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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 142 out of 1499

$795K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 1499

381 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 381 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 381 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 12,015 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
SIMVASTATIN 660 589 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452 382 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 440 400 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429 361 4 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386 362 5 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 370 345 6 11
LISINOPRIL 348 304 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 337 281 8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316 287 9 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 242 10 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295 237 S3 11 4
TRAMADOL HCL 248 211 12 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 228 13 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 220 197 14 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 202 171 15 53
ALLOPURINOL 184 171 16 36
MELOXICAM 179 149 17 27
CARVEDILOL 176 160 18 22
MIRTAZAPINE 161 157 19 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 108 20 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160 149 20 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 158 149 22 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 133 23 18
TRAZODONE HCL 149 119 24 32
LANTUS 147 137 25 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 91 26 23
GABAPENTIN 136 110 27 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 125 27 20
NAMENDA 128 127 29 47
FENOFIBRATE 126 99 30 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 114 31 29
NOVOLOG 117 97 32 110
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 105 32 35
FAMOTIDINE 115 97 34 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 114 35 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 87 36 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 102 37 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 97 38 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 91 39 48
PEN NEEDLE 98 96 40 120
LOVASTATIN 97 85 41 19
OXYCODONE HCL 97 72 S2 41 79
TRILIPIX 96 92 43 171
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 80 43 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94 88 45 89
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87 76 46 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 81 47 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 77 48 118
SERTRALINE HCL 80 66 48 24
ZETIA 78 78 50 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 75 51 51
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 68 51 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 59 53 156
NIASPAN 69 63 54 150
EVISTA 64 64 55 132
CLOPIDOGREL 63 58 56 39
PROAIR HFA 63 56 56 30
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 54 58 102
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58 11 R 59 144
CRESTOR 58 45 59 34
VENTOLIN HFA 58 42 59 148
CLONIDINE HCL 57 37 62 57
LEVETIRACETAM 57 31 62 142
DIGOXIN 56 56 64 56
TOPIRAMATE 53 22 65 128
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 40 65 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 38 S2 67 85
ATENOLOL 51 46 68 21
TRIMETHOPRIM 51 45 68 356
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 31 70 100
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.