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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 290

$981K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 290

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

10% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 17,725 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
SIMVASTATIN 983 979 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635 619 2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 524 499 3 7
LISINOPRIL 493 453 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 422 398 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 422 408 5 31
FUROSEMIDE 401 383 7 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 388 336 S3 8 42
LOVASTATIN 383 371 9 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 355 340 10 83
TRAMADOL HCL 355 340 10 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350 331 12 14
HYDRALAZINE HCL 314 289 13 32
CARVEDILOL 300 291 14 2
NAMENDA 266 266 15 97
MIRTAZAPINE 259 248 16 103
OMEPRAZOLE 258 245 17 29
CLONIDINE HCL 242 242 18 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236 217 19 19
CLOPIDOGREL 215 205 20 11
SERTRALINE HCL 212 189 21 89
METFORMIN HCL 211 200 22 48
RISPERIDONE 205 205 23 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 192 23 15
ATENOLOL 199 198 25 20
DIGOXIN 196 188 26 13
FENTANYL 177 167 S2 27 130
EXELON 173 173 28 132
PLAVIX 169 167 29 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 142 30 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 142 31 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152 139 32 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 125 33 56
NOVOLOG 144 133 34 136
GABAPENTIN 139 131 35 70
DIOVAN 134 121 36 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133 102 37 17
LEVETIRACETAM 133 116 37 139
RAMIPRIL 131 119 39 28
LANTUS 128 117 40 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116 116 41 111
FENOFIBRATE 112 111 42 61
SPIRIVA 111 108 43 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 87 44 18
TRAZODONE HCL 106 96 45 129
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 98 46 45
CYMBALTA 105 92 46 133
JANUVIA 102 99 48 123
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 101 49 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 100 94 50 118
QUINAPRIL HCL 93 92 51 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88 76 52 152
NIASPAN 88 78 52 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 87 54 126
LIDODERM 87 85 54 153
RANITIDINE HCL 86 86 56 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82 82 57 8
GLIPIZIDE 82 82 57 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 77 57 156
SANTYL 81 73 60 159
FINASTERIDE 79 79 61 108
ALLOPURINOL 78 77 62 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 77 62 115
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77 64 64 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 65 166
FAMOTIDINE 72 50 65 73
KLOR-CON M20 71 71 67 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 71 67 40
OLANZAPINE 69 67 69 168
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 66 70 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 66 71 171
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 41 S2 72 140
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 62 73 41
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 59 73 176
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 55 75 180
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 75 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 57 77 86
NYSTATIN 55 49 78 185
NEXIUM 55 52 78 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 51 78 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 54 81 186
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 53 81 141
COMBIVENT 54 47 81 131
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 50 84 189
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.