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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 53

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 53

402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

14% of this provider’s 402 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 402 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 7,701 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 570 355 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474 324 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 431 188 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 426 277 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 396 262 5 4
LISINOPRIL 324 186 6 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269 120 S3 7 6
SERTRALINE HCL 268 216 8 19
PREDNISONE 256 198 9 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 223 149 10 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203 131 11 23
NAMENDA 202 175 12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 200 184 13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186 103 14 12
GABAPENTIN 182 60 15 17
MIRTAZAPINE 180 141 16 14
METFORMIN HCL 179 19 17 18
FENOFIBRATE 168 75 18 109
TRAZODONE HCL 162 94 19 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 161 117 20 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 146 145 21 7
ATENOLOL 141 118 22 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 87 23 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 79 24 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125 125 25 47
IBUPROFEN 122 25 26 122
LITHIUM CARBONATE 121 12 27 136
RANITIDINE HCL 116 45 28 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 97 28 32
GLIPIZIDE 113 85 30 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 112 35 31 74
SINGULAIR 111 35 32 121
OLANZAPINE 109 52 33 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109 42 33 29
TRAMADOL HCL 103 39 35 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99 72 36 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 99 0 R 36 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 61 36 20
GEMFIBROZIL 98 14 39 97
ZYPREXA RELPREVV 94 0 10 40 264
HALOPERIDOL 91 26 41 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 58 42 66
PROAIR HFA 90 0 42 76
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 39 S2 44 142
NEXIUM 88 31 45 52
SPIRIVA 85 21 46 78
OXYCODONE HCL 84 17 S2 47 132
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 30 47 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 17 49 61
FINASTERIDE 81 67 50 100
LOVASTATIN 80 40 51 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 12 52 119
LANTUS 78 35 53 25
LATUDA 76 0 54 273
OXYCONTIN 75 16 S2 55 141
ALLOPURINOL 74 52 56 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 25 R 57 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 56 58 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 64 58 42
LAMOTRIGINE 70 0 60 88
FLOVENT HFA 70 16 60 284
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 18 62 233
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 52 63 13
MELOXICAM 63 35 64 55
TOPIRAMATE 60 16 65 98
BACLOFEN 60 12 65 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 36 67 86
NOVOLOG 58 23 68 43
CARISOPRODOL 58 0 R 68 296
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 19 70 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 46 71 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 21 71 44
CARVEDILOL 56 43 71 21
VENTOLIN HFA 56 11 71 185
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 55 75 90
NAPROXEN 55 0 75 129
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55 11 S2 75 174
KLOR-CON M20 53 39 78 69
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 53 23 S2 78 209
PRIMIDONE 53 19 78 176
AZITHROMYCIN 53 26 78 73
DEXAMETHASONE 53 21 78 304
CLOPIDOGREL 53 39 78 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 25 84 127
FLUCONAZOLE 52 0 84 212
CLOZAPINE 52 0 84 72
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 34 87 144
MIDODRINE HCL 51 0 87 311
FENTANYL 50 34 S2 89 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 29 89 79
LUNESTA 50 37 89 261
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. 17, 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.