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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 1499

$655K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 195 out of 1499

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

6% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 898 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 12,826 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 685 549 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 613 453 S3 2 4
LOVASTATIN 586 474 3 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547 507 4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 484 386 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 454 378 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 391 332 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 370 304 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327 276 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 247 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290 271 11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 274 248 12 12
SIMVASTATIN 272 198 13 3
RANITIDINE HCL 265 188 14 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261 233 15 20
SERTRALINE HCL 236 187 16 24
TRAMADOL HCL 222 161 17 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 208 187 18 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 198 174 19 65
TRAZODONE HCL 194 164 20 32
PROAIR HFA 192 106 21 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181 158 22 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 146 23 14
GABAPENTIN 160 114 24 13
SPIRIVA 158 115 25 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 111 26 25
ALLOPURINOL 133 132 27 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 122 28 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 114 29 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 126 104 30 106
CARVEDILOL 126 107 30 22
AZITHROMYCIN 121 96 32 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 109 87 33 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 91 34 87
LANTUS 101 77 35 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 88 36 48
ATENOLOL 100 89 36 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 36 35
GLIPIZIDE 99 75 39 64
CLOPIDOGREL 99 82 39 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 77 39 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 69 42 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 91 71 43 101
NAPROXEN 91 85 43 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 75 45 43
AMOXICILLIN 88 78 46 113
CLONIDINE HCL 81 81 47 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 63 47 29
NEXIUM 78 64 49 28
VENTOLIN HFA 78 63 49 148
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 44 R 51 41
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77 77 51 179
PREDNISONE 74 49 53 42
SYMBICORT 73 49 54 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 58 55 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 72 55 26
DIGOXIN 71 71 57 56
CALCITONIN-SALMON 66 66 58 296
DILTIAZEM ER 66 66 58 124
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 62 60 75
LOVAZA 63 59 61 136
PLAVIX 63 50 61 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 44 R 63 49
PAROXETINE HCL 61 41 64 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 61 64 33
CYMBALTA 61 36 64 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 49 S2 67 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 53 68 72
NAMENDA 55 55 69 47
SINGULAIR 55 32 69 67
MELOXICAM 54 47 71 27
CELEBREX 54 50 71 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 51 71 89
DIOVAN 53 28 74 58
BYSTOLIC 52 49 75 108
CAPTOPRIL 52 43 75 251
OXYCODONE HCL 51 18 S2 77 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 50 77 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 32 77 135
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 42 77 129
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 17, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.