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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 49

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 49

859 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 859 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 859 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,081 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,820 679 S3 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,076 497 2 2
LISINOPRIL 962 451 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 809 395 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 753 351 5 5
RANITIDINE HCL 704 270 6 11
FUROSEMIDE 628 425 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 608 256 8 8
GABAPENTIN 488 163 9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 483 306 10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 430 150 11 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425 246 12 7
ENDOCET 390 85 S2 13 70
CARISOPRODOL 385 39 R 14 48
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 69 S2 15 47
PROAIR HFA 335 67 16 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 195 17 10
TRAMADOL HCL 292 93 18 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 273 81 19 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 270 43 S2 20 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 270 71 R 20 31
ATENOLOL 265 149 22 17
BYSTOLIC 249 92 23 116
TRAZODONE HCL 247 75 24 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 244 66 R 25 59
NEXIUM 242 113 26 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231 57 27 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219 124 28 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 214 125 29 57
LOVAZA 206 19 30 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 204 138 31 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 198 85 32 34
CRESTOR 195 85 33 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 85 34 16
CLOPIDOGREL 184 109 35 40
AZITHROMYCIN 176 75 36 39
SERTRALINE HCL 176 80 36 22
MELOXICAM 167 45 38 29
TRILIPIX 165 46 39 113
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160 43 S2 40 74
CARVEDILOL 159 94 41 24
COMBIVENT 155 34 42 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 155 80 42 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 63 44 18
SINGULAIR 145 48 45 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 145 53 45 60
TRICOR 144 37 47 86
ALLOPURINOL 143 116 48 37
VENTOLIN HFA 142 42 49 135
CYMBALTA 140 40 50 35
CELEBREX 138 52 51 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 46 52 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 63 53 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 58 54 55
LOVASTATIN 131 73 55 25
DEXILANT 131 38 55 162
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 59 55 136
SPIRIVA 129 46 58 55
METHOCARBAMOL 128 0 R 59 169
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 81 59 21
NIASPAN 124 29 61 138
PLAVIX 123 72 62 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 104 63 50
IBUPROFEN 117 16 63 51
NAPROXEN 114 24 65 68
PAROXETINE HCL 113 58 66 71
GLYBURIDE 107 89 R 67 82
PEN NEEDLE 107 34 67 119
PROMETHAZINE HCL 106 31 R 69 122
AMOXICILLIN 105 35 70 87
OXYCONTIN 103 16 S2 71 93
FENOFIBRATE 102 44 72 54
BACLOFEN 101 36 73 83
DIOVAN 100 55 74 69
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 99 33 75 180
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99 46 75 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 39 77 30
LYRICA 95 14 78 113
METHADONE HCL 92 30 S2 79 173
QUINAPRIL HCL 92 55 79 154
ZETIA 92 61 79 125
LANTUS 90 65 82 44
GLIPIZIDE 87 75 83 49
PREDNISONE 87 40 83 42
FLUCONAZOLE 86 19 85 160
RISPERIDONE 86 14 85 53
OXYCODONE HCL 85 30 S2 87 88
TOPIRAMATE 85 18 87 118
KLOR-CON 10 84 49 89 111
LIDODERM 83 20 90 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 49 90 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 33 92 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 35 92 96
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81 32 94 194
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 66 94 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 36 96 103
KLOR-CON M20 80 57 96 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 50 98 76
INSULIN SYRINGE 79 27 98 143
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 49 98 104
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 26 101 105
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 24 101 150
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 15 103 131
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73 22 104 166
MIRTAZAPINE 73 28 104 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 22 106 125
RAMIPRIL 72 53 106 168
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 38 108 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 52 108 20
CLONIDINE HCL 66 51 110 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 0 111 67
BENICAR 63 26 112 152
TORSEMIDE 62 28 113 133
OLANZAPINE 62 0 113 109
GEMFIBROZIL 59 37 115 105
ABILIFY 59 0 115 108
PRENATAL PLUS 58 15 117 208
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 15 118 141
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 21 R 119 158
FENTANYL 56 19 S2 119 77
SYNTHROID 56 31 119 134
LIPITOR 56 14 119 80
VICTOZA 3-PAK 55 0 123 268
JANUVIA 54 22 124 84
NAMENDA 54 54 124 38
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 39 126 142
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53 41 126 144
KLOR-CON M10 52 23 128 130
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 35 128 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 19 130 209
VERAPAMIL ER 50 38 131 124
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50 0 131 274
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 June 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.