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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1499

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1499

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

16% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 568 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 15,195 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$52 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,148 661 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 745 504 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 658 517 3 3
LISINOPRIL 630 491 4 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 532 360 5 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519 393 6 2
GABAPENTIN 516 316 7 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 514 369 8 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 470 358 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 450 381 10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417 340 11 6
METFORMIN HCL 398 258 12 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 356 304 13 29
FUROSEMIDE 346 281 14 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 340 253 15 12
RANITIDINE HCL 289 174 16 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265 228 17 26
TRAZODONE HCL 260 161 18 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 242 212 19 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 154 20 9
CRESTOR 225 154 21 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 220 204 22 38
MIRTAZAPINE 219 163 23 50
SPIRIVA 209 125 24 44
CARVEDILOL 205 159 25 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 149 26 17
FINASTERIDE 196 174 27 98
ADVAIR DISKUS 186 108 28 37
PROAIR HFA 183 98 29 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 180 54 30 96
CLOPIDOGREL 170 146 31 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 169 96 32 14
METHADONE HCL 161 20 S2 33 170
NEXIUM 160 125 34 28
SERTRALINE HCL 157 132 35 24
LOVASTATIN 152 143 36 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 114 37 48
TRAMADOL HCL 149 105 37 16
PREDNISONE 147 117 39 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146 96 40 23
CEFUROXIME 138 86 41 163
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 114 42 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 78 43 31
ATENOLOL 133 115 43 21
PLAVIX 133 95 43 54
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 133 69 43 203
MISOPROSTOL 132 96 47 318
SYNTHROID 129 99 48 68
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 112 73 49 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 84 50 65
CILOSTAZOL 110 76 51 212
CELEBREX 104 92 52 77
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 102 60 53 344
LYRICA 101 54 54 90
ALLOPURINOL 101 73 54 36
CYMBALTA 101 60 54 40
COMBIVENT 95 52 57 78
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93 81 58 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93 14 R 58 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 92 92 60 156
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 84 60 169
VENTOLIN HFA 91 65 62 148
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 62 63 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89 60 64 93
SINGULAIR 81 54 65 67
PEN NEEDLE 81 46 65 120
LIDODERM 81 32 65 123
AZITHROMYCIN 80 51 68 45
OXYCODONE HCL 80 55 S2 68 79
TOPIRAMATE 80 0 68 128
FENTANYL 79 55 S2 71 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 68 71 25
DIOVAN 78 62 73 58
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 64 73 62
ZOSTAVAX 77 63 75 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 51 75 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 29 77 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76 56 77 89
LANTUS 75 50 79 46
BOOSTRIX 71 48 80 416
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 45 80 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 34 R 82 49
NAPROXEN 70 15 82 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 70 60 82 35
DIGOXIN 69 50 85 56
KETOCONAZOLE 69 42 85 217
INDAPAMIDE 67 54 87 234
METHOTREXATE 66 36 88 236
MELOXICAM 66 24 88 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 48 90 133
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 41 91 53
PAROXETINE HCL 63 29 91 59
LOVAZA 61 34 93 136
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 26 94 114
AMOXICILLIN 59 31 95 113
METRONIDAZOLE 57 37 96 301
KLOR-CON M20 57 35 96 97
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 55 53 98 237
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 43 99 52
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 52 35 100 224
ABILIFY 50 0 101 143
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. 26, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.