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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 1499

$801K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 117 out of 1499

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

18% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 456 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 13,592 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 847 750 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 614 502 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 574 425 3 12
LISINOPRIL 561 481 4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 521 381 S3 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 504 394 6 11
FUROSEMIDE 481 429 7 7
GABAPENTIN 322 253 8 13
MIRTAZAPINE 303 250 9 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 285 277 10 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283 250 11 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 240 176 12 89
NAMENDA 237 237 13 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 231 216 14 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 225 225 15 35
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 224 178 16 207
CARVEDILOL 205 174 17 22
SERTRALINE HCL 203 156 18 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 176 18 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 201 168 20 65
HUMALOG 190 141 21 193
METFORMIN HCL 177 137 22 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 109 23 23
BUMETANIDE 174 139 23 167
LACTULOSE 166 73 25 181
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156 148 26 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 152 152 27 118
CLONIDINE HCL 150 91 28 57
FENTANYL 146 69 S2 29 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 112 30 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 119 31 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 121 109 32 161
LIDODERM 114 102 33 123
GLIMEPIRIDE 110 98 34 38
RISPERIDONE 103 94 35 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 88 36 31
BUPROPION HCL SR 97 56 37 151
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95 87 38 92
OXYCODONE HCL 94 37 S2 39 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 84 S2 39 80
NYSTATIN 92 82 41 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 91 42 95
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90 89 43 104
KLOR-CON M10 89 69 44 176
LYRICA 89 73 44 90
ALLOPURINOL 81 79 46 36
DIGOXIN 80 72 47 56
JANUVIA 78 64 48 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 76 48 26
CLOPIDOGREL 77 76 50 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 64 50 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 71 52 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 66 53 100
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73 67 R 54 202
PREDNISONE 73 65 54 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 72 56 55
LEVETIRACETAM 71 25 57 142
CEPHALEXIN 71 62 57 83
CRESTOR 71 69 57 34
FAMOTIDINE 70 59 60 86
ZETIA 68 44 61 91
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 47 R 62 138
SANTYL 66 42 62 260
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 44 64 114
PLAVIX 65 63 64 54
TRAMADOL HCL 64 60 66 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 60 67 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 54 68 75
BACLOFEN 60 0 69 119
TRICOR 59 48 70 103
AZITHROMYCIN 58 54 71 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 47 71 106
OLANZAPINE 55 44 73 140
CHOLESTYRAMINE 54 43 74 321
OMEPRAZOLE 53 36 75 5
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52 34 76 264
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 50 77 185
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 51 34 77 471
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 41 79 48
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 13, 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.