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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 1499

$2.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1499

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
23%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

13% of this provider’s 492 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 4,547 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 1,051 279 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 728 103 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 504 99 3 5
LISINOPRIL 500 176 4 1
RANITIDINE HCL 398 145 5 15
METFORMIN HCL 387 69 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368 173 7 6
SPIRIVA 347 108 8 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 345 56 9 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298 105 S3 10 4
CELEBREX 281 58 11 77
CRESTOR 280 56 12 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 254 37 13 52
KETOCONAZOLE 252 44 14 217
CITALOPRAM HBR 243 71 15 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234 59 16 17
NIASPAN 225 0 17 150
NEXIUM 218 37 18 28
IBUPROFEN 212 0 19 70
LACTULOSE 212 22 19 181
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 199 0 21 153
CARVEDILOL 198 100 22 22
NAPROXEN 192 13 23 63
RISPERIDONE 178 0 24 74
TRAZODONE HCL 177 41 25 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177 45 25 23
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 174 0 R 27 144
ZETIA 173 53 28 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 14 29 43
TRAMADOL HCL 158 20 30 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 59 31 29
TORSEMIDE 146 65 32 149
ABILIFY 143 0 33 143
CLONIDINE HCL 142 27 34 57
FUROSEMIDE 140 54 35 7
OLANZAPINE 140 33 35 140
DIOVAN 133 38 37 58
LIPITOR 130 25 38 107
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 51 39 18
CLOZAPINE 125 0 40 223
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124 40 41 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 14 R 42 41
GABAPENTIN 117 15 43 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 28 44 37
SINGULAIR 112 25 45 67
PEGASYS 111 0 46 380
TRICOR 107 0 47 103
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 27 48 9
GENERLAC 104 12 49 247
FAMOTIDINE 101 36 50 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 101 0 50 95
CYMBALTA 101 0 50 40
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 99 0 R 53 285
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 50 54 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94 36 55 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92 0 56 72
AMITIZA 92 23 56 326
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 49 58 33
SERTRALINE HCL 90 38 59 24
SYMBICORT 89 16 60 121
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 40 61 35
HALOPERIDOL 87 0 61 172
ALLOPURINOL 86 26 63 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85 40 64 20
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81 12 65 115
PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE 80 0 66 401
BYSTOLIC 78 13 67 108
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 21 68 137
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 73 0 R 69 194
RIBASPHERE 73 0 69 414
NAMENDA 73 59 69 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 0 72 76
DIGOXIN 72 60 72 56
TOPIRAMATE 71 0 74 128
PROAIR HFA 70 0 75 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 11 76 61
BONIVA 68 24 77 359
PRISTIQ ER 67 0 78 269
MIRTAZAPINE 67 13 78 50
LITHIUM CARBONATE 65 0 80 219
WARFARIN SODIUM 64 51 81 12
DETROL LA 63 0 82 155
MELOXICAM 62 25 83 27
HYDROCORTISONE 61 0 84 328
SYNTHROID 60 40 85 68
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 0 R 85 173
SEROQUEL 59 11 87 158
JANUMET 58 0 88 226
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 0 88 184
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 12 90 96
DEXILANT 56 0 91 225
ATENOLOL 56 17 91 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 12 93 48
PEGASYS PROCLICK 53 0 94 461
LEVOTHROID 53 27 94 233
CHOLESTYRAMINE 52 0 96 321
ZYPREXA 52 16 96 294
TOVIAZ 51 12 98 388
TRILIPIX 51 0 98 171
LEVETIRACETAM 50 0 100 142
FINASTERIDE 50 30 100 98
RIBAPAK 50 0 100 475
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 30 100 25
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 June 16, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.