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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 1526

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1526

254 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

22% of this provider’s 254 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 254 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

64 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 622 352 82 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 515 370 50 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506 456 50 3 2
NAMENDA 466 466 33 4 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 464 363 23 5 14
LISINOPRIL 443 287 55 6 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 386 279 39 7 17
GABAPENTIN 331 191 41 8 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 326 313 35 9 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310 182 41 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291 249 35 11 11
SIMVASTATIN 281 200 27 12 4
OMEPRAZOLE 264 189 37 13 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 262 213 28 14 10
OXYCONTIN 232 91 20 S2 15 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232 152 28 15 19
RISPERIDONE 223 141 24 A 17 80
CYMBALTA 202 132 19 18 41
RANITIDINE HCL 202 128 29 18 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 201 135 18 20 60
TORSEMIDE 190 157 21 21 141
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180 108 16 22 55
METFORMIN HCL 177 91 30 23 8
ALLOPURINOL 177 134 16 23 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169 145 15 A 25 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165 110 20 26 20
ALPRAZOLAM 163 51 25 B 27 15
SERTRALINE HCL 161 134 22 28 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 159 131 23 29 95
LORAZEPAM 158 101 31 B 30 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156 82 22 31 9
MIRTAZAPINE 150 129 19 32 50
CLONIDINE HCL 147 84 15 33 70
KLOR-CON M20 139 112 16 34 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 137 98 17 35 120
FAMOTIDINE* 131 87 23 36 93
TRAMADOL HCL 130 107 22 37 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127 100 23 38 36
LANTUS 126 81 24 39 52
CLOPIDOGREL 125 108 16 40 24
TRAZODONE HCL 124 93 20 41 33
CARVEDILOL 123 <11 <11 42 21
GLIPIZIDE 117 94 16 43 63
BACLOFEN 114 <11 <11 44 97
GEMFIBROZIL 111 <11 <11 45 102
FENTANYL 108 103* 14 S2 46 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 45 35 47 31
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 100 60 11 48 169
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 99 <11 <11 R 49 138
NOVOLOG 85 41 13 50 109
PROAIR HFA 85 18 20 50 32
ABILIFY 83 <11 <11 A 52 115
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83 <11 <11 52 108
LIDODERM 82 46 15 54 146
NEXIUM 74 <11 <11 55 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 74 11 55 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 <11 <11 S2 57 78
LOVASTATIN 73 <11 <11 57 23
SPIRIVA 71 36 12 59 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 28 12 60 27
ATENOLOL 69 <11 <11 60 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 <11 <11 62 30
LEVETIRACETAM 67 <11 <11 63 122
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 48 38 64 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 45 37 65 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 29 14 65 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 38 15 65 59
OLANZAPINE 61 <11 <11 A 65 113
MELOXICAM 59 <11 <11 69 29
PREDNISONE 59 26 12 69 45
CARISOPRODOL 59 <11 <11 R 69 99
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58 <11 <11 S2 72 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 27 12 73 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 <11 <11 74 56
OXYCODONE HCL 53 <11 <11 S2 75 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 <11 <11 76 22
HALOPERIDOL 52 <11 <11 A 76 165
ENULOSE 50 <11 <11 78 216
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, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.