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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 16

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 16

1,312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 1,312 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,312 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 21%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 32,211 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 37.


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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
LISINOPRIL 1,465 1,279 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,305 1,194 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,212 1,086 3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,087 981 4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,036 837 S3 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,030 884 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 907 841 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 894 767 8 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 756 743 9 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 704 637 10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 665 548 11 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 661 592 12 33
MIRTAZAPINE 572 521 13 13
METFORMIN HCL 563 454 14 15
TRAMADOL HCL 504 436 15 19
GABAPENTIN 474 353 16 12
NAMENDA 473 473 17 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 439 393 18 6
CARVEDILOL 431 387 19 18
PREDNISONE 382 357 20 42
TRAZODONE HCL 372 303 21 20
GLIPIZIDE 348 320 22 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 331 302 23 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327 268 24 25
MELOXICAM 324 273 25 52
SERTRALINE HCL 320 271 26 21
CLONIDINE HCL 294 282 27 41
ATENOLOL 290 273 28 26
LANTUS 289 253 29 23
LOVASTATIN 287 272 30 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282 214 31 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 279 254 32 38
CLOPIDOGREL 273 241 33 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269 219 34 44
RISPERIDONE 263 223 35 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 261 223 36 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 256 213 37 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 255 217 38 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 253 227 39 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 239 196 40 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230 167 41 32
CYMBALTA 223 163 42 37
PLAVIX 222 201 43 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200 171 44 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 195 183 45 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 194 168 46 87
RANITIDINE HCL 193 151 47 17
KLOR-CON 10 191 180 48 93
NAPROXEN 187 150 49 105
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185 97 S2 50 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 185 168 50 36
LEVETIRACETAM 177 124 52 67
SANTYL 177 146 52 133
GLIMEPIRIDE 174 126 54 51
ALLOPURINOL 172 153 55 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 164 156 56 103
SPIRIVA 164 132 56 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 146 58 89
DIGOXIN 158 156 58 48
METHOTREXATE 157 153 60 139
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152 129 61 35
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 145 137 62 76
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 145 142 62 45
AZITHROMYCIN 144 109 64 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 136 98 65 56
NOVOLOG 133 126 66 65
METOLAZONE 131 96 67 116
EXELON 129 129 68 76
FINASTERIDE 128 114 69 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 128 104 69 105
FENOFIBRATE 128 82 69 130
COLCRYS 127 100 72 155
CEPHALEXIN 123 95 73 96
FENTANYL 122 108 S2 74 30
FAMOTIDINE 121 114 75 54
PROAIR HFA 116 78 76 86
NEXIUM 114 80 77 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113 98 78 99
METFORMIN HCL ER 112 109 79 166
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 93 80 84
DIOVAN 108 92 81 60
BACLOFEN 106 62 82 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 84 82 61
LIDODERM 105 103 84 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 88 85 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 87 85 76
METHOCARBAMOL 101 75 R 87 175
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99 78 88 62
JANUVIA 97 91 89 97
KLOR-CON M20 95 89 90 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 91 91 82
JANTOVEN 93 79 92 131
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 74 93 39
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 92 73 93 178
LEXAPRO 91 80 95 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 70 96 53
PAROXETINE HCL 90 85 96 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 75 98 119
SEROQUEL 88 82 99 68
HYDROCORTISONE 87 81 100 144
BUSPIRONE HCL 84 69 101 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 61 R 101 112
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 84 83 101 70
SINGULAIR 83 47 104 114
ABILIFY 83 54 104 95
NOVOLIN R 83 78 104 91
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75 32 107 184
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 53 107 150
CRESTOR 74 60 109 89
AMIODARONE HCL 73 58 110 128
IBUPROFEN 72 56 111 153
NIASPAN 69 30 112 191
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 67 58 113 108
PEN NEEDLE 65 38 114 161
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 62 114 92
TERAZOSIN HCL 64 64 116 164
HYDROXYZINE HCL 63 56 R 117 159
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 63 117 127
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 28 117 141
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 62 117 196
NYSTATIN 62 49 121 123
NITROFURANTOIN 62 58 121 199
CELEBREX 62 62 121 199
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 45 121 94
TRAVATAN Z 59 49 125 203
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 59 125 137
OLANZAPINE 59 49 125 74
PENTOXIFYLLINE 59 58 125 203
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 49 129 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 32 130 100
NYSTOP 54 52 130 66
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 49 132 120
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 26 132 124
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 51 134 214
CARAFATE 52 26 134 214
OXYCONTIN 52 33 S2 134 136
SYNTHROID 52 49 134 214
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 38 S2 134 214
VENTOLIN HFA 52 32 134 214
TRICOR 51 47 140 170
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 51 43 140 164
VESICARE 50 49 142 115
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 Feb. 13, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.