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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,844Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 53

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 53

557 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 557 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 557 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 15,220 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 514 491 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485 461 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 370 349 3 9
MIRTAZAPINE 365 343 4 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 349 324 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 341 289 6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336 280 S3 7 6
CYMBALTA 322 299 8 30
TRAMADOL HCL 321 301 9 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 311 287 10 13
LISINOPRIL 293 268 11 2
GABAPENTIN 282 244 12 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274 254 13 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268 244 14 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 265 265 15 56
TRAZODONE HCL 241 207 16 16
KLOR-CON 10 235 203 17 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 216 216 18 10
NAMENDA 198 198 19 11
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 172 155 10 20 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168 164 21 29
PREDNISONE 168 150 21 49
SERTRALINE HCL 159 137 23 19
EXELON 151 151 24 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151 150 24 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 147 26 22
MELOXICAM 141 135 27 55
FENTANYL 137 137 S2 28 60
JANUVIA 136 128 29 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL 136 124 29 149
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 129 31 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127 127 32 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 124 33 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 111 34 44
ATENOLOL 118 118 35 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 114 114 36 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 105 36 31
LEVETIRACETAM 112 78 38 51
LIDODERM 107 84 39 75
LIDOCAINE 107 101 39 254
CLOPIDOGREL 105 104 41 40
AZITHROMYCIN 105 100 41 73
CARVEDILOL 102 74 43 21
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 102 102 43 194
METFORMIN HCL 102 65 43 18
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99 99 46 53
NEXIUM 99 91 46 52
ALLOPURINOL 98 98 48 41
BUPROPION HCL 93 93 49 184
ABILIFY 92 69 50 67
GLIPIZIDE 85 85 51 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 74 52 23
PLAVIX 80 80 53 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 79 54 26
WELCHOL 79 66 54 271
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 72 56 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 75 56 82
BACLOFEN 77 53 58 68
CRESTOR 76 75 59 50
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 75 75 60 275
CELEBREX 72 72 61 105
SANTYL 72 56 61 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 69 63 93
DIOVAN 70 70 64 71
VESICARE 70 70 64 146
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 69 68 66 124
NOVOLOG 68 28 67 43
CEPHALEXIN 67 63 68 112
NYSTOP 67 51 68 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 62 70 20
PRADAXA 64 64 70 288
NOVOLIN 70-30 63 63 72 195
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 63 47 S2 72 209
LEXAPRO 62 60 74 92
SYNTHROID 62 62 74 96
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 53 76 37
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 59 23 77 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 42 78 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 53 79 84
DIGOXIN 54 54 80 48
DILTIAZEM ER 53 53 81 166
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 53 81 57
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 51 47 83 259
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 51 83 120
LYRICA 51 51 83 114
LABETALOL HCL 50 50 86 197
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 50 86 86
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 June 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.