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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,490Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 53

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 53

856 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

6% of this provider’s 856 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 856 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,160 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,098 900 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 897 795 2 4
LISINOPRIL 880 691 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 824 584 S3 4 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 602 528 5 26
OMEPRAZOLE 593 503 6 9
GABAPENTIN 568 438 7 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542 498 8 5
FUROSEMIDE 481 367 9 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 420 354 10 12
TRAMADOL HCL 413 316 11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406 358 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 405 361 13 13
METFORMIN HCL 399 333 14 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 325 281 15 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 268 16 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 239 17 28
LOVASTATIN 284 243 18 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278 243 19 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 269 233 20 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 251 244 21 116
ATENOLOL 248 228 22 27
CLONIDINE HCL 232 193 23 65
CARVEDILOL 217 167 24 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 210 177 25 120
RANITIDINE HCL 207 182 26 35
SERTRALINE HCL 193 174 27 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 186 144 28 74
INDAPAMIDE 179 155 29 200
ALLOPURINOL 178 145 30 41
NEXIUM 167 132 31 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 164 107 R 32 156
GLIMEPIRIDE 163 140 33 79
PREDNISONE 162 105 34 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 161 138 35 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 159 159 36 10
PROAIR HFA 156 124 37 76
SYNTHROID 152 152 38 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 119 39 95
TERAZOSIN HCL 144 143 40 170
AZITHROMYCIN 136 110 41 73
LANTUS 130 107 42 25
FENOFIBRATE 129 83 43 109
MELOXICAM 127 116 44 55
FELODIPINE ER 118 109 45 179
ZETIA 118 114 45 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 87 47 38
CEPHALEXIN 114 86 48 112
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 114 48 138
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 113 97 50 144
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 97 50 66
CRESTOR 112 108 52 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110 107 53 57
TRAZODONE HCL 108 94 54 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 71 54 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 98 56 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 104 83 57 133
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 85 58 44
GLIPIZIDE 99 90 59 45
HYDROXYZINE HCL 92 69 R 60 128
METHOCARBAMOL 92 61 R 60 219
CYMBALTA 86 38 62 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83 79 63 90
PAROXETINE HCL 82 79 64 85
QUINAPRIL HCL 82 76 64 217
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 62 66 42
KLOR-CON 10 79 73 67 70
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 76 58 S3 68 169
NOVOLOG 75 54 69 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 39 70 126
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 12 S2 71 174
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 35 R 72 110
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 72 54 72 137
PEN NEEDLE 71 46 74 159
BACLOFEN 70 45 75 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68 63 76 149
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 19 S2 77 142
CLOPIDOGREL 65 62 78 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 51 78 61
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 51 78 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 49 81 119
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 46 82 158
GLYBURIDE 61 58 R 83 154
AMOXICILLIN 61 54 83 175
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 49 85 82
COMBIVENT 59 39 86 115
ETODOLAC 59 31 86 293
LYRICA 58 0 88 114
MIRTAZAPINE 58 41 88 14
DICYCLOMINE HCL 58 51 88 223
CALCITONIN-SALMON 58 56 88 252
DIGOXIN 58 52 88 48
VERAPAMIL ER 57 50 93 250
SINGULAIR 56 44 94 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 33 95 56
EVISTA 52 52 96 155
KLOR-CON M20 51 47 97 69
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 39 98 140
MICARDIS 50 50 98 314
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 Dec. 21, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.