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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 1526

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1526

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
SIMVASTATIN 842 720 118 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 573 386 106 S3 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538 438 84 3 2
LISINOPRIL 514 398 82 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 378 302 70 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 373 314 76 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 300 226 54 7 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274 200 37 8 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267 237 49 9 6
ALPRAZOLAM 265 182 40 B 10 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 214 38 11 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 260 220 43 12 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 257 192 44 13 17
GABAPENTIN 231 135 45 14 13
CLOPIDOGREL 230 210 29 15 24
RANITIDINE HCL 202 164 29 16 18
METFORMIN HCL 200 150 35 17 8
NEXIUM 178 84 23 18 35
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 176 150 26 19 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 152 88 28 20 27
ATENOLOL 145 145 22 21 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 144 109 85 22 85
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 141 120 19 A 23 58
GEMFIBROZIL 141 136* 21 23 102
CARVEDILOL 137 132* 25 25 21
PREDNISONE 136 131* 65 26 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 114 26 27 28
MELOXICAM 134 98 26 28 29
LORAZEPAM 129 91 28 B 29 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119 114* 24 30 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 89 14 31 22
CYMBALTA 111 57 19 32 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110 63 25 R 33 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109 47 16 34 42
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 107 85 20 35 221
LOVAZA 105 83 13 36 139
METFORMIN HCL ER 104 85 15 37 54
ALLOPURINOL 102 97* 18 38 37
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 37 15 S2 38 62
PROAIR HFA 102 76 39 38 32
VESICARE 97 92* 12 41 125
WARFARIN SODIUM 96 91* 18 42 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94 58 16 43 55
SYMBICORT 87 76 22 44 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 52 15 45 83
ZETIA 86 <11 <11 45 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 61 16 47 36
TRAMADOL HCL 83 48 21 48 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82 66 12 R 49 106
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 68 19 49 12
NAMENDA 79 <11 <11 51 40
CLONAZEPAM 79 49 16 B 51 49
SERTRALINE HCL 78 53 11 53 26
VYTORIN 78 <11 <11 53 166
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 56 12 55 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 60 13 55 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 <11 <11 55 101
CRESTOR 76 50 13 58 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 44 15 58 47
PREMARIN 76 48 11 R 58 159
TEMAZEPAM 75 51 14 B 61 117
LANTUS 74 <11 <11 62 52
VERAPAMIL ER 73 <11 <11 63 133
CEFDINIR 73 59 55 63 179
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72 12 65 39
SPIRIVA 70 65* 15 66 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 <11 <11 67 65
ONGLYZA 67 <11 <11 68 222
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 <11 <11 69 46
DALIRESP 66 51 12 69 203
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 47 27 69 31
EVISTA 64 59* 12 72 142
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 59* 40 72 73
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 <11 <11 S2 72 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62 62 11 75 30
CLONIDINE HCL 61 37 15 76 70
BYSTOLIC 61 <11 <11 76 96
TRAZODONE HCL 60 <11 <11 78 33
ABILIFY 57 <11 <11 A 79 115
DIOVAN 57 <11 <11 79 66
LOVASTATIN 57 27 11 79 23
TORSEMIDE 57 <11 <11 79 141
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 <11 <11 83 19
CELEBREX 55 33 11 84 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 <11 <11 85 60
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 39 12 86 153
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Jan. 22, 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.