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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 180

$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 180

782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

17% of this provider’s 782 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 782 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 16,623 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,429 712 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 945 596 2 6
MELOXICAM 764 358 3 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 764 538 3 12
OMEPRAZOLE 758 446 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 661 436 6 5
LISINOPRIL 607 372 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 597 384 8 13
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 580 394 9 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 548 340 10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 543 354 11 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 503 326 12 11
METFORMIN HCL 438 243 13 14
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 412 139 S2 14 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 411 232 15 39
SIMVASTATIN 405 256 16 9
LOVASTATIN 392 225 17 32
RANITIDINE HCL 382 135 18 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 334 179 19 28
AZITHROMYCIN 329 145 20 61
CARVEDILOL 318 231 21 15
CRESTOR 315 149 22 62
GABAPENTIN 295 150 23 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 291 159 24 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 279 96 25 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 154 26 19
FAMOTIDINE 248 123 27 106
SINGULAIR 246 48 28 105
PLAVIX 244 163 29 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 226 194 30 26
NEXIUM 226 108 30 54
PROAIR HFA 226 83 30 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 215 144 33 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 215 71 R 33 60
SERTRALINE HCL 211 176 35 46
CLOPIDOGREL 206 128 36 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204 141 37 4
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 199 92 R 38 57
LANTUS 195 152 39 37
CYMBALTA 184 40 40 58
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 175 83 41 123
CELEBREX 172 77 42 124
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 116 42 77
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 168 90 44 88
ALLOPURINOL 165 122 45 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 161 98 46 89
LIPITOR 159 98 47 196
JANUVIA 159 90 47 97
METOLAZONE 152 86 49 186
PREDNISONE 151 91 50 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 144 67 51 82
ZETIA 144 76 51 176
ADVAIR DISKUS 136 54 53 72
DIOVAN 135 61 54 96
DIGOXIN 132 92 55 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 130 102 56 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 103 57 25
FENOFIBRATE 121 45 58 108
CLONIDINE HCL 118 68 59 67
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 118 20 R 59 211
NIFEDIPINE ER 118 90 59 151
COMBIVENT 117 20 62 170
LYRICA 115 40 63 81
TRAMADOL HCL 113 59 64 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 112 71 65 143
PAROXETINE HCL 110 43 66 113
BUSPIRONE HCL 108 53 67 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 56 68 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 78 69 21
SPIRIVA 106 42 69 74
GEMFIBROZIL 106 55 69 168
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 39 72 109
ANTARA 102 40 10 73 263
TORSEMIDE 102 88 73 140
NITROSTAT 97 64 75 159
KLOR-CON M20 96 58 76 132
CEPHALEXIN 93 52 77 55
OXYCONTIN 93 23 S2 77 119
NOVOLOG 91 48 79 153
NAMENDA 91 82 79 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 90 37 R 81 195
TRAZODONE HCL 85 12 82 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 14 83 204
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 22 83 94
VERAPAMIL ER 82 66 85 238
MECLIZINE HCL 82 47 85 271
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 79 22 S2 87 274
INSULIN SYRINGE 78 37 88 102
KLOR-CON M10 78 61 88 276
LUNESTA 75 21 90 282
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 56 91 69
NAPROXEN 73 20 92 135
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 73 28 92 283
ACTOS 73 44 92 183
PEN NEEDLE 72 18 95 114
NATEGLINIDE 72 53 95 188
DILTIAZEM HCL 69 44 97 179
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 41 98 242
BYSTOLIC 67 39 98 111
CARISOPRODOL 66 0 R 100 87
VENTOLIN HFA 66 41 100 239
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65 13 102 147
HUMALOG 65 34 102 160
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 50 102 182
QUINAPRIL HCL 65 53 102 200
ONGLYZA 63 45 106 220
MIRTAZAPINE 63 49 106 48
ESTRADIOL 63 29 R 106 100
RISPERIDONE 62 43 109 80
LIDODERM 62 27 109 154
PENTOXIFYLLINE 61 45 111 304
EVISTA 61 43 111 250
SEROQUEL 61 26 111 250
BENICAR 60 16 114 305
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 41 114 82
WELCHOL 59 23 116 236
ENDOCET 58 0 S2 117 122
PREMARIN 58 21 R 117 101
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 32 117 126
AMOXICILLIN 57 38 120 261
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 30 121 30
AGGRENOX 55 33 122 320
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 36 123 327
GLIPIZIDE 53 42 124 86
CILOSTAZOL 53 38 124 198
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 41 126 339
NIASPAN 51 28 127 194
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 22 127 129
NAPROXEN SODIUM 51 13 127 342
XOPENEX HFA 50 0 130 346
SYNTHROID 50 31 130 178
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 Aug. 9, 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.