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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 53

$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 53

374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 374 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 17,457 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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 904 852 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 670 642 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 668 649 3 9
NAMENDA 596 566 4 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 524 499 5 7
LISINOPRIL 520 511 6 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 520 480 6 10
MIRTAZAPINE 510 508 8 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 480 461 9 12
SERTRALINE HCL 389 373 10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373 340 11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 368 368 12 13
TRAZODONE HCL 336 335 13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 329 316 14 15
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 320 309 15 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 292 275 16 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292 279 16 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275 266 S3 18 6
FAMOTIDINE 250 248 19 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 201 20 22
GABAPENTIN 183 179 21 17
GLIPIZIDE 181 181 22 45
SIMVASTATIN 177 176 23 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172 131 24 33
CLOPIDOGREL 167 161 25 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 150 26 32
DIGOXIN 160 160 27 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 158 148 28 47
CYMBALTA 146 143 29 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 144 132 30 74
ATENOLOL 139 139 31 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134 105 32 31
EXELON 130 130 33 58
LEVETIRACETAM 127 84 34 51
ALLOPURINOL 112 105 35 41
LANTUS 111 107 36 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 109 37 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 106 38 36
CARVEDILOL 102 93 39 21
PLAVIX 101 101 40 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 95 41 20
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94 94 42 80
PREDNISONE 92 89 43 49
METFORMIN HCL 92 92 43 18
LIDODERM 92 92 43 75
KLOR-CON M20 91 91 46 69
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 90 62 47 123
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 90 88 47 221
GEMFIBROZIL 87 58 49 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 81 50 66
TRAVATAN Z 82 82 51 125
OLANZAPINE 80 49 52 59
RISPERIDONE 79 62 53 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 74 54 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 75 55 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 73 56 61
NYSTATIN 72 67 57 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 71 58 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71 71 58 90
DILTIAZEM HCL 70 58 60 193
LATANOPROST 69 67 61 118
RANITIDINE HCL 67 60 62 35
LOVASTATIN 65 65 63 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 51 64 102
KLOR-CON M10 63 60 65 130
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 63 65 29
DIOVAN 63 63 65 71
NOVOLOG 62 55 68 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 62 68 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 59 70 82
BACLOFEN 57 24 71 68
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 56 72 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 53 72 84
FENTANYL 55 44 S2 74 60
CEPHALEXIN 53 47 75 112
CLONIDINE HCL 53 53 75 65
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 52 39 77 178
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 50 S2 78 64
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 50 79 221
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. 19, 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.