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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 16

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 16

366 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

16% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 366 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 21%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,220 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 762 714 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 659 602 S3 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 617 550 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 603 569 4 8
LISINOPRIL 551 488 5 4
GABAPENTIN 543 462 6 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 514 481 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 504 503 8 9
SERTRALINE HCL 420 377 9 21
FUROSEMIDE 398 342 10 2
TORSEMIDE 370 345 11 88
METFORMIN HCL 368 327 12 15
CARVEDILOL 345 319 13 18
SIMVASTATIN 342 319 14 5
TRAZODONE HCL 325 310 15 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 318 297 16 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 296 286 17 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 283 280 18 11
RANITIDINE HCL 281 273 19 17
MIRTAZAPINE 276 258 20 13
NAMENDA 257 255 21 14
TRAMADOL HCL 256 226 22 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229 229 23 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 222 187 24 16
RISPERIDONE 198 173 25 43
LANTUS 191 168 26 23
NOVOLOG 184 148 27 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 179 161 28 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172 137 29 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172 158 29 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172 172 29 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 171 140 32 56
CLONIDINE HCL 159 143 33 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155 150 34 10
SINGULAIR 149 94 35 114
FENTANYL 148 146 S2 36 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 145 37 38
DIGOXIN 146 146 38 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138 121 39 29
SEROQUEL 136 130 40 68
GLIMEPIRIDE 135 129 41 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 135 92 41 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 111 43 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 128 109 44 82
BUSPIRONE HCL 128 118 44 55
ATENOLOL 128 128 44 26
CYMBALTA 127 116 47 37
OLANZAPINE 126 124 48 74
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124 102 49 45
FINASTERIDE 113 101 50 73
LIDODERM 111 109 51 59
LAMOTRIGINE 110 90 52 169
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110 80 52 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109 109 54 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 106 84 R 55 101
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 46 S2 56 64
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 104 86 57 120
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 103 27 58 62
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 99 89 S2 59 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 93 59 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 95 59 76
NEXIUM 98 63 62 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 97 70 63 105
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 74 R 64 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 84 66 65 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84 84 65 149
NYSTOP 84 57 65 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 71 68 141
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 64 69 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 69 70 81
MEGESTROL ACETATE 80 79 R 71 122
SPIRIVA 79 32 72 58
PREDNISONE 77 47 73 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 77 65 73 117
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 73 73 75 128
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 56 76 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 44 76 94
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 59 76 99
BUDESONIDE 70 0 79 188
CLOPIDOGREL 69 56 80 28
FAMOTIDINE 67 61 81 54
EXELON 66 66 82 76
MELOXICAM 66 61 82 52
PAROXETINE HCL 64 61 84 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 49 84 22
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63 42 86 196
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 86 84
LEVETIRACETAM 62 50 88 67
CEFTRIAXONE 62 45 88 140
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 48 90 124
CRESTOR 61 47 90 89
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 50 92 87
METRONIDAZOLE 59 57 93 159
LATANOPROST 59 45 93 131
ALLOPURINOL 59 46 93 50
BYSTOLIC 59 56 93 135
PHENYTOIN 57 50 97 205
ABILIFY 57 41 97 95
ACTOS 56 46 99 207
FENOFIBRATE 55 32 100 130
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 55 100 208
PLAVIX 55 44 100 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 44 100 92
DIOVAN 53 50 104 60
GENERLAC 52 33 105 120
GLYBURIDE 52 52 R 105 109
CALCITONIN-SALMON 51 51 107 221
JANUVIA 51 51 107 97
ENABLEX 51 51 107 138
CILOSTAZOL 50 50 110 222
NOVOLIN N 50 26 110 222
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 44 110 34
VERAPAMIL ER 50 49 110 173
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 March 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.