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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1499

$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1499

1,194 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,194 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,194 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 24,561 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

25 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 1,183 1,077 1 7
LISINOPRIL 1,054 916 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,014 920 3 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 916 729 S3 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 854 780 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 841 730 6 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 757 674 7 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 654 611 8 35
SIMVASTATIN 638 472 9 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 617 575 10 6
RANITIDINE HCL 575 423 11 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 550 479 12 14
NAMENDA 548 516 13 47
FENTANYL 492 404 S2 14 60
METFORMIN HCL 459 331 15 8
MIRTAZAPINE 452 430 16 50
GABAPENTIN 410 272 17 13
LANTUS 403 323 18 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 367 324 19 72
SERTRALINE HCL 364 322 20 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 350 320 21 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 331 268 22 100
NOVOLOG 324 235 23 110
TRAMADOL HCL 323 261 24 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 251 25 9
CARVEDILOL 261 221 26 22
ATENOLOL 244 214 27 21
MELOXICAM 244 201 27 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224 195 29 18
DIGOXIN 215 214 30 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 170 31 29
RISPERIDONE 198 141 32 74
GLIPIZIDE 191 173 33 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 139 33 23
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 187 179 35 152
CLOPIDOGREL 186 160 36 39
CEFUROXIME 184 167 37 163
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 181 169 38 92
PLAVIX 179 155 39 54
TRAZODONE HCL 176 89 40 32
ALLOPURINOL 164 126 41 36
CEPHALEXIN 162 130 42 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 154 43 20
PREDNISONE 149 114 44 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 115 45 17
SEROQUEL 144 131 46 158
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138 124 47 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 138 114 47 95
LYRICA 135 29 49 90
FAMOTIDINE 135 124 49 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131 115 51 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 129 118 52 87
LEVEMIR 125 85 53 243
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 79 54 76
LEVETIRACETAM 122 82 55 142
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 119 92 56 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 115 57 26
AMOXICILLIN 115 77 58 113
BUSPIRONE HCL 112 102 59 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109 80 60 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 98 61 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 107 62 61
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 107 105 62 250
METHOCARBAMOL 106 73 R 64 175
NYSTATIN 106 72 64 146
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 105 77 66 153
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 69 S2 67 80
PERMETHRIN 101 88 68 322
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 88 69 33
PAROXETINE HCL 97 80 70 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 89 71 141
AZITHROMYCIN 94 66 72 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 68 72 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 74 74 55
BACLOFEN 89 53 75 119
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 71 75 137
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 89 89 75 264
PRENATAL PLUS 88 57 78 157
FINASTERIDE 87 83 79 98
CYMBALTA 86 43 80 40
LIDODERM 86 72 80 123
CARBAMAZEPINE 81 61 82 184
METOLAZONE 80 79 83 174
IBUPROFEN 80 62 83 70
NEXIUM 79 51 85 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 56 85 43
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79 37 S3 85 134
SOTALOL 77 76 88 246
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 70 89 161
LATANOPROST 73 71 90 312
SINGULAIR 72 46 91 67
NITROFURANTOIN 69 66 92 272
MEGESTROL ACETATE 69 61 R 92 202
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 43 92 126
DETROL LA 69 57 92 155
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 50 96 37
LOVASTATIN 67 33 96 19
DIOVAN 67 58 96 58
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67 49 96 188
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65 40 R 100 41
GLYBURIDE 65 50 R 100 69
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64 44 102 135
NYSTOP 64 59 102 208
SODIUM CHLORIDE 61 48 104 278
OLANZAPINE 61 41 104 140
TRAVATAN Z 60 53 106 265
CLONIDINE HCL 59 52 107 57
CARISOPRODOL 58 37 R 108 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 53 108 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 18 108 96
FLUCONAZOLE 57 38 111 190
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 37 112 101
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 112 231
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 55 54 R 114 165
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 47 114 181
ABILIFY 55 15 114 143
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 30 R 114 173
EXELON 55 50 114 166
KLOR-CON M20 54 47 119 97
CELEBREX 54 45 119 77
JANUVIA 53 39 121 84
NABUMETONE 53 43 121 215
MORPHINE SULFATE 52 29 S2 123 205
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 38 123 160
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 50 125 164
PROAIR HFA 50 20 125 30
CEFTRIAXONE 50 45 125 256
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 Aug. 6, 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.