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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,036Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 49

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 49

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

34% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 502 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 4,780 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$90 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 653 105 S2 1 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291 157 2 7
OXYCONTIN 273 0 S2 3 93
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226 113 4 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225 35 5 19
RANITIDINE HCL 204 60 6 11
LISINOPRIL 196 95 7 1
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 179 45 8 52
CRESTOR 171 142 9 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 170 0 R 10 31
OMEPRAZOLE 168 75 11 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168 47 S3 11 3
SIMVASTATIN 160 68 13 4
TRAMADOL HCL 158 36 14 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 75 15 14
FUROSEMIDE 150 81 16 6
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 54 S2 17 74
METFORMIN HCL 148 65 17 8
IBUPROFEN 141 29 19 51
PROAIR HFA 128 26 20 32
CLOPIDOGREL 123 73 21 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122 55 22 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120 70 23 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 65 24 76
SPIRIVA 118 18 25 55
NEXIUM 114 79 26 23
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 23 27 136
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103 27 28 96
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 99 35 29 2
SYMBICORT 97 16 30 123
CYMBALTA 96 41 31 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 28 32 16
BYSTOLIC 86 65 33 116
CARVEDILOL 84 34 34 24
OXYCODONE HCL 82 21 S2 35 88
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 62 36 46
CARISOPRODOL 81 0 R 36 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 65 38 57
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 79 17 38 234
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 41 40 26
DIOVAN 76 55 41 69
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71 0 R 42 89
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 11 R 43 122
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 38 44 20
CELEBREX 67 45 44 78
MIRTAZAPINE 67 32 44 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 41 47 149
GLIPIZIDE 66 38 47 49
GABAPENTIN 65 0 49 12
CLONIDINE HCL 64 17 50 63
PLAVIX 63 23 51 64
JANUVIA 63 47 51 84
LANTUS 62 20 53 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 39 54 92
MECLIZINE HCL 60 44 55 156
GABITRIL 60 30 55 253
VERAPAMIL ER 59 29 57 124
ENDOCET 59 11 S2 57 70
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 58 0 59 259
ABILIFY 56 12 60 108
COLCRYS 56 13 60 264
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 32 60 30
BACLOFEN 55 0 63 83
LYRICA 55 27 63 113
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 24 63 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 40 66 21
PEN NEEDLE 54 30 66 119
LIPITOR 54 13 66 80
LOVAZA 53 53 69 66
SINGULAIR 52 0 70 73
TRAZODONE HCL 51 19 71 28
PREMARIN 51 23 R 71 217
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 Nov. 14, 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.