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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,185Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1499

$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1499

856 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

14% of this provider’s 856 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 856 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 25,869 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,038 810 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 931 629 S3 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 891 717 3 7
LISINOPRIL 851 698 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 748 595 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 675 525 6 10
GABAPENTIN 604 392 7 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 603 526 8 12
TRAZODONE HCL 574 425 9 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 554 434 10 11
LOVASTATIN 512 456 11 19
METFORMIN HCL 495 378 12 8
MIRTAZAPINE 486 450 13 50
SIMVASTATIN 478 376 14 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 477 434 15 35
SERTRALINE HCL 445 329 16 24
TRAMADOL HCL 425 245 17 16
OMEPRAZOLE 405 304 18 5
MELOXICAM 389 283 19 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 375 307 20 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 369 289 21 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360 307 22 20
CARVEDILOL 311 220 23 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 310 189 24 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 306 231 25 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 297 243 26 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 284 213 27 72
CLONIDINE HCL 283 243 28 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 276 248 29 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 275 168 R 30 41
NAMENDA 268 254 31 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 265 226 32 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257 176 33 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 255 190 34 29
SPIRIVA 254 186 35 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 252 212 36 118
CYMBALTA 251 105 37 40
FAMOTIDINE 247 148 38 86
NOVOLOG 245 202 39 110
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 238 187 40 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225 162 41 23
NEXIUM 216 175 42 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 187 43 9
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 209 184 44 52
LANTUS 204 136 45 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 196 180 46 38
RANITIDINE HCL 194 115 47 15
ATENOLOL 191 159 48 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 152 49 48
CRESTOR 180 150 50 34
DIGOXIN 180 154 50 56
HALOPERIDOL 178 131 52 172
DILTIAZEM ER 177 143 53 124
FENTANYL 169 114 S2 54 60
PREDNISONE 166 116 55 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163 147 56 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 154 119 57 43
LIDODERM 152 90 58 123
CLOPIDOGREL 149 118 59 39
GEMFIBROZIL 147 136 60 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL 145 110 61 214
BACLOFEN 138 46 62 119
QUINAPRIL HCL 137 137 63 125
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 136 129 64 92
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 134 116 S2 65 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 134 99 R 65 49
NYSTOP 134 95 65 208
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 133 114 68 185
FLOVENT HFA 130 91 69 241
SEROQUEL 129 106 70 158
SINGULAIR 125 82 71 67
OLANZAPINE 124 65 72 140
BUSPIRONE HCL 123 90 73 94
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122 93 S2 74 80
PROAIR HFA 120 80 75 30
BUPROPION HCL SR 117 32 76 151
VENTOLIN HFA 117 70 76 148
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 116 89 78 201
LEVOFLOXACIN 115 95 79 101
FINASTERIDE 114 98 80 98
NYSTATIN 114 86 80 146
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 114 74 80 286
PLAVIX 114 82 80 54
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 111 88 84 152
HYDROXYZINE HCL 108 66 R 85 173
NAPROXEN 108 67 85 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106 72 87 126
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 81 88 62
ABILIFY 103 41 89 143
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102 49 90 114
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 90 91 87
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97 94 92 179
DICYCLOMINE HCL 97 81 92 181
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 96 94 76
LIPITOR 94 68 95 107
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 91 75 96 188
BUMETANIDE 90 78 97 167
PAROXETINE HCL 89 48 98 59
CARISOPRODOL 89 23 R 98 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL 89 76 98 115
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 69 98 104
ALLOPURINOL 88 79 102 36
ZETIA 87 68 103 91
EVISTA 87 87 103 132
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 64 105 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 85 53 R 105 138
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 48 107 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 60 107 96
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 76 107 18
IBUPROFEN 84 27 107 70
OXYCONTIN 84 32 S2 107 99
AGGRENOX 83 83 112 192
COMBIVENT 82 41 113 78
DETROL LA 82 57 113 155
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82 76 113 178
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 81 81 116 261
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 67 117 25
CARTIA XT 79 75 118 282
GLYBURIDE 79 56 R 118 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 47 118 73
LEVETIRACETAM 78 36 121 142
CEFUROXIME 77 66 122 163
GLIPIZIDE 76 50 123 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 76 123 93
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 60 125 137
RISPERIDONE 74 27 126 74
SYMBICORT 74 63 126 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73 51 128 133
PRENATAL PLUS 73 47 128 157
FENOFIBRATE 70 58 130 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 56 131 65
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 67 57 132 259
NITROSTAT 67 44 132 216
DIOVAN 67 59 132 58
DILANTIN 66 53 135 252
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 55 135 239
PREVALITE 63 60 10 137 358
METRONIDAZOLE 63 55 137 301
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62 53 139 264
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 13 140 153
JANUVIA 61 56 140 84
SYNTHROID 58 54 142 68
AVODART 56 37 143 228
METOLAZONE 54 49 144 174
TOPIRAMATE 54 33 144 128
ACTOS 54 45 144 145
MUPIROCIN 54 42 144 177
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 54 144 147
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 31 149 95
VYTORIN 53 53 149 154
TRICOR 53 36 149 103
RISPERDAL CONSTA 53 39 149 242
LYRICA 51 28 153 90
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 May 2, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.