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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1499

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1499

640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

11% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,245 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 907 691 1 2
LISINOPRIL 671 514 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 634 434 S3 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 608 466 4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 593 441 5 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 570 543 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 552 420 7 5
CARVEDILOL 514 439 8 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 415 286 9 14
SIMVASTATIN 389 352 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 379 290 11 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 377 278 12 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 351 307 13 12
CRESTOR 338 234 14 34
RANITIDINE HCL 321 216 15 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295 273 16 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 293 227 17 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 264 18 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 279 250 19 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271 242 20 17
GABAPENTIN 261 147 21 13
NEXIUM 249 163 22 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 245 195 23 53
TRAMADOL HCL 243 174 24 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 237 217 25 38
METFORMIN HCL 221 175 26 8
LOVASTATIN 218 190 27 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 169 28 25
RAMIPRIL 204 189 29 127
CLOPIDOGREL 197 159 30 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 188 132 31 37
TORSEMIDE 182 154 32 149
FENOFIBRATE 179 127 33 66
NAMENDA 171 171 34 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 169 90 35 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165 159 36 48
ZETIA 163 124 37 91
PROAIR HFA 162 96 38 30
SINGULAIR 162 89 38 67
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 158 97 40 62
OXYCODONE HCL 152 67 S2 41 79
SERTRALINE HCL 152 110 41 24
CYMBALTA 150 69 43 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 145 62 44 105
DIOVAN 143 131 45 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 140 70 R 46 138
PLAVIX 140 118 46 54
SYNTHROID 137 102 48 68
QUINAPRIL HCL 128 111 49 125
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 128 85 49 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 128 110 49 61
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 79 52 162
CELEBREX 124 121 53 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 122 97 54 101
ALLOPURINOL 122 90 54 36
CHLORTHALIDONE 119 94 56 168
MELOXICAM 117 83 57 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116 72 R 58 41
FENTANYL 115 70 S2 59 60
PREDNISONE 114 76 60 42
PEN NEEDLE 109 76 61 120
OXYCONTIN 108 0 S2 62 99
FINASTERIDE 108 91 62 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 90 64 52
PAROXETINE HCL 106 56 65 59
SPIRIVA 105 88 66 44
LIPITOR 104 96 67 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 94 68 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100 91 R 69 49
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 34 S2 69 81
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 99 74 R 71 165
DEXILANT 99 53 71 225
VERAPAMIL ER 97 86 73 117
KLOR-CON 10 96 85 74 112
JANUVIA 95 80 75 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 93 76 43
AZITHROMYCIN 91 67 77 45
LANTUS 91 63 77 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 75 79 95
PRADAXA 90 83 79 253
ESTRADIOL 89 48 R 81 130
NAPROXEN 89 55 81 63
NOVOLOG 88 55 83 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 70 84 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 77 84 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 84 84 93
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85 60 87 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 79 87 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 75 89 109
NASONEX 82 48 90 198
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 55 91 89
DIGOXIN 78 75 91 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 65 93 72
ENDOCET 74 41 S2 94 111
DIOVAN HCT 74 52 94 122
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 52 94 133
TOPIRAMATE 72 57 97 128
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 72 30 97 235
EVISTA 72 72 97 132
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 58 100 126
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69 51 101 188
CLONIDINE HCL 69 40 101 57
TRICOR 67 27 103 103
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 49 104 106
XOPENEX HFA 65 35 105 199
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 56 105 156
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65 25 105 207
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 27 S2 105 85
COMBIVENT 64 25 109 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 53 109 35
VENTOLIN HFA 63 36 111 148
ATENOLOL 62 40 112 21
LEVOXYL 62 48 112 183
IBUPROFEN 62 18 112 70
TRAZODONE HCL 60 50 115 32
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 47 116 147
LIDODERM 59 49 116 123
NYSTATIN 57 40 118 146
ACTOS 57 29 118 145
LEXAPRO 56 50 120 209
CILOSTAZOL 55 55 121 212
LYRICA 55 23 121 90
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 42 123 102
NIASPAN 53 12 124 150
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 124 73
AMOXICILLIN 53 41 124 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 47 127 65
HUMALOG 51 40 128 193
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 36 128 96
CARISOPRODOL 51 0 R 128 71
PREMARIN 51 36 R 128 139
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 April 1, 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.