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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,965Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 95

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 95

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

48% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,898 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 45%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $123 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

73 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,560 472 S3 1 27
OMEPRAZOLE 1,002 555 2 25
FUROSEMIDE 784 401 3 19
RANITIDINE HCL 781 248 4 44
SIMVASTATIN 708 344 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 690 311 6 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 614 315 7 32
LISINOPRIL 606 343 8 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 551 198 9 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 524 181 10 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 521 254 11 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 475 239 12 1
FENOFIBRATE 463 150 13 40
NAPROXEN 459 186 14 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 449 192 15 52
METFORMIN HCL 444 184 16 2
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 444 154 R 16 60
PROAIR HFA 343 131 18 66
TRAMADOL HCL 312 64 19 48
TRICOR 286 119 20 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 258 86 21 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL 245 101 R 22 96
DIGOXIN 244 137 23 97
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236 107 24 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233 70 25 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 227 151 26 7
KLOR-CON 10 226 144 27 74
GABAPENTIN 220 89 28 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 219 131 29 104
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218 111 30 18
TIZANIDINE HCL 216 65 31 105
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 216 69 31 105
COMBIVENT 210 77 33 109
CRESTOR 208 82 34 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 199 153 35 49
SPIRIVA 185 66 36 99
LOVASTATIN 174 89 37 53
KLOR-CON M20 172 103 38 119
CARVEDILOL 172 103 38 30
RISPERIDONE 160 92 40 121
TRAZODONE HCL 155 35 41 110
INSULIN SYRINGE 155 71 41 9
IBUPROFEN 147 32 43 123
BYSTOLIC 139 50 44 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 49 45 92
PRIMIDONE 135 59 46 125
DONEPEZIL HCL 129 101 47 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126 31 48 117
CLOPIDOGREL 123 64 49 113
ALLOPURINOL 122 58 50 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 85 51 24
ENABLEX 120 48 52 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118 43 53 130
LANTUS 116 72 54 6
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 116 80 54 118
NAMENDA 113 98 56 132
NOVOLOG 111 65 57 14
AMOXICILLIN 109 28 58 135
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108 44 59 136
PLAVIX 108 57 59 116
PEN NEEDLE 106 29 61 3
PREMARIN 105 36 R 62 138
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 104 46 63 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 65 64 74
SINGULAIR 102 36 65 114
DIOVAN HCT 102 61 65 120
TRILIPIX 98 56 67 72
LIPITOR 97 52 68 103
CLONIDINE HCL 95 81 69 82
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94 24 70 5
NEXIUM 93 15 71 81
CARTIA XT 91 27 72 139
MEGESTROL ACETATE 91 71 R 72 139
CELEBREX 88 13 74 102
CYMBALTA 86 42 75 68
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81 27 76 142
AZITHROMYCIN 80 28 77 93
PREDNISONE 80 49 77 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 52 79 77
MECLIZINE HCL 77 49 80 143
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 76 17 R 81 144
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 27 82 145
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 27 82 145
NIASPAN 74 20 84 71
DETROL LA 73 35 85 148
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 36 85 148
MIRTAZAPINE 72 43 87 150
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 42 88 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 32 89 115
MELOXICAM 65 34 90 93
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 64 39 91 155
LYRICA 63 0 92 156
ZETIA 63 0 92 41
LOVAZA 63 12 92 80
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 0 95 158
METOLAZONE 60 19 96 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 33 97 131
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59 30 97 164
QVAR 58 0 99 165
NITROSTAT 58 30 99 165
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 46 101 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 25 R 101 133
GENERLAC 57 35 101 168
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57 17 101 168
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 17 101 168
DIOVAN 56 33 106 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 30 106 171
SERTRALINE HCL 56 18 106 88
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 37 109 173
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55 54 109 173
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 25 111 175
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 26 R 112 177
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 13 113 137
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 23 R 113 99
OLANZAPINE 52 11 113 179
VENTOLIN HFA 52 11 113 179
FAMOTIDINE 51 43 117 182
ATENOLOL 51 0 117 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 50 45 119 13
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 Nov. 20, 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.