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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 53

$2.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 53

940 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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 940 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 940 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 39,746 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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 1,763 1,453 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,574 1,330 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,555 1,196 S3 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,513 1,263 4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,426 1,139 5 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,327 1,251 6 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,214 912 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,211 1,021 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,119 882 9 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,118 928 10 1
NAMENDA 1,087 1,025 11 11
OMEPRAZOLE 1,047 869 12 9
TRAZODONE HCL 1,031 888 13 16
MIRTAZAPINE 976 891 14 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 734 620 15 13
SERTRALINE HCL 696 620 16 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 508 379 17 31
LANTUS 493 338 18 25
CARVEDILOL 488 378 19 21
RISPERIDONE 466 365 20 24
GABAPENTIN 462 358 21 17
FAMOTIDINE 451 317 22 46
TRAMADOL HCL 434 352 23 15
NOVOLOG 429 331 24 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 428 332 25 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 420 269 26 33
CYMBALTA 410 283 27 30
CLOPIDOGREL 403 326 28 40
NYSTATIN 390 332 29 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 378 242 30 37
RANITIDINE HCL 377 276 31 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 373 165 S2 32 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 352 259 33 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 350 289 34 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 348 296 35 42
HYDRALAZINE HCL 347 262 36 57
ATENOLOL 346 267 37 27
BACLOFEN 330 79 38 68
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326 273 39 22
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 323 313 40 47
LEVETIRACETAM 321 211 41 51
METFORMIN HCL 304 232 42 18
EXELON 296 277 43 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293 198 44 44
SANTYL 291 242 45 103
NEXIUM 285 219 46 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 283 218 47 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279 229 48 28
PLAVIX 275 237 49 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 267 186 50 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 262 164 51 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 231 52 20
NOVOLIN R 238 181 53 108
GLIPIZIDE 234 173 54 45
GLIPIZIDE ER 229 130 55 133
ABILIFY 229 119 55 67
PREDNISONE 224 169 57 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222 180 58 26
FINASTERIDE 218 193 59 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207 135 60 38
CELEBREX 206 174 61 105
ROPINIROLE HCL 203 158 62 74
MELOXICAM 200 173 63 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 199 189 64 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 199 126 64 94
FENTANYL 198 118 S2 66 60
DIGOXIN 196 157 67 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 195 124 68 61
KLOR-CON M20 193 89 69 69
GLIPIZIDE XL 185 152 70 140
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 184 158 71 145
BUSPIRONE HCL 184 126 71 83
TRAVATAN Z 181 154 73 125
FLUOXETINE HCL 181 154 73 91
HYDROCORTISONE 173 160 75 168
CLONIDINE HCL 173 109 75 65
SPIRIVA 163 94 77 78
SEROQUEL 157 105 78 77
LATANOPROST 150 130 79 118
MUPIROCIN 148 125 80 171
LOVASTATIN 145 104 81 53
LIDODERM 141 128 82 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 141 120 82 86
LOPERAMIDE 141 128 82 162
TIMOLOL MALEATE 141 135 82 224
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 140 104 86 123
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 140 57 R 86 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 138 75 88 63
LEXAPRO 138 112 88 92
OLANZAPINE 137 102 90 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134 79 91 93
DETROL LA 132 120 92 135
IBUPROFEN 129 83 93 122
CEPHALEXIN 128 105 94 112
CARBAMAZEPINE 127 38 95 101
AMIODARONE HCL 127 100 95 153
KLOR-CON M10 127 104 95 130
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 124 98 29
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 125 97 99 163
GLIMEPIRIDE 125 100 99 79
DILTIAZEM ER 124 98 101 166
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123 109 102 82
GEMFIBROZIL 123 33 102 97
DIOVAN 120 83 104 71
ALLOPURINOL 118 95 105 41
PAROXETINE HCL 114 70 106 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 70 107 56
BUMETANIDE 111 92 108 160
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 108 68 109 99
TOPIRAMATE 108 53 109 98
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 85 R 111 128
PATANOL 104 89 112 216
LEVEMIR 103 59 113 190
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103 76 113 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 98 90 115 90
FENOFIBRATE 96 53 116 109
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 95 71 117 221
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 69 R 117 110
NYSTOP 94 81 119 111
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 93 73 120 266
OXCARBAZEPINE 93 33 120 139
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91 48 122 102
TOBRAMYCIN 91 79 122 214
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 90 86 124 217
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 51 124 120
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 19 S2 126 142
OXYCODONE HCL 89 41 S2 126 132
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 88 56 128 204
COMBIVENT 86 61 129 115
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 84 76 130 267
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 71 130 66
HALOPERIDOL 82 47 132 81
TIZANIDINE HCL 82 0 132 126
METRONIDAZOLE 81 64 134 228
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 80 76 135 270
PRIMIDONE 79 55 136 176
MECLIZINE HCL 74 61 137 191
LABETALOL HCL 74 34 137 197
CILOSTAZOL 72 71 139 278
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 72 70 139 278
ZETIA 71 58 141 104
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 71 62 141 237
LYRICA 70 40 143 114
PROAIR HFA 70 20 143 76
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 66 59 145 244
HUMALOG 66 42 145 183
VANCOMYCIN HCL 65 64 147 287
AZITHROMYCIN 64 46 148 73
LANOXIN 63 63 149 289
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 63 0 149 235
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 58 151 144
OLANZAPINE ODT 62 47 151 157
OXYCONTIN 61 26 S2 153 141
AMOXICILLIN 60 41 154 175
RENVELA 59 14 155 293
CRESTOR 58 42 156 50
KLOR-CON 10 58 45 156 70
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 48 R 156 186
VALPROIC ACID 58 50 156 148
LAMOTRIGINE 56 28 160 88
METOLAZONE 55 40 161 161
FLUCONAZOLE 55 38 161 212
LUMIGAN 55 49 161 231
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 46 161 221
DILANTIN 55 47 161 197
TRANSDERM-SCOP 54 52 166 196
MEGACE ES 53 46 R 167 304
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52 29 168 200
BUPROPION HCL 51 33 169 184
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 51 0 169 257
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 49 169 193
SYMBICORT 51 30 169 228
GLUCAGEN 50 44 173 314
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 Jan. 20, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.