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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 234 out of 1499

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 234 out of 1499

361 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 361 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 361 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 8,849 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

$51 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481 434 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 453 370 S3 2 4
LISINOPRIL 377 271 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 356 283 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343 306 5 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 290 274 6 35
FUROSEMIDE 289 238 7 7
GABAPENTIN 289 192 7 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 225 206 9 14
SERTRALINE HCL 214 185 10 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200 162 11 11
OMEPRAZOLE 191 127 12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188 126 13 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 179 169 14 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172 124 15 72
MIRTAZAPINE 136 118 16 50
RISPERIDONE 125 101 17 74
ATENOLOL 118 97 18 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 91 18 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 92 20 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 81 21 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 82 21 76
CYMBALTA 113 51 23 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 81 24 33
KLOR-CON M20 106 85 25 97
CARVEDILOL 103 85 26 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 79 27 55
CEPHALEXIN 93 77 28 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92 72 29 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 84 30 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 71 31 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 40 32 141
BUPROPION XL 81 62 33 222
CLOPIDOGREL 80 73 34 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 65 35 38
PREDNISONE 77 65 36 42
NAMENDA 77 77 36 47
AGGRENOX 76 76 38 192
CLONIDINE HCL 75 62 39 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 36 40 9
MELOXICAM 72 32 41 27
METFORMIN HCL 71 43 42 8
LIDODERM 71 62 42 123
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69 69 44 20
CRESTOR 69 65 44 34
TRAMADOL HCL 69 54 44 16
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68 48 47 207
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 62 48 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 46 49 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 42 50 43
TRAZODONE HCL 60 50 51 32
SUCRALFATE 60 35 51 213
FENTANYL 59 55 S2 53 60
PLAVIX 59 53 53 54
SEROQUEL 58 48 55 158
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 42 55 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 0 57 100
DIOVAN 54 47 58 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 47 59 65
LANTUS 52 26 60 46
NYSTATIN 52 45 60 146
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 39 60 126
ALLOPURINOL 52 47 60 36
HALOPERIDOL 50 17 64 172
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 July 8, 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.