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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,725Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 159 out of 1499

$548K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 282 out of 1499

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 630 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 12,255 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 650 584 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 498 417 S3 2 4
LOVASTATIN 444 410 3 19
LISINOPRIL 438 402 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 404 383 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393 349 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 310 277 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 300 269 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 298 260 9 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 250 10 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 234 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253 248 12 11
TRAMADOL HCL 235 227 13 16
ATENOLOL 227 190 14 21
RANITIDINE HCL 210 178 15 15
SIMVASTATIN 208 199 16 3
GLIPIZIDE 201 189 17 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 175 175 18 35
GABAPENTIN 161 144 19 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159 142 20 10
TRAZODONE HCL 144 137 21 32
ALLOPURINOL 143 143 22 36
GEMFIBROZIL 135 109 23 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119 95 24 26
CARVEDILOL 117 97 25 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 103 26 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 85 27 37
LANTUS 105 91 28 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 105 65 28 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 86 30 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 97 31 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 80 31 61
NAMENDA 98 96 31 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 86 31 55
DIGOXIN 95 81 35 56
ZETIA 90 79 36 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 87 37 33
JANUVIA 84 84 38 84
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 75 39 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 56 R 40 41
VERAPAMIL ER 76 76 41 117
MIRTAZAPINE 76 68 41 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 74 41 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 73 44 20
NEXIUM 73 63 44 28
FENTANYL 70 66 S2 46 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 69 47 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 69 47 94
AZITHROMYCIN 67 64 49 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 52 50 104
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 62 51 156
PREDNISONE 61 61 52 42
MELOXICAM 61 50 52 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 47 54 95
CLONIDINE HCL 60 60 54 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 55 56 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 43 57 62
PAROXETINE HCL 54 54 58 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 47 59 106
METHOCARBAMOL 52 30 R 60 175
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 43 60 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 60 75
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 45 60 131
BACLOFEN 51 0 64 119
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, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.