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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 290

$573K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 290

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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

6% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 460 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,536 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 642 531 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 524 463 2 5
LISINOPRIL 520 411 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402 247 S3 4 42
METFORMIN HCL 377 313 5 48
FUROSEMIDE 340 322 6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 336 296 7 31
OMEPRAZOLE 248 204 8 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 210 9 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 214 201 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 142 11 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 148 123 12 78
TRAMADOL HCL 145 111 13 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 134 14 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 121 15 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 105 16 10
LOVASTATIN 127 98 17 27
GABAPENTIN 127 99 17 70
CARVEDILOL 115 107 19 2
ALLOPURINOL 111 81 20 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 83 21 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 93 22 86
NAMENDA 99 95 23 97
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 93 24 77
SERTRALINE HCL 94 94 25 89
KLOR-CON 10 93 88 26 58
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 48 27 49
PLAVIX 86 85 28 12
CLOPIDOGREL 85 84 29 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 65 30 19
NAPROXEN 79 68 31 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 67 32 115
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 76 32 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 43 R 32 112
AZITHROMYCIN 75 50 35 90
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 55 36 124
FAMOTIDINE 73 62 37 73
GLIPIZIDE 73 63 37 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 45 39 15
MIRTAZAPINE 71 65 39 103
IBUPROFEN 68 47 41 135
ATENOLOL 67 55 42 20
CYMBALTA 67 51 42 133
RANITIDINE HCL 65 47 44 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65 54 44 56
DIGOXIN 62 51 46 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 53 47 118
PROAIR HFA 60 48 48 107
DIOVAN 59 55 49 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 33 S2 49 140
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 50 51 45
NEXIUM 57 48 51 68
FINASTERIDE 57 57 51 108
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 33 54 99
RISPERIDONE 56 53 54 106
CLONIDINE HCL 54 49 56 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 44 57 9
LANTUS 53 40 57 110
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 35 57 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 51 60 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 50 61 111
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.