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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,369Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1499

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1499

953 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%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

9% of this provider’s 953 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 953 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 19,463 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,156 819 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 901 762 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 857 702 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 835 680 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 720 597 5 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 648 599 6 14
ATENOLOL 634 510 7 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521 465 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 502 360 9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 394 274 10 16
SIMVASTATIN 388 291 11 3
GABAPENTIN 363 281 12 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344 298 13 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 344 344 13 35
RANITIDINE HCL 314 201 15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 313 264 16 11
PREDNISONE 300 262 17 42
TRAZODONE HCL 288 232 18 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 280 248 19 12
NAMENDA 265 241 20 47
CARVEDILOL 237 214 21 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231 198 22 29
MIRTAZAPINE 228 207 23 50
SEROQUEL XR 226 209 24 196
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 164 25 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 194 26 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203 184 27 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 133 28 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172 168 29 72
CARISOPRODOL 171 69 R 30 71
DIGOXIN 163 158 31 56
CRESTOR 162 113 32 34
CLONIDINE HCL 161 143 33 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 131 34 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 152 130 35 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 148 112 36 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 119 37 17
LANTUS 141 112 38 46
ALLOPURINOL 139 130 39 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138 113 40 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138 125 40 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 115 40 20
MELOXICAM 137 82 43 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 137 117 43 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 121 45 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133 109 46 96
FENTANYL 133 61 S2 46 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131 127 48 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130 73 49 100
RISPERIDONE 129 116 50 74
SERTRALINE HCL 123 78 51 24
GLIPIZIDE 122 96 52 64
GEMFIBROZIL 119 75 53 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117 86 54 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111 109 55 104
LOVASTATIN 111 92 55 19
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 107 71 57 137
DIOVAN 105 89 58 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102 101 59 95
CYMBALTA 101 74 60 40
METHADONE HCL 101 72 S2 60 170
SYMBICORT 98 79 62 121
CLOPIDOGREL 97 87 63 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 75 R 63 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 92 65 55
AZITHROMYCIN 93 76 66 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93 61 66 89
BYSTOLIC 93 75 66 108
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 27 S2 69 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 92 62 69 141
SPIRIVA 90 65 71 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 88 72 82
PREMARIN 86 40 R 73 139
PLAVIX 84 80 74 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 75 75 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 81 76 92
FINASTERIDE 79 78 77 98
SEROQUEL 78 65 78 158
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 62 79 102
NEXIUM 76 64 80 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 66 80 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 70 80 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 43 83 114
GLIPIZIDE XL 74 57 84 164
PROAIR HFA 73 46 85 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 55 86 76
SINGULAIR 70 34 87 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 48 88 115
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 63 89 62
PEN NEEDLE 67 33 90 120
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 44 91 106
LYRICA 63 15 92 90
ESTRADIOL 62 45 R 93 130
AVODART 62 62 93 228
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 44 S2 93 80
LIDODERM 61 61 96 123
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 48 96 129
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 61 37 96 227
LEVETIRACETAM 60 60 99 142
METOLAZONE 56 48 100 174
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 51 101 188
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 34 R 101 173
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 33 103 184
SYNTHROID 53 49 103 68
AMOXICILLIN 51 35 105 113
SUCRALFATE 51 50 105 213
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 34 R 105 41
FLUCONAZOLE 51 44 105 190
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 16 109 43
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50 46 109 203
GLYBURIDE 50 43 R 109 69
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 May 6, 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.