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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,783Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1526

$2.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1526

1,010 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 1,010 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 1,010 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 2,067 1,349 299 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,457 1,118 206 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,431 1,086 183 3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,165 806 206 4 19
OMEPRAZOLE 1,153 766 177 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 1,065 707 156 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,034 804 173 7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,026 699 188 S3 8 3
NAMENDA 1,006 935 80 9 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 810 634 78 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 747 594 113 11 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 733 694 101 12 39
GABAPENTIN 721 458 111 13 13
SERTRALINE HCL 647 527 88 14 26
TRAMADOL HCL 591 380 114 15 16
ALPRAZOLAM 574 352 107 B 16 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 572 408 110 17 9
CLOPIDOGREL 558 466 90 18 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 521 368 79 19 10
RANITIDINE HCL 519 299 77 20 18
RISPERIDONE 484 222 62 A 21 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 475 330 76 22 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 463 279 76 23 17
CYMBALTA 456 248 43 24 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 455 244 51 25 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 438 313 72 26 20
MELOXICAM 419 248 87 27 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 416 350 59 28 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 413 274 80 29 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 411 101 53 R 30 138
TRAZODONE HCL 407 219 74 31 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 390 305 70 32 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 390 230 70 32 59
CARVEDILOL 369 276 60 34 21
PREDNISONE 358 260 112 35 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 352 261 43 36 114
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345 230 65 37 12
SIMVASTATIN 332 192 60 38 4
LORAZEPAM 327 248 65 B 39 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 303 266 50 40 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 301 215 65 41 36
ATENOLOL 269 173 46 42 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 262 170 38 A 43 58
FAMOTIDINE* 248 131 42 44 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 240 187 37 45 60
OLANZAPINE 236 59 32 A 46 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 233 33 32 47 155
MIRTAZAPINE 231 152 35 48 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 230 132 32 49 55
LEVETIRACETAM 220 111 27 50 122
ALLOPURINOL 220 156 46 50 37
FINASTERIDE 218 201 33 52 89
CLONAZEPAM 218 68 33 B 52 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211 99 35 S2 54 78
CLONIDINE HCL 204 147 30 55 70
KLOR-CON M20 199 179 44 56 100
JANUVIA 194 98 25 57 81
IBUPROFEN 192 55 51 58 79
FENTANYL 191 103 29 S2 59 67
GLIPIZIDE 190 120 29 60 63
LANTUS 190 101 34 60 52
NEXIUM 189 98 33 62 35
ABILIFY 189 118 19 A 62 115
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 185 94 19 64 140
AZITHROMYCIN 185 116 140 64 53
SPIRIVA 180 130 40 66 48
HALOPERIDOL 176 43 33 A 67 165
GEMFIBROZIL 175 102 23 68 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 168 121 29 69 64
DIGOX 167 167 22 70 134
PAROXETINE HCL 167 126 24 70 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 163 119 95 72 91
LIDODERM 161 156* 30 73 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 157 112 24 74 120
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 156 44 25 75 228
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 150 98 29 76 152
AMIODARONE HCL 146 134 25 77 196
WELCHOL 143 109 28 78 242
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140 46 21 79 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 86 18 80 47
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 25 17 S2 81 62
NYSTATIN 135 109 33 82 119
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 43 44 R 83 51
MUPIROCIN* 131 80 60 84 174
ENULOSE 130 63 19 85 216
EXELON 127 122* 19 86 158
TIZANIDINE HCL 122 50 43 87 87
BYSTOLIC 119 114* 19 88 96
BACLOFEN 119 35 21 88 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 118 78 85 90 85
BUSPIRONE HCL 118 66 18 90 92
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 116 84 54 92 147
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 55 28 93 46
FENOFIBRATE* 113 58 18 94 61
DIAZEPAM 111 29 20 B 95 74
PRIMIDONE 109 60 15 96 208
FAZACLO 108 <11 <11 A 97 330
METOLAZONE 108 79 29 97 171
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 103* 19 97 43
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 107 41 11 R 100 297
TERAZOSIN HCL 107 102* 17 100 136
MECLIZINE HCL 107 83 27 100 178
CRESTOR 105 86 25 103 38
PROAIR HFA 105 37 44 103 32
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103 20 17 105 116
INVEGA 102 <11 <11 A 106 288
ONDANSETRON HCL* 102 49 32 106 249
HYDROXYZINE HCL 100 22 20 R 108 184
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 100 53 19 108 83
TOPIRAMATE 100 11 12 108 118
FENOFIBRATE* 99 25 15 111 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 59 38 111 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97 68 19 113 108
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 73 62 114 73
NYSTOP 96 72 38 114 234
CARBAMAZEPINE 95 54 13 116 189
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94 78 25 117 77
LITHIUM CARBONATE 94 <11 15 117 223
VENLAFAXINE HCL 94 61 12 117 199
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93 73 17 120 101
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92 69 44 121 235
LOVASTATIN 91 67 15 122 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91 63 16 122 107
SYNTHROID 91 86* 20 122 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90 76 13 125 124
BUPROPION HCL SR 90 62 15 125 143
DILTIAZEM ER 89 84* 16 127 161
FENOFIBRATE* 89 41 14 127 61
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 88 61 69 129 137
LYRICA 88 24 19 129 82
TEMAZEPAM 88 68 13 B 129 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84 20 19 132 94
CLOZAPINE 81 <11 <11 A 133 215
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 57 18 134 28
OXCARBAZEPINE 79 22 11 135 232
DIOVAN 77 <11 <11 136 66
VOLTAREN 77 50 22 136 177
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 71* 15 138 65
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76 42 12 S2 138 90
OLANZAPINE ODT 76 24 13 A 138 335
INVEGA SUSTENNA 76 <11 <11 A 138 422
DETROL LA 74 34 13 142 148
VESICARE 73 55 17 143 125
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73 50 20 143 112
LAMOTRIGINE 72 25 11 145 164
SYMBICORT 72 44 25 145 105
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 71 <11 <11 A 147 241
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 68 <11 <11 148 252
LOPERAMIDE 68 50 37 148 333
BUPROPION XL 67 <11 12 150 194
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 52 23 151 193
DICYCLOMINE HCL 65 31 12 152 185
VENTOLIN HFA 65 32 21 152 151
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 59* 14 154 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 47 34 155 110
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 <11 <11 R 155 57
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 60 <11 <11 157 380
OXYCODONE HCL 60 <11 14 S2 157 75
AMOXICILLIN 59 40 44 159 111
CELEBREX 59 48 18 159 76
ENTACAPONE 57 <11 <11 161 395
TORSEMIDE 57 52* 15 161 141
FLUCONAZOLE 56 38 33 163 198
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 <11 <11 164 160
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 52 <11 <11 165 329
LATUDA 52 <11 <11 A 165 321
CEPHALEXIN 50 34 27 167 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 13 11 167 130
NAPROXEN 50 27 16 167 72
AMANTADINE 50 <11 <11 167 361
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.