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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 1499

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1499

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 633 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 10,201 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 735 509 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 583 234 S3 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 551 313 3 8
LISINOPRIL 506 318 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 494 331 5 3
CRESTOR 439 246 6 34
OMEPRAZOLE 405 233 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 370 286 8 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 345 142 9 23
RANITIDINE HCL 327 152 10 15
GABAPENTIN 317 169 11 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 296 148 12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280 150 13 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263 213 14 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231 170 15 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227 169 16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 144 16 12
PROAIR HFA 212 125 18 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 138 19 25
LOVASTATIN 201 136 20 19
SERTRALINE HCL 183 103 21 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 103 22 9
SPIRIVA 155 96 22 44
TRAMADOL HCL 139 75 24 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 138 115 25 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 135 32 R 26 41
OXYCODONE HCL 129 44 S2 27 79
TRICOR 126 67 28 103
AZITHROMYCIN 122 75 29 45
NAPROXEN 121 69 30 63
CLOPIDOGREL 120 94 31 39
IBUPROFEN 118 33 32 70
CELEBREX 117 63 33 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 117 46 33 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 82 35 17
MELOXICAM 115 54 36 27
ZOSTAVAX 114 90 37 116
ALLOPURINOL 112 77 38 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 85 39 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 83 R 39 49
SINGULAIR 108 52 41 67
XOPENEX HFA 101 46 42 199
COMBIVENT 101 34 42 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 86 44 33
PLAVIX 100 81 44 54
DIOVAN HCT 98 50 46 122
LUNESTA 97 58 47 230
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 94 48 35
CLONIDINE HCL 85 81 49 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 80 50 18
ATENOLOL 83 67 51 21
CARVEDILOL 80 72 52 22
NEXIUM 79 46 53 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 64 54 104
FENTANYL 77 0 S2 55 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 58 55 43
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 76 31 57 235
KLOR-CON 8 74 64 58 245
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 50 59 48
NAMENDA 71 61 60 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 57 61 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 54 62 26
DIOVAN 68 31 63 58
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 45 63 89
PAROXETINE HCL 67 0 65 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 47 66 101
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 63 32 R 67 194
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 49 67 93
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 48 69 94
GLIPIZIDE 62 46 69 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 53 71 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 30 71 133
LOVAZA 60 20 73 136
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 45 74 52
GEMFIBROZIL 59 24 74 88
AMOXICILLIN 59 30 74 113
LYRICA 59 0 74 90
PRENATAL PLUS 59 21 74 157
DIGOXIN 58 46 79 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 44 80 65
LIDODERM 57 28 80 123
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 18 82 61
NITROSTAT 54 26 83 216
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 22 83 109
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 53 37 S3 85 231
BYSTOLIC 53 35 85 108
FENOFIBRATE 53 22 85 66
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 41 88 288
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 35 89 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 15 89 96
PEN NEEDLE 50 29 91 120
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 35 91 201
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 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.