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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,605Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 53

$510K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 53

339 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

7% of this provider’s 339 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 339 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,666 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 31.


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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 538 524 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463 429 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 384 384 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306 291 4 12
NAMENDA 300 289 5 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 280 269 6 10
LISINOPRIL 278 264 7 2
TRAZODONE HCL 265 263 8 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259 259 9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257 234 S3 10 6
SIMVASTATIN 257 252 10 4
MIRTAZAPINE 254 229 12 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 248 220 13 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248 247 13 8
RISPERIDONE 226 213 15 24
TRAMADOL HCL 195 191 16 15
SERTRALINE HCL 181 173 17 19
OMEPRAZOLE 153 133 18 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 136 135 19 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 103 20 32
METFORMIN HCL 128 120 21 18
BUMETANIDE 128 128 21 160
LANTUS 124 122 23 25
NOVOLOG 122 122 24 43
PREDNISONE 120 81 25 49
DIGOXIN 116 116 26 48
GABAPENTIN 115 95 27 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 71 28 31
NYSTATIN 97 92 29 89
LEVETIRACETAM 97 29 29 51
BACLOFEN 96 55 31 68
CYMBALTA 96 95 31 30
ATENOLOL 94 94 33 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 93 34 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 92 35 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91 73 36 33
CARVEDILOL 89 89 37 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 89 37 74
GLIPIZIDE 85 84 39 45
MELOXICAM 83 64 40 55
CLOPIDOGREL 75 75 41 40
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 37 42 94
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 68 43 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 66 44 38
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 66 66 45 124
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 36 S2 46 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 59 47 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 53 48 86
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 55 49 23
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 50 49 53
METOLAZONE 54 54 51 161
GEMFIBROZIL 54 41 51 97
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 49 R 53 186
FAMOTIDINE 51 51 54 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 51 54 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 40 56 36
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 17, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.