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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1499

$1.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1499

627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

13% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 627 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 18,743 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,163 806 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 960 688 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 766 463 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 760 567 4 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 573 363 5 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517 444 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 514 411 7 12
LOVASTATIN 492 384 8 19
RANITIDINE HCL 473 280 9 15
TRAMADOL HCL 470 280 10 16
FUROSEMIDE 452 335 11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424 317 12 11
MELOXICAM 418 280 13 27
GABAPENTIN 401 253 14 13
CARVEDILOL 378 268 15 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 367 284 16 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 354 299 17 33
METFORMIN HCL 353 226 18 8
MIRTAZAPINE 348 317 19 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329 245 20 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 214 21 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 285 84 R 22 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 282 134 23 23
TRAZODONE HCL 280 154 24 32
PROAIR HFA 280 131 24 30
SPIRIVA 255 121 26 44
SIMVASTATIN 244 178 27 3
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 243 161 28 114
CLOPIDOGREL 229 180 29 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 228 215 30 35
FENOFIBRATE 219 132 31 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 214 139 32 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211 163 33 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210 179 34 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 201 109 35 55
JANUVIA 189 139 36 84
METFORMIN HCL ER 187 109 37 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185 117 38 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 180 62 39 37
NAMENDA 180 180 39 47
FENTANYL 178 132 S2 41 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176 108 42 31
CYMBALTA 175 81 43 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 168 131 44 104
DIOVAN 160 113 45 58
TRICOR 159 88 46 103
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 89 46 72
PROMETHAZINE HCL 156 36 R 48 138
CARISOPRODOL 153 28 R 49 71
FAMOTIDINE 151 116 50 86
PLAVIX 150 116 51 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 149 81 52 94
NEXIUM 149 62 52 28
CLONIDINE HCL 148 106 54 57
ESTRADIOL 140 43 R 55 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 127 56 51
CELEBREX 136 73 57 77
TRILIPIX 136 68 57 171
DETROL LA 132 94 59 155
NYSTATIN 128 102 60 146
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 127 56 61 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 126 59 S2 62 81
SINGULAIR 124 49 63 67
PREDNISONE 122 104 64 42
BACLOFEN 121 74 65 119
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 72 66 25
CRESTOR 119 52 66 34
SERTRALINE HCL 116 82 68 24
ATENOLOL 114 95 69 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 92 70 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112 87 R 70 49
CILOSTAZOL 112 86 70 212
LYRICA 112 60 70 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 108 36 74 105
LANTUS 108 77 74 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 79 76 65
DIGOXIN 107 91 76 56
ACTOS 105 70 78 145
JANUMET 105 50 78 226
NOVOLOG 104 54 80 110
SYMBICORT 98 50 81 121
ALLOPURINOL 98 72 81 36
GLIPIZIDE 97 53 83 64
OXYCONTIN 96 0 S2 84 99
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 65 84 18
GEMFIBROZIL 94 65 86 88
IBUPROFEN 92 24 87 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 47 88 48
BUMETANIDE 86 56 89 167
PEN NEEDLE 84 42 90 120
COMBIVENT 82 61 91 78
DILTIAZEM ER 80 62 92 124
CEPHALEXIN 80 48 92 83
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 69 S2 92 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79 33 95 133
ABILIFY 79 37 95 143
DIOVAN HCT 78 59 97 122
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77 15 R 98 173
OLANZAPINE 76 62 99 140
NIASPAN 75 22 100 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 52 100 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 49 100 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 50 103 96
BUPROPION XL 73 15 104 222
CEFUROXIME 73 60 104 163
NAPROXEN 72 27 106 63
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 36 106 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 58 S2 106 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 47 109 101
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71 42 109 106
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 57 109 161
ZETIA 70 44 112 91
BUPROPION HCL SR 70 23 112 151
RISPERIDONE 69 23 114 74
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 26 R 114 144
OXYCODONE HCL 68 36 S2 116 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 34 117 126
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 63 118 92
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 46 119 160
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 0 119 153
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 64 18 R 121 194
SAVELLA 64 11 121 297
ONGLYZA 64 31 121 200
PRENATAL PLUS 63 49 124 157
VENTOLIN HFA 62 18 125 148
LIPITOR 62 60 125 107
VESICARE 61 42 127 180
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 28 127 100
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 61 127 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 41 130 93
FLUCONAZOLE 59 41 130 190
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 41 132 179
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 26 132 141
LIDODERM 58 24 132 123
FINASTERIDE 58 52 132 98
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 57 23 136 377
LAMOTRIGINE 56 0 137 159
VERAPAMIL ER 56 17 137 117
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 12 139 181
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 24 140 188
NASONEX 53 41 141 198
BUDESONIDE 51 40 142 330
BYETTA 51 17 142 283
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 44 144 201
LEVETIRACETAM 50 21 144 142
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 Sept. 12, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.