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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 1499

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1499

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 558 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 558 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 11,901 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 581 235 S3 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 566 485 2 7
LISINOPRIL 521 358 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 445 368 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418 315 5 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 410 266 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409 313 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 408 301 8 5
GABAPENTIN 405 212 9 13
SIMVASTATIN 355 220 10 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 353 296 11 12
RANITIDINE HCL 326 206 12 15
TRAMADOL HCL 305 203 13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294 200 14 9
ROPINIROLE HCL 269 186 15 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261 157 16 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248 206 17 10
METFORMIN HCL 226 163 18 8
FENTANYL 216 115 S2 19 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 205 197 20 35
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 196 73 S2 21 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 144 22 17
CYMBALTA 167 71 23 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 164 72 24 94
MIRTAZAPINE 161 114 25 50
ATENOLOL 159 101 26 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 124 27 20
SERTRALINE HCL 155 133 27 24
BACLOFEN 145 27 29 119
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 103 30 72
PROAIR HFA 127 48 31 30
LOVASTATIN 126 102 32 19
NAMENDA 125 113 33 47
NEXIUM 123 55 34 28
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 83 S2 35 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 119 36 61
TRAZODONE HCL 118 80 37 32
LYRICA 107 41 38 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 105 29 39 105
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 102 40 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 71 R 40 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 74 42 29
PREDNISONE 97 63 42 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95 71 44 95
LANTUS 95 65 44 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 34 46 31
CEFADROXIL 93 53 46 392
ALLOPURINOL 91 81 48 36
BUPROPION HCL SR 91 32 48 151
CARISOPRODOL 89 0 R 50 71
CARVEDILOL 89 88 50 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 62 52 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 0 53 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 75 53 26
CELEBREX 81 30 55 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 64 55 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 40 57 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 76 58 33
SPIRIVA 77 50 59 44
METFORMIN HCL ER 76 31 60 53
MORPHINE SULFATE 76 24 S2 60 205
MELOXICAM 75 42 62 27
LIDODERM 74 43 63 123
SINGULAIR 73 34 64 67
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 73 17 S3 64 231
OXYCONTIN 73 24 S2 64 99
DIGOXIN 72 63 67 56
COMBIVENT 72 36 67 78
JANUVIA 68 38 69 84
OXYCODONE HCL 67 14 S2 70 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 22 71 96
BUMETANIDE 63 40 72 167
RISPERIDONE 62 33 73 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 62 73 51
PAROXETINE HCL 62 26 73 59
GLIPIZIDE 61 61 76 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 38 77 114
NAPROXEN 60 24 77 63
ABILIFY 59 45 79 143
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 46 79 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 33 79 25
AGGRENOX 59 47 79 192
CLONIDINE HCL 58 45 83 57
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 33 84 102
DIOVAN HCT 57 38 84 122
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 49 86 76
IBUPROFEN 56 29 86 70
NASONEX 56 19 86 198
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 46 89 126
FINASTERIDE 53 48 90 98
ACTOS 51 34 91 145
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 12 91 184
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 20 S2 93 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 28 93 37
CLOPIDOGREL 50 49 93 39
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 Jan. 4, 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.