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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,715Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 654 out of 1526

$321K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 704 out of 1526

345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

6% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
LISINOPRIL 255 190 39 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 251 159 39 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 207 131 33 3 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178 90 31 4 11
FUROSEMIDE 169 122 34 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168 163* 23 6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154 86 41 S3 7 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 142 91 23 8 2
METFORMIN HCL 128 73 28 9 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 118 92 21 10 17
GABAPENTIN 106 76 20 11 13
PREDNISONE 103 74 39 12 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 101 82 21 13 6
LORAZEPAM 99 68 19 B 14 34
TRAMADOL HCL 95 57 27 15 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 54 13 16 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 68 13 17 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 57 12 18 36
PROAIR HFA 78 28 17 19 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 73* 15 19 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 73 19 15 21 47
LOVASTATIN 72 44 12 22 23
GLIPIZIDE 71 <11 <11 23 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 57 14 24 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 45 14 25 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 44 14 26 12
RANITIDINE HCL 65 29 16 27 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 33 11 28 28
ALPRAZOLAM 63 38 14 B 29 15
NEXIUM 62 <11 <11 30 35
SPIRIVA 61 29 12 31 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 53* 14 32 9
TRAZODONE HCL 57 23 11 33 33
AZITHROMYCIN 57 39 43 33 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 <11 <11 35 83
CLOPIDOGREL 54 <11 <11 36 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 <11 <11 37 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 26 41 37 91
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. 2, 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.