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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,662Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1499

$2.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1499

1,037 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 1,037 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 1,037 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 21,139 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,777 1,145 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,332 710 2 1
RANITIDINE HCL 1,266 521 3 15
OMEPRAZOLE 1,248 597 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,181 528 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,158 576 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,118 647 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 911 534 8 11
METFORMIN HCL 900 353 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 799 472 10 10
GABAPENTIN 654 196 11 13
PROAIR HFA 613 198 12 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 533 261 13 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 482 225 14 23
TRAMADOL HCL 476 145 15 16
GLIPIZIDE 467 196 16 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 467 263 16 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 444 80 R 18 41
CARISOPRODOL 440 88 R 19 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428 236 20 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 415 113 21 31
CYMBALTA 411 45 22 40
CRESTOR 409 203 23 34
IBUPROFEN 407 124 24 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 402 354 25 35
NEXIUM 366 148 26 28
TRAZODONE HCL 354 57 27 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 353 98 28 37
SERTRALINE HCL 352 183 29 24
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 338 93 S2 30 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 324 198 31 12
MELOXICAM 322 94 32 27
MIRTAZAPINE 318 233 33 50
LOVASTATIN 316 171 34 19
CLOPIDOGREL 314 223 35 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 308 112 36 55
ATENOLOL 303 130 37 21
SPIRIVA 289 132 38 44
ENDOCET 283 23 S2 39 111
CARVEDILOL 283 204 39 22
NAMENDA 280 271 41 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 271 153 42 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265 200 43 18
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 260 104 44 137
METHOCARBAMOL 257 43 R 45 175
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 249 35 46 52
PLAVIX 248 184 47 54
KLOR-CON 10 232 132 48 112
TRICOR 232 85 48 103
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 230 42 S2 50 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228 136 51 17
TRILIPIX 222 42 52 171
ALLOPURINOL 220 137 53 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 216 59 54 43
SINGULAIR 213 89 55 67
NAPROXEN 212 81 56 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 212 117 56 76
RISPERIDONE 211 76 58 74
CELEBREX 209 84 59 77
LANTUS 206 93 60 46
ACTOS 206 115 60 145
TOPIRAMATE 205 12 62 128
BUSPIRONE HCL 200 117 63 94
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 197 69 64 114
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197 115 S2 64 80
BACLOFEN 196 47 66 119
OLANZAPINE 189 45 67 140
KLOR-CON M10 188 87 68 176
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187 120 69 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 186 61 R 70 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186 18 70 72
AZITHROMYCIN 185 93 72 45
VENTOLIN HFA 185 58 72 148
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184 136 74 33
FENOFIBRATE 182 61 75 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 182 91 75 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 180 161 77 75
ABILIFY 180 45 77 143
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 79 79 29
LIDODERM 174 86 80 123
LOVAZA 163 46 81 136
XOPENEX HFA 162 34 82 199
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 61 82 25
SYMBICORT 161 67 84 121
FENTANYL 160 45 S2 85 60
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 158 33 R 86 144
PREDNISONE 155 66 87 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153 91 88 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 152 86 R 89 138
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 152 64 89 160
LAMOTRIGINE 151 24 91 159
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151 120 91 51
INSULIN SYRINGE 145 82 93 102
LEVOFLOXACIN 145 89 93 101
JANUVIA 140 61 95 84
LEXAPRO 137 75 96 209
ZETIA 137 54 96 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 136 66 98 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 94 99 61
PAROXETINE HCL 131 54 100 59
CLONIDINE HCL 131 58 100 57
DIOVAN 127 66 102 58
LYRICA 126 27 103 90
COMBIVENT 123 63 104 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 116 55 105 95
MEGESTROL ACETATE 112 69 R 106 202
DIGOXIN 112 82 106 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111 47 108 133
RISPERDAL CONSTA 109 58 109 242
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109 79 109 92
SEROQUEL 108 18 111 158
PEN NEEDLE 108 32 111 120
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106 35 113 126
LIPITOR 106 59 113 107
CARBAMAZEPINE 105 35 115 184
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104 56 116 135
GLYBURIDE 104 71 R 116 69
QUINAPRIL HCL 104 73 116 125
PREMARIN 102 16 R 119 139
DALIRESP 101 41 120 255
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 100 16 R 121 194
DICYCLOMINE HCL 98 37 122 181
NAPROXEN SODIUM 93 0 123 263
NIASPAN 93 12 123 150
NOVOLIN R 92 71 125 206
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 23 126 96
RAMIPRIL 89 46 127 127
HALOPERIDOL 89 0 127 172
PRENATAL PLUS 87 31 129 157
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87 38 129 141
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 42 129 87
DETROL LA 86 74 132 155
DIOVAN HCT 86 47 132 122
MECLIZINE HCL 86 56 132 186
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 0 135 100
BUPROPION HCL SR 84 35 135 151
BYSTOLIC 82 41 137 108
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 82 71 137 161
LITHIUM CARBONATE 81 21 139 219
HUMALOG 75 29 140 193
FAMOTIDINE 75 0 140 86
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 74 34 142 359
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73 0 143 131
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 72 0 S3 144 281
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 0 144 89
CILOSTAZOL 72 52 144 212
FINASTERIDE 71 44 147 98
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 0 R 147 173
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71 44 R 147 290
ONGLYZA 71 37 147 200
GEMFIBROZIL 71 37 147 88
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 70 19 S2 152 189
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 69 27 153 314
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 28 154 239
KLOR-CON M20 67 55 155 97
ESTRADIOL 67 12 R 155 130
ENABLEX 66 53 157 220
FLUCONAZOLE 63 20 158 190
NYSTATIN 63 46 158 146
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 17 160 115
SEROQUEL XR 61 23 161 196
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 34 161 240
VESICARE 61 23 161 180
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 33 164 38
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 59 37 165 238
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 58 14 166 249
EXELON 58 48 166 166
AVODART 57 0 168 228
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 56 168 118
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 56 26 170 203
AMIODARONE HCL 56 27 170 231
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 27 170 62
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55 38 173 188
PATANASE 55 36 173 454
DEXILANT 54 0 175 225
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 37 176 73
NOVOLOG 52 28 177 110
NITROSTAT 52 14 177 216
PIROXICAM 51 0 179 303
OXYCONTIN 51 0 S2 179 99
OXYCODONE HCL 50 0 S2 181 79
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.