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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 199 out of 1499

$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 1499

380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 380 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 380 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 11,006 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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

33 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
COUMADIN 636 596 10 1 191
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 507 494 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 419 388 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 381 307 4 3
LISINOPRIL 355 310 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328 310 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307 254 S3 7 4
NAMENDA 273 273 8 47
LANTUS 253 195 9 46
OMEPRAZOLE 210 176 10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 204 195 11 14
HUMALOG 192 156 12 193
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192 178 12 10
TRAMADOL HCL 165 143 14 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 156 15 35
CARVEDILOL 155 141 16 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147 127 17 76
MIRTAZAPINE 147 130 17 50
KLOR-CON M20 145 129 19 97
NYSTATIN 141 120 20 146
GABAPENTIN 139 66 21 13
SERTRALINE HCL 136 124 22 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 113 23 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130 120 24 11
ALLOPURINOL 117 92 25 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 108 25 9
RISPERIDONE 115 108 27 74
CLOPIDOGREL 114 110 28 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113 111 29 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 106 90 30 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 101 31 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 88 32 17
NABUMETONE 100 82 32 215
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 77 34 18
DIGOXIN 89 81 35 56
FAMOTIDINE 89 89 35 86
RANITIDINE HCL 88 77 37 15
KLOR-CON M10 83 76 38 176
PAROXETINE HCL 80 80 39 59
CEPHALEXIN 80 70 39 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 79 39 51
FENTANYL 80 61 S2 39 60
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78 35 S2 43 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 60 44 23
ATENOLOL 73 71 45 21
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 68 63 46 264
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 45 46 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 62 46 26
NOVOLOG 67 41 49 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 58 49 95
PLAVIX 66 62 51 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 58 52 101
SUCRALFATE 64 57 53 213
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 64 53 72
NYSTOP 62 54 55 208
LOVASTATIN 60 48 56 19
METFORMIN HCL 60 42 56 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 54 58 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 56 51 58 12
VESICARE 53 48 60 180
LIDODERM 51 50 61 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 46 62 37
BACLOFEN 50 14 62 119
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 Oct. 23, 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.