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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,485Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1499

$1.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1499

887 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 887 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 887 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 20,695 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,073 807 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,069 722 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,016 693 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,015 662 S3 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 922 736 5 3
LISINOPRIL 759 523 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 733 578 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 675 507 8 11
RANITIDINE HCL 648 304 9 15
GABAPENTIN 642 337 10 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 518 339 11 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490 350 12 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470 296 13 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 462 388 14 12
TRAMADOL HCL 448 260 15 16
METFORMIN HCL 426 214 16 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 358 358 17 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 350 201 18 48
CARVEDILOL 343 201 19 22
CYMBALTA 322 118 20 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 321 175 21 23
MIRTAZAPINE 292 273 22 50
NAMENDA 268 268 23 47
ATENOLOL 261 197 24 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 259 202 25 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 257 132 26 31
CRESTOR 257 144 26 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 200 28 9
PROAIR HFA 241 111 29 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236 185 30 20
MELOXICAM 234 106 31 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 234 160 31 14
TRICOR 225 158 33 103
DIGOXIN 222 184 34 56
CLOPIDOGREL 220 141 35 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218 143 36 76
LANTUS 213 155 37 46
FENOFIBRATE 206 131 38 66
COMBIVENT 202 88 39 78
INSULIN SYRINGE 196 138 40 102
NEXIUM 194 79 41 28
KLOR-CON M20 194 135 41 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 191 146 43 43
SERTRALINE HCL 188 113 44 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 107 45 73
NOVOLOG 187 112 45 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 119 47 29
TRAZODONE HCL 177 94 48 32
SINGULAIR 177 64 48 67
DIOVAN 176 90 50 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 174 122 51 38
PLAVIX 172 110 52 54
JANUVIA 171 151 53 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 163 91 54 37
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 154 97 55 62
BYSTOLIC 153 89 56 108
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 152 114 57 114
RISPERIDONE 149 89 58 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149 31 R 58 41
SPIRIVA 145 76 60 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 141 88 61 101
LIPITOR 138 87 62 107
KLOR-CON 10 136 92 63 112
PREDNISONE 124 85 64 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121 41 65 133
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120 68 66 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119 82 R 67 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 116 45 R 68 138
ZETIA 115 40 69 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 95 70 65
CEFDINIR 113 78 71 187
NAPROXEN 112 37 72 63
VESICARE 106 91 73 180
ROPINIROLE HCL 105 41 74 55
LACTULOSE 104 34 75 181
ALLOPURINOL 104 72 75 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 103 71 77 94
ABILIFY 103 66 77 143
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 103 16 77 153
FAMOTIDINE 103 67 77 86
HUMALOG 102 71 81 193
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 49 82 52
DILTIAZEM ER 101 72 82 124
PEN NEEDLE 99 41 84 120
LOVASTATIN 97 85 85 19
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97 57 85 126
PRIMIDONE 91 86 87 218
SUCRALFATE 90 47 88 213
SYNTHROID 90 74 88 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 59 90 106
DETROL LA 87 71 91 155
LIDODERM 87 40 91 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 47 93 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 52 94 87
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 44 S3 94 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 62 96 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82 50 96 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 39 98 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 51 99 25
PRENATAL PLUS 78 40 99 157
VENTOLIN HFA 76 28 101 148
LYRICA 76 13 101 90
CELEBREX 75 22 103 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 72 103 33
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74 73 R 105 202
JANTOVEN 73 73 106 195
RAMIPRIL 70 50 107 127
TRILIPIX 68 24 108 171
FENTANYL 68 66 S2 108 60
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 43 110 181
TERAZOSIN HCL 67 67 110 147
KETOCONAZOLE 66 24 112 217
MUPIROCIN 66 36 112 177
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 66 50 112 334
HALOPERIDOL 65 12 115 172
PREMARIN 64 32 R 116 139
AZITHROMYCIN 63 30 117 45
CEPHALEXIN 60 51 118 83
METOLAZONE 60 43 118 174
LEXAPRO 59 41 120 209
AMIODARONE HCL 59 59 120 231
TIZANIDINE HCL 59 0 120 105
IBUPROFEN 58 22 123 70
DIOVAN HCT 58 24 123 122
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 29 123 89
AMOXICILLIN 58 43 123 113
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58 0 R 123 194
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 24 S2 128 80
METHOCARBAMOL 55 0 R 129 175
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 55 22 129 235
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 32 129 93
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 53 132 152
GEMFIBROZIL 52 34 133 88
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 0 R 133 144
BUPROPION XL 51 0 135 222
NASONEX 51 18 135 198
EVISTA 51 51 135 132
TOPIRAMATE 50 34 138 128
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. 9, 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.