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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 228 out of 1499

$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 1499

440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%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

13% of this provider’s 440 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 440 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,207 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

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 475 384 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 427 163 S3 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 378 244 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310 233 4 6
LISINOPRIL 291 226 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256 175 6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245 159 7 17
FUROSEMIDE 240 189 8 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 111 9 23
GABAPENTIN 199 70 10 13
MELOXICAM 151 97 11 27
METFORMIN HCL 145 92 12 8
TRAMADOL HCL 143 81 13 16
NEXIUM 130 74 14 28
SERTRALINE HCL 129 103 15 24
RANITIDINE HCL 129 70 15 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 109 17 35
ATENOLOL 123 74 18 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120 88 19 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 59 20 14
CARISOPRODOL 106 0 R 21 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104 35 R 22 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 95 23 18
CYMBALTA 97 32 24 40
METHADONE HCL 94 24 S2 25 170
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 53 26 9
OXYCONTIN 92 55 S2 27 99
AZITHROMYCIN 91 59 28 45
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 90 51 29 135
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88 60 30 178
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 13 S2 31 80
BUPROPION HCL SR 83 23 32 151
WARFARIN SODIUM 83 44 32 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 41 34 72
NAMENDA 81 81 35 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 49 36 101
ALLOPURINOL 78 75 37 36
CLOPIDOGREL 77 57 38 39
LOVASTATIN 76 21 39 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 58 39 33
EVISTA 75 67 41 132
CRESTOR 75 43 41 34
TOPIRAMATE 70 0 43 128
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 53 44 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 31 R 45 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 65 45 52
KLOR-CON M20 67 59 47 97
PROAIR HFA 66 30 48 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 39 48 65
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 44 50 92
BYSTOLIC 64 40 51 108
LYRICA 64 28 51 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 52 51 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 44 51 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 30 55 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 42 56 29
RISPERIDONE 61 33 56 74
ABILIFY 59 0 58 143
NAPROXEN 59 31 58 63
DIGOXIN 56 50 60 56
PLAVIX 56 41 60 54
CELEBREX 55 50 62 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 14 63 94
SEROQUEL 53 22 63 158
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52 40 65 20
DIOVAN 52 35 65 58
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 July 31, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.