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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1499

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1499

587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

20% of this provider’s 587 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 587 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 5,989 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 1,670 347 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,386 362 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 681 124 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 633 189 4 3
RANITIDINE HCL 509 115 5 15
LISINOPRIL 499 158 6 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 491 130 7 23
GABAPENTIN 435 52 8 13
CARISOPRODOL 426 34 R 9 71
METFORMIN HCL 417 125 10 8
FUROSEMIDE 392 141 11 7
PROAIR HFA 389 49 12 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 351 88 13 53
OXYCODONE HCL 325 66 S2 14 79
NEXIUM 322 62 15 28
TRAMADOL HCL 321 52 16 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 314 89 17 11
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 300 19 S2 18 81
BENAZEPRIL HCL 294 53 19 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280 128 20 6
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 277 36 R 21 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 274 31 22 105
CITALOPRAM HBR 273 92 23 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 56 24 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249 86 25 18
CRESTOR 225 27 26 34
CYMBALTA 224 48 27 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 66 28 10
TOPIRAMATE 193 0 29 128
SPIRIVA 191 21 30 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 189 31 31 37
ESTRADIOL 189 12 R 31 130
SERTRALINE HCL 185 49 33 24
IBUPROFEN 179 34 34 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 53 34 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 52 36 17
FENTANYL 176 0 S2 36 60
LYRICA 170 19 38 90
VENTOLIN HFA 168 18 39 148
AZITHROMYCIN 167 32 40 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 157 52 41 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 154 45 42 87
MELOXICAM 149 43 43 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 86 43 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 140 23 45 131
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137 48 46 89
OPANA ER 136 0 S2 47 268
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 135 12 R 48 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133 0 49 96
TRICOR 132 23 50 103
ROPINIROLE HCL 132 25 50 55
SINGULAIR 130 0 52 67
LIDODERM 129 16 53 123
COMBIVENT 129 16 53 78
JANUVIA 126 36 55 84
PEN NEEDLE 125 35 56 120
FLUOXETINE HCL 118 0 57 43
FLUCONAZOLE 116 32 58 190
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 114 14 S2 59 85
OXYCONTIN 114 0 S2 59 99
CLONIDINE HCL 113 25 61 57
CARVEDILOL 111 28 62 22
CELEBREX 110 0 63 77
DOXEPIN HCL 110 36 63 244
TRAZODONE HCL 110 18 63 32
BACLOFEN 109 13 66 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 34 67 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107 0 R 68 138
NAPROXEN 107 17 68 63
SYNTHROID 107 30 68 68
VALACYCLOVIR 103 16 71 343
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 43 71 29
MIRTAZAPINE 102 23 73 50
ATENOLOL 102 35 73 21
ALLOPURINOL 101 12 75 36
AMOXICILLIN 100 16 76 113
PREMARIN 99 38 R 77 139
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98 21 78 179
HYDROXYZINE HCL 98 0 R 78 173
NITROSTAT 97 15 80 216
PRENATAL PLUS 93 13 81 157
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 42 81 25
METHOCARBAMOL 91 0 R 83 175
LUNESTA 91 30 83 230
DICYCLOMINE HCL 89 11 85 181
CLOPIDOGREL 89 36 85 39
VESICARE 87 32 87 180
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 24 88 48
PLAVIX 84 29 89 54
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 82 0 R 90 277
PREMPRO 81 12 R 91 399
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81 0 91 133
WARFARIN SODIUM 80 0 93 12
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 22 94 114
LOVASTATIN 78 23 95 19
FINASTERIDE 77 30 96 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 11 97 72
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 0 97 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 13 99 52
VERAPAMIL ER 74 36 99 117
ACYCLOVIR 73 0 101 276
DIOVAN 72 0 102 58
WELCHOL 70 0 103 273
ABILIFY 70 0 103 143
KLOR-CON 10 68 0 105 112
FAMOTIDINE 68 25 105 86
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 18 107 135
NAMENDA 67 38 107 47
MUPIROCIN 67 19 107 177
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 0 110 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 16 111 65
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 64 23 S3 112 281
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 0 113 62
ACTOS 62 27 114 145
LANTUS 62 25 114 46
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 15 116 126
QUINAPRIL HCL 60 37 117 125
FENOFIBRATE 60 0 117 66
BYETTA 59 0 119 283
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 0 119 31
BUPROPION XL 58 0 121 222
LAMOTRIGINE 58 0 121 159
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 29 123 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 0 124 76
LIPITOR 56 0 124 107
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 54 0 S3 126 231
NYSTOP 54 23 126 208
NASONEX 52 13 128 198
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 11 129 33
KLOR-CON M20 51 0 129 97
EVISTA 51 0 129 132
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51 11 129 178
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 26 133 73
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 Jan. 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.