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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1526

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1526

936 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

5% of this provider’s 936 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 936 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 824 711 126 1 2
LISINOPRIL 713 615 117 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 651 475 133 S3 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 617 546 98 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 599 551 98 5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 493 452 81 6 19
OMEPRAZOLE 438 384 81 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 436 383 86 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 423 394 56 9 14
NAMENDA 403 403 38 10 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363 306 71 11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 325 61 12 17
CLOPIDOGREL 338 319 58 13 24
METFORMIN HCL 335 282 46 14 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 265 48 15 10
CRESTOR 309 247 48 16 38
GABAPENTIN 306 283 55 17 13
RANITIDINE HCL 297 220 41 18 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 247 48 19 12
LORAZEPAM 281 276* 63 B 20 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274 252 51 21 11
SERTRALINE HCL 263 227 38 22 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 251 246* 38 23 39
CARVEDILOL 249 201 37 24 21
ALPRAZOLAM 247 117 47 B 25 15
ATENOLOL 245 215 33 26 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 239 187 42 27 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211 191 39 28 22
NEXIUM 210 148 31 29 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196 191* 32 30 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159 142 25 A 31 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149 101 17 32 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 145 56 31 33 87
MIRTAZAPINE 143 120 17 34 50
RAMIPRIL 143 132 21 34 135
CYMBALTA 142 80 18 36 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 139 113 25 37 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 111 29 38 27
TRAMADOL HCL 133 122 32 39 16
CLONAZEPAM 131 108 21 B 40 49
ZETIA 131 104 16 40 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129 110 21 42 55
VESICARE 128 86 16 43 125
DIGOX 123 118* 17 44 134
CLONIDINE HCL 118 107 16 45 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 96 21 46 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 107 102* 19 46 71
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101 96* 18 48 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 95* 18 49 43
SPIRIVA 100 77 20 49 48
AMOXICILLIN 99 94* 76 51 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 98 58 13 52 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 98 16 52 56
CELEBREX 97 97 18 54 76
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 97 13 54 167
TRAZODONE HCL 95 63 17 56 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 71 18 57 46
IRBESARTAN 93 88* 14 58 237
SYNTHROID 92 87* 14 59 69
EXELON 90 90 12 60 158
LANTUS 89 84* 19 61 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 77 19 62 64
MELOXICAM 86 74 23 63 29
VYTORIN 86 57 12 63 166
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 60 16 S2 63 78
BENICAR 86 54 11 63 191
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 85 73 73 67 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 67 63 68 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 82 17 69 108
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81 <11 <11 S2 70 90
ALLOPURINOL 81 76* 19 70 37
JANUVIA 80 75* 11 72 81
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 75* 40 72 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 73* 22 74 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 <11 <11 75 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 62 27 75 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 71* 15 77 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 63 21 77 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 70* 14 R 79 57
LEVETIRACETAM 72 <11 <11 80 122
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 <11 <11 80 136
DIOVAN 72 54 11 80 66
CEFPROZIL 68 57 60 83 326
GLIPIZIDE 67 <11 <11 84 63
TEMAZEPAM 65 60* 12 B 85 117
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 47 40 85 91
ESTRADIOL 63 <11 <11 R 87 121
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 <11 <11 88 101
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 <11 <11 R 89 200
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 <11 <11 90 44
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60 <11 <11 R 90 106
ZOSTAVAX 60 55* 59 90 145
TRADJENTA 60 <11 <11 90 287
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 <11 <11 94 60
LOVASTATIN 58 <11 <11 95 23
LUNESTA 58 <11 <11 95 223
LIDODERM 57 <11 <11 97 146
BYSTOLIC 57 <11 <11 97 96
VERAPAMIL ER 55 <11 <11 99 133
PAROXETINE HCL 55 50* 11 99 68
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 <11 <11 S2 101 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 <11 <11 102 94
PROAIR HFA 50 25 22 103 32
VERAPAMIL HCL 50 <11 <11 103 337
FAMOTIDINE* 50 45* 13 103 93
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.