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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 49

$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 49

342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 342 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 4,402 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 533 201 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 387 198 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308 152 3 2
RANITIDINE HCL 287 105 4 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 133 5 30
METFORMIN HCL 231 89 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 218 152 7 4
CEPHALEXIN 202 99 8 81
MELOXICAM 175 90 9 29
LISINOPRIL 171 59 10 1
NEXIUM 162 56 11 23
OMEPRAZOLE 155 58 12 5
TRAMADOL HCL 150 76 13 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 144 0 R 14 31
AMOXICILLIN 138 72 15 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 54 16 19
PROAIR HFA 130 29 17 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 41 18 16
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 107 15 S3 19 138
TRAZODONE HCL 107 22 19 28
NYSTATIN 105 55 21 97
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104 49 22 9
AZITHROMYCIN 103 55 23 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103 38 23 10
GLIPIZIDE 98 33 25 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 47 26 26
IBUPROFEN 96 0 27 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 51 28 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 29 29 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 94 54 29 7
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 13 R 31 122
CARVEDILOL 91 37 32 24
COMBIVENT 88 35 33 99
DONEPEZIL HCL 88 74 33 20
GLYBURIDE 87 57 R 35 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 23 35 52
MIRTAZAPINE 86 48 37 41
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 81 0 R 38 191
DIOVAN HCT 80 45 39 115
HYDROCORTISONE 80 43 39 170
DIOVAN 78 57 41 69
GABAPENTIN 76 17 42 12
LANTUS 76 38 42 44
CELEBREX 75 41 44 78
SPIRIVA 75 20 44 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 35 46 34
ESTRADIOL 72 0 R 47 163
CLOPIDOGREL 72 32 47 40
TRICOR 65 0 49 86
GEMFIBROZIL 64 21 50 105
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 62 0 51 248
WARFARIN SODIUM 61 0 52 13
SINGULAIR 61 18 52 73
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 16 54 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 14 55 60
LEVETIRACETAM 59 0 55 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 23 55 101
CLOZAPINE 58 0 58 137
ATENOLOL 55 26 59 17
NASONEX 52 25 60 213
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 16 60 194
SYMBICORT 52 0 60 123
CYMBALTA 52 16 60 35
PREMARIN 51 13 R 64 217
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 0 R 65 59
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 Feb. 5, 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.