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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,752Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 53

$690K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 53

496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

3% of this provider’s 496 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 496 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 8,590 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LISINOPRIL 641 544 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 452 353 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 368 283 3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365 309 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 365 279 4 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 318 129 S3 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 230 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 182 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 239 179 9 18
CARVEDILOL 213 141 10 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 159 11 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210 151 12 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 119 13 23
TRAMADOL HCL 188 135 13 15
GABAPENTIN 186 143 15 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 129 16 22
AZITHROMYCIN 162 113 17 73
GLIPIZIDE 161 115 18 45
NEXIUM 128 69 19 52
SERTRALINE HCL 124 90 20 19
KLOR-CON 10 119 99 21 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118 82 22 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 109 83 23 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 103 77 24 79
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100 57 25 12
CLOPIDOGREL 99 77 26 40
CRESTOR 96 81 27 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 77 27 36
MELOXICAM 95 72 29 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 78 30 38
ALLOPURINOL 92 71 31 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91 76 32 26
ATENOLOL 88 82 33 27
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 43 33 61
RANITIDINE HCL 83 47 35 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 72 36 66
DIOVAN 81 52 37 71
LANTUS 80 45 38 25
PLAVIX 75 63 39 61
PROAIR HFA 75 34 39 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 57 41 32
LOVASTATIN 72 68 42 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 71 43 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 23 R 44 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 62 45 42
SINGULAIR 65 32 46 121
NAPROXEN 65 51 46 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 55 48 113
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 46 48 44
SPIRIVA 64 43 48 78
CYMBALTA 63 18 51 30
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 23 51 127
NAMENDA 62 62 53 11
TRAZODONE HCL 61 54 54 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 34 55 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60 46 55 213
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 59 57 143
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 58 58 58 137
DIGOXIN 57 50 59 48
PREDNISONE 56 41 60 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 48 61 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 51 46 62 7
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 9, 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.