 211 169 42 22
MELOXICAM 209 109 43 27
LEVETIRACETAM 208 86 44 142
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 205 186 45 51
ALLOPURINOL 202 170 46 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 196 140 47 55
PLAVIX 194 157 48 54
FENTANYL 192 106 S2 49 60
ATENOLOL 188 115 50 21
GEMFIBROZIL 183 99 51 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 117 52 48
DIGOXIN 177 172 53 56
GLIPIZIDE 177 75 53 64
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 173 33 10 55 249
FENOFIBRATE 170 85 56 66
FINASTERIDE 162 138 57 98
ABILIFY 161 71 58 143
LANTUS 158 90 59 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 154 105 R 60 41
SPIRIVA 153 117 61 44
OLANZAPINE 149 48 62 140
AZITHROMYCIN 147 106 63 45
HALOPERIDOL 147 31 63 172
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 81 65 76
CRESTOR 144 95 66 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 142 92 67 141
MIRTAZAPINE 140 114 68 50
PAROXETINE HCL 140 78 68 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 136 61 70 137
CLONIDINE HCL 135 89 71 57
IBUPROFEN 134 33 72 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 134 65 72 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 63 74 43
JANUVIA 130 71 75 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127 114 76 33
INVEGA SUSTENNA 122 0 77 369
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 79 78 61
RISPERDAL CONSTA 113 17 79 242
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 0 S2 80 81
NEXIUM 111 56 81 28
PROPRANOLOL HCL 110 38 82 115
METOLAZONE 110 73 82 174
CLOZAPINE 109 0 84 223
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109 63 84 87
ENABLEX 108 99 86 220
LAMOTRIGINE 101 39 87 159
NYSTATIN 100 63 88 146
PRIMIDONE 97 46 89 218
TOPIRAMATE 95 0 90 128
OXCARBAZEPINE 95 36 90 298
SEROQUEL 94 67 92 158
HYDROXYZINE HCL 94 45 R 92 173
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 93 78 94 201
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 78 94 109
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92 76 96 161
BENAZEPRIL HCL 92 73 96 93
EXELON 90 77 98 166
LIDODERM 90 73 98 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 15 100 96
TRICOR 88 38 101 103
LITHIUM CARBONATE 88 0 101 219
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 59 101 65
BYSTOLIC 87 86 104 108
BUSPIRONE HCL 87 70 104 94
MUPIROCIN 86 42 106 177
CARBAMAZEPINE 85 39 107 184
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84 63 108 82
BACLOFEN 83 30 109 119
GENERLAC 82 32 110 247
SINGULAIR 82 34 110 67
MECLIZINE HCL 80 65 112 186
PROAIR HFA 80 27 112 30
TRAVATAN Z 80 66 112 265
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 79 59 115 160
DIOVAN 79 72 115 58
DILTIAZEM ER 76 50 117 124
BUPROPION HCL SR 75 52 118 151
OLANZAPINE ODT 75 15 118 409
AMIODARONE HCL 74 66 120 231
DETROL LA 72 28 121 155
LYRICA 72 28 121 90
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 57 S2 123 85
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 71 16 R 123 277
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 60 125 62
DILANTIN 70 27 125 252
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70 59 125 152
TERAZOSIN HCL 66 56 128 147
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 65 36 129 375
KLOR-CON M10 65 45 129 176
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 64 46 131 261
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64 54 131 214
ENULOSE 62 17 133 353
NYSTOP 62 44 133 208
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 59 25 R 135 285
DICYCLOMINE HCL 59 29 135 181
CELEBREX 58 14 137 77
NAPROXEN 58 21 137 63
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 36 139 188
CEPHALEXIN 55 45 140 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 18 140 31
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 55 26 140 288
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 18 140 133
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 36 144 101
INVEGA 53 13 145 334
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 51 28 146 286
LEXAPRO 50 36 147 209
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.