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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1499

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1499

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 19,470 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
OMEPRAZOLE 954 737 1 5
LISINOPRIL 870 692 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 850 716 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 785 703 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 659 528 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566 541 6 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 557 534 7 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 520 393 S3 8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 479 420 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 475 414 10 11
TRAMADOL HCL 415 325 11 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 395 337 12 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 372 321 13 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 325 14 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 338 268 15 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318 204 16 17
FENOFIBRATE 299 123 17 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 293 249 18 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 281 280 19 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269 231 20 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 246 216 21 51
RANITIDINE HCL 244 196 22 15
METFORMIN HCL 243 123 23 8
GABAPENTIN 243 170 23 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 242 211 25 62
CARVEDILOL 236 157 26 22
MIRTAZAPINE 226 216 27 50
SERTRALINE HCL 225 187 28 24
DIOVAN 217 178 29 58
NAMENDA 213 205 30 47
DIGOXIN 209 196 31 56
ATENOLOL 208 176 32 21
FAMOTIDINE 207 148 33 86
ALLOPURINOL 204 160 34 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198 163 35 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 172 36 25
CRESTOR 191 134 37 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191 137 37 23
LANTUS 177 130 39 46
KLOR-CON 10 169 150 40 112
NEXIUM 164 128 41 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161 122 42 100
RISPERIDONE 156 104 43 74
TRAZODONE HCL 155 85 44 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 153 130 45 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 123 46 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 149 104 47 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 145 98 48 141
CLONIDINE HCL 143 91 49 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 143 141 49 82
INSULIN SYRINGE 142 59 51 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 137 125 52 55
CLOPIDOGREL 132 106 53 39
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 127 119 S3 54 134
KLOR-CON M20 126 95 55 97
LOVASTATIN 122 104 56 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 118 52 57 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 113 57 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 91 59 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 109 60 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 63 61 43
CEFDINIR 104 91 62 187
PLAVIX 103 83 63 54
LIPITOR 101 67 64 107
NIASPAN 101 39 64 150
PREDNISONE 99 97 66 42
CYMBALTA 99 66 66 40
MELOXICAM 96 78 68 27
NOVOLOG 88 75 69 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 24 R 69 41
ABILIFY 87 41 71 143
LEVETIRACETAM 84 61 72 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84 69 72 185
SPIRIVA 83 41 74 44
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 82 53 75 203
PROAIR HFA 76 63 76 30
DETROL LA 76 44 76 155
CEPHALEXIN 75 66 78 83
BENICAR 74 45 79 211
NAPROXEN 73 40 80 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 35 81 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 47 82 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 57 83 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 48 84 126
SINGULAIR 63 61 85 67
JANTOVEN 63 63 85 195
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 61 85 152
RAMIPRIL 62 62 88 127
LIDODERM 61 48 89 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 46 89 61
PEN NEEDLE 61 42 89 120
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 58 92 93
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 57 93 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 53 94 92
NOVOLIN 70-30 55 11 95 204
CARTIA XT 55 42 95 282
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54 41 97 48
ENABLEX 54 36 97 220
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 49 97 129
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 20 100 106
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 37 100 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 38 100 95
ACTOS 53 53 100 145
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 52 26 R 104 285
VERAPAMIL ER 52 52 104 117
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 104 75
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 51 107 125
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 Jan. 9, 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.