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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1499

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1499

941 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

5% of this provider’s 941 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 941 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 16,105 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,654 934 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,009 676 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 864 523 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 778 552 4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 725 501 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 659 517 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 618 397 7 7
RANITIDINE HCL 611 308 8 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 610 341 9 11
METFORMIN HCL 567 310 10 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 544 449 11 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 542 424 12 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 537 377 13 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 516 251 14 14
LOVASTATIN 490 323 15 19
TRAMADOL HCL 358 112 16 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356 205 17 17
GABAPENTIN 349 158 18 13
SERTRALINE HCL 293 154 19 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 258 131 20 23
PROAIR HFA 255 126 21 30
LANTUS 231 128 22 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228 193 23 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 213 200 24 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 212 162 25 51
NAPROXEN 203 87 26 63
GLIPIZIDE 196 149 27 64
CLOPIDOGREL 195 136 28 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 189 113 29 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187 153 30 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 187 112 30 62
ATENOLOL 187 137 30 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 185 64 R 33 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183 67 34 31
IBUPROFEN 183 54 34 70
COMBIVENT 177 97 36 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 177 108 36 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 175 111 38 75
MIRTAZAPINE 167 89 39 50
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 165 88 S3 40 134
DIGOXIN 160 124 41 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 160 70 R 41 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 94 43 26
CARVEDILOL 155 118 44 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 155 100 44 94
GLYBURIDE 145 103 R 46 69
NAMENDA 143 131 47 47
PLAVIX 135 93 48 54
NEXIUM 135 82 48 28
MELOXICAM 130 71 50 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 61 51 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 78 51 25
RISPERIDONE 117 73 53 74
LIPITOR 116 44 54 107
AMOXICILLIN 115 79 55 113
ROPINIROLE HCL 109 67 56 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 74 57 43
PREDNISONE 107 78 58 42
SINGULAIR 101 37 59 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 65 60 95
LIDODERM 93 58 61 123
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92 35 62 72
TRAZODONE HCL 92 27 62 32
DIOVAN 92 65 62 58
ALLOPURINOL 88 73 65 36
NOVOLOG 86 27 66 110
AZITHROMYCIN 86 51 66 45
DILTIAZEM ER 84 56 68 124
SPIRIVA 83 43 69 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 63 70 18
CYMBALTA 76 24 71 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 58 72 65
AMIODARONE HCL 73 64 72 231
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 39 74 115
NITROSTAT 72 42 74 216
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 69 74 33
FAMOTIDINE 71 60 77 86
CARBAMAZEPINE 70 25 78 184
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 26 R 79 138
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 37 80 48
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 0 81 105
CELEBREX 65 20 82 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 35 82 133
FLOVENT HFA 65 36 82 241
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 18 85 102
CARISOPRODOL 64 37 R 85 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 47 87 141
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 0 87 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 32 89 87
ENDOCET 59 17 S2 90 111
PREMARIN 58 29 R 91 139
PAROXETINE HCL 57 26 92 59
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 31 93 201
SEROQUEL 51 0 94 158
FENOFIBRATE 51 22 94 66
JANUVIA 51 36 94 84
LYRICA 51 0 94 90
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 25 98 160
CEPHALEXIN 50 37 98 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 50 98 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 34 98 52
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 12, 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.