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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1499

$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 1499

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

4% of this provider’s 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 506 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 16,435 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

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 889 742 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 715 679 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 632 505 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 604 516 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 511 416 5 8
TRAMADOL HCL 509 371 6 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 455 296 S3 7 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 449 353 8 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415 339 9 9
RANITIDINE HCL 395 282 10 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 387 325 11 38
SIMVASTATIN 375 351 12 3
FUROSEMIDE 372 340 13 7
SERTRALINE HCL 368 289 14 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 342 313 15 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327 267 16 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316 270 17 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 309 252 18 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 248 19 11
GABAPENTIN 277 170 20 13
LOVASTATIN 267 234 21 19
CLOPIDOGREL 251 200 22 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245 207 23 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 243 183 24 14
MELOXICAM 242 173 25 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222 200 26 29
CARVEDILOL 205 198 27 22
PLAVIX 175 144 28 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172 133 29 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 162 30 35
DIOVAN 169 153 31 58
ALLOPURINOL 158 146 32 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 154 153 33 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 150 95 R 34 41
SYNTHROID 150 140 34 68
CLONIDINE HCL 140 127 36 57
DILTIAZEM ER 138 138 37 124
NEXIUM 137 99 38 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 137 116 38 109
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 135 40 17
CRESTOR 129 80 41 34
DIOVAN HCT 123 106 42 122
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 121 72 R 43 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 97 44 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 87 44 37
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 68 44 62
EVISTA 108 100 47 132
PROAIR HFA 107 86 48 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 104 49 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105 74 50 95
AMOXICILLIN 103 78 51 113
ATENOLOL 100 85 52 21
TRICOR 99 73 53 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 95 54 73
SINGULAIR 93 71 55 67
GEMFIBROZIL 91 69 56 88
IBUPROFEN 90 61 57 70
PREDNISONE 85 69 58 42
CELEBREX 82 69 59 77
DIGOXIN 76 72 60 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 60 60 87
GLYBURIDE 74 74 R 62 69
NAMENDA 74 74 62 47
PAROXETINE HCL 74 50 62 59
ACTOS 73 69 65 145
AZITHROMYCIN 73 62 65 45
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 46 67 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 69 68 48
DEXILANT 70 58 68 225
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 65 70 33
CEPHALEXIN 68 57 71 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 60 71 96
FENOFIBRATE 68 47 71 66
SPIRIVA 68 53 71 44
ZETIA 64 52 75 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 52 76 65
LYRICA 63 40 76 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 48 78 55
CARISOPRODOL 62 15 R 78 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 61 80 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 57 81 52
NAPROXEN 58 56 82 63
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 35 83 162
VERAPAMIL ER 54 37 84 117
TORSEMIDE 54 41 84 149
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 40 86 43
MECLIZINE HCL 51 50 87 186
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 June 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.