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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 1499

$892K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 1499

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 499 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,434 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 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 622 364 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 582 476 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 476 373 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 474 354 4 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 382 185 5 14
SIMVASTATIN 376 270 6 3
RANITIDINE HCL 336 185 7 15
METFORMIN HCL 336 240 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315 212 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307 199 10 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 301 141 11 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 195 12 11
LISINOPRIL 280 175 13 1
TRAMADOL HCL 267 135 14 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 212 15 9
GABAPENTIN 244 125 16 13
NEXIUM 216 131 17 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212 160 18 20
CYMBALTA 212 77 18 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 187 156 20 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 176 105 R 21 41
PROAIR HFA 160 91 22 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 160 80 22 43
TRAZODONE HCL 156 74 24 32
DIGOXIN 144 116 25 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 73 26 29
CARISOPRODOL 136 0 R 27 71
IBUPROFEN 135 36 28 70
SERTRALINE HCL 132 85 29 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 67 30 25
KLOR-CON 10 123 106 31 112
NAPROXEN 122 68 32 63
CELEBREX 115 103 33 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 80 34 37
CRESTOR 112 99 35 34
ATENOLOL 105 82 36 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 73 37 17
ALLOPURINOL 102 72 38 36
MIRTAZAPINE 101 84 39 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 98 39 35
GLYBURIDE 98 46 R 41 69
LANTUS 89 41 42 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 55 42 31
SINGULAIR 85 46 44 67
NAMENDA 82 82 45 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 49 45 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 69 45 55
CLOPIDOGREL 79 46 48 39
HYDROXYZINE HCL 79 27 R 48 173
LOVASTATIN 78 55 50 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 60 51 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 49 52 18
OXYCONTIN 74 12 S2 53 99
PREDNISONE 73 65 54 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 57 55 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72 50 R 55 49
DICYCLOMINE HCL 71 28 57 181
MELOXICAM 69 57 58 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 23 59 96
METHOTREXATE 64 51 60 236
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63 45 R 61 202
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 33 S2 62 80
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 62 62 93
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 24 64 102
PREMARIN 61 19 R 64 139
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 51 66 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 59 67 92
TOPIRAMATE 58 14 68 128
FINASTERIDE 58 0 68 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 35 68 87
LYRICA 56 18 71 90
AZITHROMYCIN 55 40 72 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 31 R 72 138
FENTANYL 55 35 S2 72 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 37 72 38
SPIRIVA 54 54 76 44
COMBIVENT 54 54 76 78
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 53 78 179
CARVEDILOL 53 45 78 22
GLIPIZIDE 53 42 78 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 81 75
METHADONE HCL 52 0 S2 81 170
PLAVIX 51 29 83 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 83 33
HUMULIN 70-30 50 30 85 316
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 26 85 133
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.