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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1499

$2.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1499

809 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 809 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 809 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 28,829 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 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 1,421 1,244 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,151 998 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,061 872 S3 3 4
LISINOPRIL 956 717 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 720 622 5 11
SIMVASTATIN 676 511 6 3
MIRTAZAPINE 654 603 7 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 615 558 8 6
RANITIDINE HCL 576 503 9 15
OMEPRAZOLE 570 397 10 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 570 472 10 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 538 489 12 35
NAMENDA 512 497 13 47
CYMBALTA 501 412 14 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 474 439 15 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 462 363 16 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 424 327 17 100
FENTANYL 406 319 S2 18 60
TRAMADOL HCL 399 324 19 16
METFORMIN HCL 374 293 20 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 373 324 21 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364 325 22 10
LANTUS 352 274 23 46
RISPERIDONE 323 264 24 74
TRAZODONE HCL 318 241 25 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 313 266 26 72
NOVOLOG 308 199 27 110
SERTRALINE HCL 301 228 28 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275 241 29 9
GABAPENTIN 265 180 30 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 261 196 31 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 254 157 32 153
BYSTOLIC 244 219 33 108
ABILIFY 241 167 34 143
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 238 179 35 106
ROPINIROLE HCL 236 209 36 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 232 184 37 95
CLONIDINE HCL 227 175 38 57
METOLAZONE 209 159 39 174
FAMOTIDINE 201 130 40 86
NEXIUM 201 162 40 28
CARVEDILOL 197 182 42 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 171 43 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 191 160 44 33
CLOPIDOGREL 189 168 45 39
LOVASTATIN 185 163 46 19
VALPROIC ACID 184 164 47 262
DIGOXIN 182 163 48 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 175 49 20
LAMOTRIGINE 174 122 50 159
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 112 51 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 169 148 52 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164 122 53 31
LIDODERM 164 131 53 123
HALOPERIDOL 164 137 53 172
LEXAPRO 158 139 56 209
SEROQUEL XR 158 132 56 196
OLANZAPINE 157 82 58 140
LEVOFLOXACIN 157 136 58 101
MELOXICAM 156 124 60 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 154 141 61 161
MUPIROCIN 152 125 62 177
PREDNISONE 151 125 63 42
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 147 113 64 152
PLAVIX 142 124 65 54
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 142 56 65 249
SINGULAIR 141 111 67 67
DIOVAN 140 104 68 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 104 69 48
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 136 105 69 114
VENLAFAXINE HCL 135 118 71 214
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133 89 72 18
SPIRIVA 133 102 72 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 132 122 74 115
RISPERDAL CONSTA 131 95 75 242
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 89 R 76 41
ATENOLOL 125 70 77 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 118 78 51
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 120 39 R 79 144
SEROQUEL 116 97 80 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 68 81 37
TOPIRAMATE 112 64 82 128
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111 100 83 92
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 77 84 43
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 107 95 85 384
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106 73 86 133
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 64 86 137
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 102 89 88 388
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101 81 89 82
CRESTOR 101 83 89 34
NOVOLIN R 100 81 91 206
FINASTERIDE 100 65 91 98
DILTIAZEM ER 93 79 93 124
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 93 77 93 207
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 91 82 R 95 396
PATANOL 90 82 96 301
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 78 96 61
CARBAMAZEPINE 90 53 96 184
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 71 96 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 81 100 89
PROAIR HFA 87 56 100 30
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 87 52 100 351
SANTYL 86 62 103 260
NYSTOP 86 66 103 208
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 73 S2 105 80
LEVEMIR 85 52 105 243
IBUPROFEN 84 32 107 70
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 83 82 108 179
LEVETIRACETAM 83 64 108 142
COMBIVENT 82 58 110 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 62 110 96
ALLOPURINOL 81 65 112 36
EXELON 81 81 112 166
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80 52 114 141
CEFUROXIME 79 68 115 163
LIDOCAINE 79 42 115 403
PEN NEEDLE 75 46 117 120
CLOZAPINE 75 63 117 223
HUMALOG 74 63 119 193
CEFTRIAXONE 73 64 120 256
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 63 R 120 138
GLIPIZIDE 73 56 120 64
AZITHROMYCIN 72 52 123 45
NYSTATIN 70 65 124 146
VERAPAMIL ER 70 70 124 117
DILTIAZEM HCL 69 69 126 239
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 56 127 26
PRADAXA 65 65 127 253
LYRICA 65 55 127 90
GLYBURIDE 64 63 R 130 69
PAROXETINE HCL 64 54 130 59
LATANOPROST 64 61 130 312
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 64 64 130 332
MEGACE ES 64 50 R 130 430
BACLOFEN 63 54 135 119
KLOR-CON 10 63 62 135 112
OXYCONTIN 62 55 S2 137 99
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 62 51 137 373
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 57 137 185
AMANTADINE 62 29 137 349
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 52 141 126
ZONISAMIDE 59 45 142 359
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 47 143 65
CHOLESTYRAMINE 56 54 144 321
AGGRENOX 56 56 144 192
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 56 144 62
JANUVIA 56 50 144 84
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 53 144 129
CALCITONIN-SALMON 55 55 149 296
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 52 150 53
EVISTA 54 52 150 132
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 39 R 150 49
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 54 31 R 150 285
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 34 S2 154 85
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 46 154 264
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 51 154 38
MORPHINE SULFATE 52 49 S2 157 205
PREMARIN 52 52 R 157 139
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 46 159 135
LIDOCAINE HCL 51 43 159 371
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 51 32 159 373
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 Feb. 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.