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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1499

$951K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 1499

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

15% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,101 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
FUROSEMIDE 810 790 1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 766 682 2 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 542 524 3 2
MIRTAZAPINE 528 520 4 50
LISINOPRIL 482 469 5 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 452 452 6 35
NAMENDA 447 447 7 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442 429 8 6
SIMVASTATIN 391 368 9 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 384 362 S3 10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 346 330 11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 329 12 10
TRAZODONE HCL 310 298 13 32
FENTANYL 308 305 S2 14 60
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 300 295 10 15 247
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 265 264 16 161
CITALOPRAM HBR 231 199 17 14
TRAMADOL HCL 227 200 18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 224 222 19 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217 217 20 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205 193 21 29
KLOR-CON 10 203 196 22 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199 189 23 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 190 190 24 52
FAMOTIDINE 184 182 25 86
LANTUS 178 171 26 46
CYMBALTA 171 171 27 40
NOVOLOG 146 139 28 110
CARVEDILOL 145 145 29 22
INSULIN SYRINGE 145 134 29 102
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139 139 31 17
ATENOLOL 138 138 32 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 120 33 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132 132 33 72
EXELON 128 128 35 166
DIGOXIN 121 121 36 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 121 121 36 94
CLOPIDOGREL 121 114 36 39
NEXIUM 120 120 39 28
GABAPENTIN 114 106 40 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 113 41 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111 99 42 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110 99 43 23
MUPIROCIN 107 103 44 177
PREDNISONE 105 105 45 42
NYSTATIN 100 94 46 146
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 99 46 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 96 48 9
LIDODERM 91 91 49 123
GLIPIZIDE 91 91 49 64
TRAVATAN Z 90 90 51 265
METFORMIN HCL 83 83 52 8
RISPERIDONE 82 82 53 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 82 53 43
RANITIDINE HCL 81 54 55 15
NYSTOP 81 81 55 208
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 77 57 101
PLAVIX 79 74 58 54
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76 65 59 201
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 75 59 65
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74 73 61 152
OLANZAPINE 74 74 61 140
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 64 63 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 71 64 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 51 S2 65 80
FINASTERIDE 70 70 65 98
TAMIFLU 68 66 67 279
BACLOFEN 68 25 67 119
LEXAPRO 67 65 69 209
PREVALITE 67 67 10 69 358
LEVETIRACETAM 67 47 69 142
KLOR-CON M20 62 61 72 97
TORSEMIDE 61 61 73 149
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61 61 73 20
LACTULOSE 60 45 75 181
NOVOLIN 70-30 60 60 75 204
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59 59 77 359
NOVOLIN N 58 58 78 445
DIOVAN 56 56 79 58
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 56 52 79 376
ACTONEL 55 55 81 271
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 54 82 61
AZITHROMYCIN 54 46 82 45
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 51 84 160
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 52 85 118
SINGULAIR 51 50 86 67
SEROQUEL 50 50 87 158
SANTYL 50 47 87 260
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. 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.