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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 180

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 180

363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%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 Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 363 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,147 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 564 480 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441 372 2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 414 293 3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402 336 4 7
LISINOPRIL 389 275 5 3
NAMENDA 383 371 6 44
MIRTAZAPINE 362 328 7 48
SIMVASTATIN 329 246 8 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 244 9 13
LANTUS 262 181 10 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 207 187 11 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205 158 S3 12 1
OMEPRAZOLE 185 112 13 2
TRAZODONE HCL 177 130 14 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 168 107 15 22
RISPERIDONE 164 126 16 80
CARVEDILOL 162 122 17 15
GABAPENTIN 158 111 18 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 127 19 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148 123 20 129
LEVETIRACETAM 146 115 21 36
TRAMADOL HCL 140 110 22 16
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 138 115 23 170
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134 134 24 68
METFORMIN HCL 121 67 25 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 91 26 17
CLOPIDOGREL 114 84 27 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 84 28 19
SERTRALINE HCL 102 87 29 46
NOVOLIN R 100 63 30 226
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98 86 31 120
CYMBALTA 94 83 32 58
ATENOLOL 93 82 33 35
EXELON 91 91 34 228
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 69 35 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89 63 36 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88 41 37 28
KLOR-CON M20 88 70 37 132
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 75 37 98
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86 56 40 39
RANITIDINE HCL 85 65 41 18
GLIPIZIDE 85 73 41 86
FAMOTIDINE 83 56 43 106
NEXIUM 80 63 44 54
LIDODERM 75 55 45 154
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 61 46 4
GLUCAGEN 72 72 46 288
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 46 S2 46 73
CLONIDINE HCL 72 15 46 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 48 50 66
PREDNISONE 70 65 51 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 25 52 93
ABILIFY 65 45 53 209
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 35 53 30
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 60 55 231
FENTANYL 64 28 S2 55 107
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 33 57 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 49 58 89
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 60 58 23
MELOXICAM 61 44 60 27
DIOVAN 60 54 61 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 44 61 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 27 63 71
NYSTATIN 59 45 63 306
OXCARBAZEPINE 59 46 63 232
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 58 45 66 145
SPIRIVA 56 29 67 74
SANTYL 56 51 67 315
LEXAPRO 55 49 69 259
PLAVIX 55 39 69 38
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 0 S2 71 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 42 72 26
GEMFIBROZIL 52 30 72 168
NOVOLOG 51 44 74 153
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 43 75 143
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 March 18, 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.