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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,358Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 1526

$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 1526

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 494 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 749 321 98 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 444 384 65 2 7
LISINOPRIL 407 301 70 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 405 292 53 4 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 404 244 59 5 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357 276 56 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 357 251 65 6 5
GABAPENTIN 351 211 59 8 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 324 264 58 9 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 309 233 33 10 14
RANITIDINE HCL 299 181 43 11 18
SIMVASTATIN 293 201 46 12 4
FENTANYL 249 141 30 S2 13 67
CYMBALTA 240 154 26 14 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 153 37 15 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 167 38 16 9
TRAMADOL HCL 215 146 44 17 16
METFORMIN HCL 207 148 36 18 8
ROPINIROLE HCL 202 101 26 19 60
CLONAZEPAM 192 84 24 B 20 49
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 192 60 19 S2 20 90
LYRICA 180 94 19 22 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178 157 34 23 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173 102 30 24 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 158* 23 25 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 159 66 26 26 92
ATENOLOL 158 116 24 27 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 107 21 27 20
NEXIUM 147 70 24 29 35
SERTRALINE HCL 136 109 25 30 26
TRAZODONE HCL 132 96 23 31 33
MIRTAZAPINE 126 74 22 32 50
PROAIR HFA 121 58 29 33 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119 70 16 34 42
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 118 78 14 S2 35 62
BACLOFEN 116 24 25 36 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 93 20 37 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 70 16 A 38 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 47 31 39 31
LORAZEPAM 107 44 28 B 40 34
ALLOPURINOL 107 107 15 40 37
NAMENDA 101 <11 <11 42 40
LOVASTATIN 100 67 14 43 23
CARVEDILOL 97 85 18 44 21
MELOXICAM 95 47 17 45 29
JANUVIA 94 63 13 46 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 42 20 R 47 51
CELEBREX 85 38 11 48 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 55 11 49 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 83 12 50 64
BUPROPION HCL SR 82 11 11 51 143
PREDNISONE 80 60 19 52 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 62 14 53 27
CARISOPRODOL 77 <11 <11 R 54 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 14 12 55 47
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 76 <11 <11 S3 55 231
DETROL LA 76 <11 <11 55 148
METOLAZONE 75 58 11 58 171
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 47 13 58 94
ALPRAZOLAM 73 35 18 B 60 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 73 12 60 43
OXYCONTIN 73 <11 <11 S2 60 98
CLOPIDOGREL 72 49 13 63 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 72 11 63 36
AGGRENOX 71 <11 <11 65 182
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 <11 <11 66 56
SPIRIVA 69 58 18 67 48
DIAZEPAM 67 31 12 B 68 74
LIDODERM 67 36 17 68 146
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 62* 13 68 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 54 12 68 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 15 13 72 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 26 12 72 83
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 <11 <11 72 101
MORPHINE SULFATE 64 18 11 S2 75 204
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 <11 <11 76 130
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 <11 <11 77 84
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 42 11 77 103
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 <11 <11 77 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 <11 <11 80 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 40 20 80 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 <11 <11 80 55
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60 <11 <11 83 169
CILOSTAZOL 60 <11 <11 83 212
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 <11 <11 85 71
PREMARIN 58 29 11 R 86 159
PAROXETINE HCL 58 <11 <11 86 68
RISPERIDONE 56 <11 <11 A 88 80
LANTUS 55 <11 <11 89 52
FINASTERIDE 55 50* 12 89 89
LUNESTA 55 <11 11 89 223
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 <11 <11 S2 92 78
BENICAR 52 <11 <11 92 191
BUMETANIDE 51 <11 <11 94 163
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 50 26 11 95 168
EVISTA 50 <11 <11 95 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 <11 <11 95 120
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. 4, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.