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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 131

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 131

999 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 999 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 999 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,525 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 58%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $189 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
FUROSEMIDE 908 736 1 8
PREDNISONE 767 619 2 3
AZITHROMYCIN 688 561 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 667 542 4 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 614 490 5 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 599 552 6 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489 451 7 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 483 416 8 22
SIMVASTATIN 428 349 9 13
LISINOPRIL 385 319 10 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 370 239 S3 11 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 293 252 12 16
MELOXICAM 287 239 13 58
ATENOLOL 275 221 14 37
METFORMIN HCL 273 233 15 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 268 200 16 2
LEVOFLOXACIN 250 208 17 30
PROAIR HFA 242 174 18 4
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 242 119 R 18 61
GABAPENTIN 241 167 20 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 238 188 21 66
CARVEDILOL 227 208 22 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 209 23 23
DIGOXIN 218 203 24 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 212 187 25 52
COMBIVENT 211 130 26 10
SPIRIVA 209 151 27 1
SERTRALINE HCL 180 150 28 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 150 29 24
VENTOLIN HFA 154 115 30 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 90 31 9
CEFUROXIME 143 116 32 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 108 33 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 135 34 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 121 35 56
ALLOPURINOL 132 129 36 50
KLOR-CON M20 131 104 37 100
FAMOTIDINE 131 130 37 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130 96 39 84
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 66 39 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 104 41 102
TRAZODONE HCL 126 88 42 53
CLOPIDOGREL 123 113 43 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 121 106 R 44 65
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 118 52 45 19
SINGULAIR 117 67 46 6
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116 76 47 27
AMIODARONE HCL 115 113 48 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113 103 49 63
CLONIDINE HCL 112 112 50 72
CYMBALTA 109 64 51 88
NEXIUM 101 63 52 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98 92 53 87
TRAMADOL HCL 98 63 53 39
BUMETANIDE 98 95 53 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 85 56 73
CEPHALEXIN 95 86 57 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94 63 58 11
PLAVIX 93 89 59 95
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 61 60 26
LOVASTATIN 91 71 61 121
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 85 62 33
ACTONEL 87 75 63 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 59 64 92
VERAPAMIL ER 83 76 65 124
QUINAPRIL HCL 81 75 66 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 77 67 79
SEROQUEL 75 69 68 130
LIDODERM 74 38 69 131
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73 66 S3 70 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 51 71 133
RANITIDINE HCL 68 45 72 36
BYSTOLIC 67 66 73 137
KLOR-CON 10 66 57 74 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 53 75 107
CRESTOR 65 53 75 106
ZETIA 65 42 75 110
AMOXICILLIN 63 47 78 103
FENTANYL 59 43 S2 79 141
FINASTERIDE 59 58 79 97
SYNTHROID 59 47 79 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 41 82 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 45 82 146
DOXEPIN HCL 55 33 84 148
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 53 84 93
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 54 R 86 152
GEMFIBROZIL 52 40 87 154
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 15 88 158
PAROXETINE HCL 51 48 88 158
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 49 88 114
DIOVAN 50 47 91 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 48 91 96
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 14, 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.