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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,961Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 49

$2.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 49

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,438 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$73 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 27.


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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
LISINOPRIL 1,285 747 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,220 625 2 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 747 492 3 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 714 644 4 20
OMEPRAZOLE 699 427 5 5
NAMENDA 696 633 6 38
FUROSEMIDE 695 557 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 689 489 8 7
RANITIDINE HCL 688 332 9 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 646 381 10 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 637 136 R 11 89
RISPERIDONE 596 160 12 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 535 167 13 67
MIRTAZAPINE 519 341 14 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 510 375 15 9
TRAMADOL HCL 469 323 16 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 467 330 S3 17 3
METFORMIN HCL 452 213 18 8
GABAPENTIN 450 295 19 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 448 191 20 16
FAMOTIDINE 411 260 21 75
LANTUS 407 243 22 44
TRAZODONE HCL 368 148 23 28
OLANZAPINE 361 112 24 109
SERTRALINE HCL 350 175 25 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339 180 26 14
LEVETIRACETAM 313 100 27 90
EXELON 308 262 28 127
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 300 195 29 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 300 278 29 13
BACLOFEN 287 119 31 83
CARVEDILOL 277 169 32 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 276 189 33 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 274 161 34 72
ATENOLOL 254 150 35 17
GLIPIZIDE 251 160 36 49
ABILIFY 243 129 37 108
CYMBALTA 236 150 38 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 234 83 39 160
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 231 91 40 33
NOVOLOG 227 152 41 95
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 215 55 42 105
CLONIDINE HCL 206 151 43 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 202 118 44 98
FENOFIBRATE 201 70 45 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 197 101 46 129
MELOXICAM 185 110 47 29
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 183 66 48 96
LAMOTRIGINE 182 23 49 171
CARBAMAZEPINE 177 51 50 131
CLOZAPINE 175 0 51 137
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175 108 51 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 72 53 19
IBUPROFEN 163 0 54 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 163 127 54 92
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 162 17 56 121
NOVOLIN R 160 124 57 186
HALOPERIDOL 154 31 58 154
CLOPIDOGREL 153 128 59 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 141 60 21
FINASTERIDE 150 101 61 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 84 62 34
GLYBURIDE 141 78 R 63 82
GEMFIBROZIL 139 27 64 105
KLOR-CON M20 132 97 65 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 102 66 57
NYSTATIN 127 88 66 97
LIDODERM 124 87 68 100
TRICOR 124 42 68 86
HYDROXYZINE HCL 124 63 R 68 158
NEXIUM 124 75 68 23
LATANOPROST 123 90 72 201
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 120 64 73 147
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 59 73 65
SEROQUEL 120 62 73 148
TOPIRAMATE 118 16 76 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 88 77 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 35 S2 78 74
DIOVAN 114 101 79 69
TRAVATAN Z 114 68 79 178
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 70 81 76
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113 72 81 103
OXCARBAZEPINE 112 39 83 209
PREDNISONE 109 78 84 42
NAPROXEN 108 57 85 68
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 105 70 86 216
PLAVIX 103 76 87 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 51 88 58
LOVAZA 99 24 89 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 42 90 43
LITHIUM CARBONATE 96 47 91 187
DILTIAZEM HCL 94 68 92 218
FENTANYL 91 83 S2 93 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 51 93 140
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 89 30 95 220
PRIMIDONE 88 17 96 221
VALPROIC ACID 87 47 97 223
INVEGA 87 18 97 223
LOVASTATIN 87 47 97 25
ACTOS 87 40 97 223
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 62 101 46
LOPERAMIDE 85 24 102 184
LEXAPRO 85 51 102 227
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 38 102 55
SANTYL 82 64 105 231
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 65 106 26
VENTOLIN HFA 79 31 107 135
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 62 107 52
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 78 42 109 235
RISPERDAL CONSTA 78 18 109 235
DILANTIN 77 0 111 195
DETROL LA 77 30 111 157
NYSTOP 75 26 113 200
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 52 114 120
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 73 0 R 115 241
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 26 116 60
NIASPAN 72 37 116 138
SPIRIVA 70 47 118 55
SINGULAIR 68 28 119 73
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 67 60 120 202
PAROXETINE HCL 66 41 121 71
COMBIVENT 64 27 122 99
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 26 123 146
NUEDEXTA 63 25 123 247
PATANOL 62 46 125 248
DIGOXIN 61 52 126 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 60 46 R 127 185
ACTONEL 60 0 127 213
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 20 R 129 59
FAZACLO 58 0 130 259
KLOR-CON 10 58 22 130 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 0 132 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 23 132 101
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 56 40 134 264
INSULIN SYRINGE 55 21 135 143
KLOR-CON M10 54 52 136 130
LIPITOR 54 29 136 80
PROAIR HFA 54 0 136 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 19 136 125
OXYCODONE HCL 52 0 S2 140 88
ALLOPURINOL 52 52 140 37
DILTIAZEM ER 52 33 140 144
KETOCONAZOLE 51 13 143 215
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 31 144 45
CILOSTAZOL 50 28 144 174
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 April 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.