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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1499

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1499

559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%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

10% of this provider’s 559 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 559 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 18,045 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,068 832 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,056 703 2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,036 793 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 753 619 4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 728 539 S3 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 684 564 6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 665 495 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604 481 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 574 473 9 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 526 467 10 12
METFORMIN HCL 446 249 11 8
GABAPENTIN 441 316 12 13
RANITIDINE HCL 414 201 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 396 231 14 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 335 247 15 38
TRAMADOL HCL 308 251 16 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 285 285 17 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 275 197 18 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 222 19 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 166 20 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 248 187 21 65
TRAZODONE HCL 234 126 22 32
NEXIUM 227 144 23 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 225 201 24 52
AZITHROMYCIN 221 146 25 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211 168 26 17
RISPERIDONE 209 114 27 74
NAMENDA 207 207 28 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 168 29 29
MELOXICAM 190 114 30 27
FENTANYL 186 124 S2 31 60
CARVEDILOL 185 140 32 22
CRESTOR 180 144 33 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 179 103 34 55
LOVASTATIN 178 110 35 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 133 36 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 163 82 37 72
LANTUS 159 129 38 46
SPIRIVA 147 120 39 44
PROAIR HFA 147 109 39 30
ATENOLOL 146 102 41 21
PAROXETINE HCL 145 97 42 59
SERTRALINE HCL 144 91 43 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 78 44 18
CEPHALEXIN 131 113 45 83
FAMOTIDINE 131 76 45 86
MIRTAZAPINE 126 107 47 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125 92 48 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 58 49 100
CLOPIDOGREL 118 89 50 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116 67 R 51 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114 114 52 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 58 52 31
ALLOPURINOL 113 99 54 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 82 55 51
KLOR-CON M20 111 86 56 97
IBUPROFEN 109 34 57 70
DIOVAN 109 109 57 58
DICYCLOMINE HCL 107 59 59 181
NOVOLOG 102 72 60 110
PREDNISONE 94 76 61 42
COMBIVENT 91 60 62 78
GEMFIBROZIL 90 53 63 88
PLAVIX 88 68 64 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 47 65 76
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 85 20 R 66 144
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 33 67 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 68 67 61
NAPROXEN 80 34 69 63
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77 60 70 201
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 67 71 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 76 25 71 94
CYMBALTA 75 28 73 40
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74 61 R 74 202
CLONIDINE HCL 72 21 75 57
CELEBREX 71 33 76 77
LEVETIRACETAM 68 43 77 142
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 0 78 115
GLYBURIDE 66 36 R 79 69
OLANZAPINE 66 52 79 140
CLOZAPINE 66 0 79 223
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 0 82 153
SYMBICORT 65 51 82 121
SEROQUEL 64 42 84 158
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 84 92
OXYCODONE HCL 64 20 S2 84 79
ENDOCET 63 23 S2 87 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 48 88 87
SYNTHROID 62 60 88 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 37 88 75
KLOR-CON M10 60 48 91 176
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 42 91 37
LUNESTA 60 25 91 230
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59 24 94 106
HALOPERIDOL 59 31 94 172
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 58 94 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 41 94 126
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 47 94 188
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 37 99 43
LIPITOR 58 37 99 107
TOPIRAMATE 58 26 99 128
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 43 102 73
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 42 103 102
SINGULAIR 52 38 104 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 29 104 26
COUMADIN 50 41 106 191
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 29 106 114
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 April 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.