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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,741Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 189 out of 1499

$582K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 247 out of 1499

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

2% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 531 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 9,406 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 694 555 10 1 224
LISINOPRIL 598 467 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 481 390 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 445 374 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381 297 5 2
CARVEDILOL 317 256 6 22
METFORMIN HCL 316 196 7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 203 8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 283 187 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282 210 10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272 238 11 6
LOVASTATIN 272 175 11 19
MELOXICAM 231 179 13 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200 148 S3 14 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 181 15 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 150 16 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 152 102 17 38
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 142 112 18 62
AMOXICILLIN 139 109 19 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 95 20 9
TRAMADOL HCL 129 79 21 16
NEXIUM 129 75 21 28
RANITIDINE HCL 126 111 23 15
AZITHROMYCIN 124 83 24 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 69 25 14
PAROXETINE HCL 122 88 25 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 114 90 27 17
SERTRALINE HCL 108 78 28 24
GABAPENTIN 104 50 29 13
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104 62 29 87
BUSPIRONE HCL 99 38 31 94
CRESTOR 95 85 32 34
SPIRIVA 94 83 33 44
PROAIR HFA 90 73 34 30
ARMOUR THYROID 90 77 R 34 351
ALLOPURINOL 90 64 34 36
DEXAMETHASONE 87 64 37 347
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 75 38 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 71 39 26
NAMENDA 76 76 40 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 40 35
CEPHALEXIN 75 55 42 83
LANTUS 74 63 43 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 21 43 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 64 45 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 65 46 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68 49 46 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 57 48 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 31 49 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 21 49 96
DIOVAN 63 57 51 58
CLONIDINE HCL 58 27 52 57
FENOFIBRATE 57 42 53 66
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 46 53 29
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 37 55 164
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 56 55 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 25 57 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 52 57 82
ZETIA 54 50 59 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 29 60 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 39 61 93
VERAPAMIL ER 51 51 61 117
PREDNISONE 50 32 63 42
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.