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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1499

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1499

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

18% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 580 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 15,785 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 866 434 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 747 518 2 5
LISINOPRIL 648 404 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635 417 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 533 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 561 401 6 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 557 406 7 18
GABAPENTIN 537 331 8 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 505 365 9 14
RANITIDINE HCL 505 292 9 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 503 408 11 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 481 379 12 11
SIMVASTATIN 441 297 13 3
FENTANYL 396 301 S2 14 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 386 267 15 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 306 223 16 53
LOVASTATIN 291 198 17 19
CARVEDILOL 278 217 18 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 267 193 19 26
METFORMIN HCL 264 126 20 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 262 223 21 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 247 109 22 52
ATENOLOL 246 186 23 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 167 24 9
TRAMADOL HCL 229 79 25 16
NEXIUM 225 73 26 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 220 165 27 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 142 28 17
SERTRALINE HCL 217 121 29 24
PAROXETINE HCL 214 185 30 59
NAMENDA 211 186 31 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207 136 32 10
PROAIR HFA 204 74 33 30
ALLOPURINOL 198 187 34 36
OXYCODONE HCL 196 99 S2 35 79
LYRICA 182 99 36 90
RISPERIDONE 172 75 37 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 167 149 38 35
PREDNISONE 167 148 38 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 163 91 40 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 54 41 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 158 11 S2 41 85
CLOPIDOGREL 158 120 41 39
TRAZODONE HCL 154 48 44 32
CYMBALTA 154 41 44 40
QUINAPRIL HCL 146 122 46 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140 82 47 65
CARISOPRODOL 134 18 R 48 71
MELOXICAM 131 64 49 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125 82 50 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124 56 R 51 49
BYSTOLIC 124 112 51 108
DIOVAN 122 116 53 58
OXYCONTIN 122 72 S2 53 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 53 53 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 70 56 76
LANTUS 120 90 56 46
OLANZAPINE 119 66 58 140
ABILIFY 112 0 59 143
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109 73 60 152
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 109 102 60 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108 89 62 92
PLAVIX 107 70 63 54
BENICAR 106 83 64 211
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 26 65 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102 45 65 72
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 101 50 R 67 144
FLUOXETINE HCL 98 57 68 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95 62 69 95
SINGULAIR 95 40 69 67
MORPHINE SULFATE 93 23 S2 71 205
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 56 72 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88 53 73 96
TORSEMIDE 83 55 74 149
GEMFIBROZIL 82 47 75 88
JANUVIA 81 60 76 84
PEN NEEDLE 81 57 76 120
SPIRIVA 78 50 78 44
LOVAZA 77 30 79 136
PRENATAL PLUS 76 12 80 157
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75 28 81 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 35 82 100
LIDODERM 73 14 83 123
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 36 S2 84 80
TOPIRAMATE 71 0 85 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 45 86 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 0 R 87 138
IBUPROFEN 68 0 88 70
LAMOTRIGINE 67 11 89 159
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67 0 89 153
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 21 R 89 173
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 60 92 185
FINASTERIDE 65 49 93 98
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 49 94 137
VERAPAMIL ER 63 37 94 117
LIPITOR 62 46 96 107
TAMIFLU 62 43 96 279
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 46 96 89
DETROL LA 62 43 96 155
PREMARIN 61 16 R 100 139
DIGOXIN 61 55 100 56
SANTYL 61 21 100 260
VENTOLIN HFA 59 48 103 148
LEVETIRACETAM 59 28 103 142
LATANOPROST 59 53 103 312
AZITHROMYCIN 58 32 106 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 46 106 73
NOVOLOG 57 37 108 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 40 108 87
SOTALOL 56 43 110 246
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 43 111 51
FAMOTIDINE 54 46 112 86
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 14 112 179
NAPROXEN 53 13 114 63
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 31 114 102
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 0 116 114
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 44 116 62
CRESTOR 52 49 116 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 14 119 133
RAMIPRIL 51 51 119 127
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 11 121 184
HALOPERIDOL 50 0 121 172
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 9, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.