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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,215Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 125 out of 1526

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 1526

335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

16% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

41% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 837 449 102 S3 1 3
CLOPIDOGREL 574 387 71 2 24
LISINOPRIL 471 307 62 3 1
ALPRAZOLAM 425 179 63 B 4 15
FUROSEMIDE 423 234 62 5 7
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 402 200 55 S3 10 6 231
NEXIUM 346 223 41 7 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280 238 34 8 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232 163 33 9 6
RANITIDINE HCL 221 126 34 10 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 78 30 11 27
OMEPRAZOLE 216 150 27 12 5
AZITHROMYCIN 215 151 117 13 53
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 210 60 29 S2 14 62
CYMBALTA 206 46 23 15 41
METFORMIN HCL 195 84 23 16 8
DIAZEPAM 194 71 23 B 17 74
LYRICA 194 89 31 17 82
CELEBREX 188 104 23 19 76
SIMVASTATIN 187 135 22 20 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181 123 20 21 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175 69 27 22 9
TIZANIDINE HCL 174 43 34 23 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 131 20 24 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 148 21 25 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 153 53 22 26 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 148 73 18 27 60
NAPROXEN 148 72 27 27 72
LORAZEPAM 145 64 25 B 29 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 145 56 19 29 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143 108 15 31 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142 67 18 32 10
XOPENEX HFA 141 60 13 33 225
CITALOPRAM HBR 140 98 22 34 17
OXYCONTIN 139 <11 <11 S2 35 98
OXYCODONE HCL 139 <11 15 S2 35 75
CARVEDILOL 137 101 21 37 21
TRAMADOL HCL 137 67 22 37 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 41 18 39 46
PROAIR HFA 122 52 26 40 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 78 13 41 65
CARISOPRODOL 112 <11 13 R 42 99
PENTOXIFYLLINE 112 80 21 42 253
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 56 14 44 47
GABAPENTIN 107 53 16 45 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 74 18 46 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 83 11 46 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 37 18 R 48 51
CRESTOR 101 56 12 49 38
PROGESTERONE 98 29 12 50 318
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 57 12 51 14
AMOXICILLIN 93 50 61 52 111
JANUMET 92 37 11 53 239
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 86 17 20 54 112
IBUPROFEN 85 42 20 55 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 69 13 56 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82 <11 <11 56 124
ATENOLOL 79 54 11 58 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 53 54 59 73
PRENATAL PLUS* 77 55 12 59 172
BYSTOLIC 71 45 12 61 96
LOVASTATIN 70 <11 <11 62 23
ZETIA 68 <11 <11 63 86
SERTRALINE HCL 67 <11 <11 64 26
JANUVIA 66 <11 <11 65 81
SPIRIVA 66 <11 <11 65 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65 <11 <11 R 67 106
CLONAZEPAM 62 <11 <11 B 68 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 <11 <11 68 64
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 <11 <11 70 170
PREMARIN 60 <11 <11 R 70 159
FENTANYL 59 <11 <11 S2 72 67
MELOXICAM 58 <11 <11 73 29
NASONEX 58 35 12 73 205
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 <11 <11 75 131
SYNTHROID 57 <11 <11 75 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 <11 <11 75 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 <11 <11 75 56
CLONIDINE HCL 57 <11 <11 75 70
ESTRADIOL 55 <11 <11 R 80 121
NIASPAN 55 <11 <11 80 176
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 <11 <11 R 82 200
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 <11 <11 83 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 <11 <11 83 55
LIDODERM 50 30 13 85 146
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.