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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,862Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 1499

$687K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 174 out of 1499

264 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

9% of this provider’s 264 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 264 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 10,313 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
GABAPENTIN 682 472 1 13
FUROSEMIDE 620 520 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477 358 3 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 447 333 4 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 432 351 5 72
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421 366 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 379 283 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373 305 8 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 371 288 S3 9 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293 243 10 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 292 243 11 35
LISINOPRIL 277 206 12 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 271 173 13 52
RISPERIDONE 262 167 14 74
MIRTAZAPINE 251 220 15 50
METFORMIN HCL 218 141 16 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 205 17 12
OMEPRAZOLE 192 166 18 5
NAMENDA 192 167 18 47
TRAZODONE HCL 174 115 20 32
LANTUS 163 114 21 46
SEROQUEL 159 128 22 158
CARVEDILOL 148 148 23 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 126 24 51
RANITIDINE HCL 119 84 25 15
LEVETIRACETAM 119 69 25 142
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115 115 27 92
TRAMADOL HCL 115 94 27 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 97 29 23
NOVOLOG 111 98 29 110
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 111 83 29 229
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 77 32 61
DIGOXIN 108 77 33 56
CEPHALEXIN 102 82 34 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 101 34 R 35 144
ALLOPURINOL 95 85 36 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 53 37 20
SERTRALINE HCL 82 40 38 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81 61 39 153
AZITHROMYCIN 80 64 40 45
METOLAZONE 80 63 40 174
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 66 42 26
CYMBALTA 77 36 42 40
PREDNISONE 75 50 44 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75 30 44 100
FENTANYL 67 55 S2 46 60
CLOPIDOGREL 67 61 46 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 54 46 33
PRIMIDONE 66 43 49 218
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 64 49 118
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 31 51 141
OLANZAPINE 61 42 52 140
ATENOLOL 58 44 53 21
PLAVIX 56 48 54 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 43 55 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 38 55 9
KLOR-CON M20 52 12 57 97
METHOTREXATE 52 0 57 236
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 0 59 115
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 47 59 147
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51 48 59 161
GLIPIZIDE 51 47 59 64
HUMALOG 50 44 63 193
NEXIUM 50 48 63 28
CLOZAPINE 50 17 63 223
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 Dec. 2, 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.