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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 16

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 16

442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 442 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 22,820 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,029 957 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 840 793 S3 2 3
MIRTAZAPINE 745 711 3 13
LISINOPRIL 701 606 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 698 656 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 679 616 6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581 528 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 580 486 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 574 557 9 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 564 518 10 9
TRAZODONE HCL 511 474 11 20
NAMENDA 507 503 12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 492 448 13 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 476 424 14 16
OMEPRAZOLE 443 381 15 8
GABAPENTIN 430 387 16 12
SERTRALINE HCL 396 339 17 21
TRAMADOL HCL 328 318 18 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 307 280 19 33
METFORMIN HCL 285 271 20 15
FAMOTIDINE 272 237 21 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270 248 22 24
FENTANYL 263 250 S2 23 30
CLOPIDOGREL 248 238 24 28
ATENOLOL 246 238 25 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 228 202 26 51
LOPERAMIDE 221 194 10 27 118
LANTUS 218 176 28 23
RANITIDINE HCL 217 214 29 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 217 205 29 45
RISPERIDONE 207 168 31 43
CARVEDILOL 206 188 32 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 206 204 32 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 201 196 34 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193 180 35 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 166 36 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191 180 37 44
OLANZAPINE 189 167 38 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160 152 39 22
DIGOXIN 159 159 40 48
PLAVIX 154 149 41 46
CYMBALTA 153 142 42 37
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 152 138 43 108
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 120 44 25
EXELON 142 142 45 76
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136 124 46 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133 104 47 39
CEPHALEXIN 127 117 48 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 120 49 27
NOVOLIN R 118 109 50 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 110 51 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 85 52 63
PAROXETINE HCL 108 108 53 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108 102 53 71
ABILIFY 107 69 55 95
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 102 102 56 173
LIDODERM 102 90 56 59
KLOR-CON 10 97 97 58 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 96 59 38
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 92 92 60 81
MORPHINE SULFATE 91 90 S2 61 102
PREDNISONE 91 81 61 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 88 63 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 57 S2 64 64
ALLOPURINOL 87 87 65 50
SPIRIVA 87 73 65 58
NYSTATIN 84 80 67 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 84 67 34
LEVETIRACETAM 80 64 69 67
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 77 77 70 155
CLOZAPINE 76 61 71 183
GLIPIZIDE 74 71 72 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 66 73 76
LOVASTATIN 72 71 73 40
BACLOFEN 71 63 75 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70 68 76 70
LYRICA 70 70 76 110
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 48 78 32
AGGRENOX 67 67 78 104
LABETALOL HCL 65 41 80 194
NEXIUM 64 63 81 47
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 64 42 81 164
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 55 83 76
SEROQUEL 63 57 83 68
FINASTERIDE 61 60 85 73
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 46 85 125
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 59 87 53
DIOVAN 58 57 88 60
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 55 88 62
NYSTOP 58 55 88 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 51 88 55
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58 36 R 88 159
BYSTOLIC 58 58 88 135
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57 57 94 120
HYDROCORTISONE 57 44 94 144
KLOR-CON M20 56 56 96 85
TOPIRAMATE 56 38 96 166
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 49 98 61
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 47 98 208
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 49 100 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 50 100 137
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.