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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hematology Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 109

$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 109

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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
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this specialty
in Missouri
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,113 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$175 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $382 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 284 238 1 10
GABAPENTIN 231 144 2 12
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 225 172 3 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 183 159 4 13
ANASTROZOLE 163 163 5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 158 101 6 6
LETROZOLE 158 146 6 4
ALLOPURINOL 129 119 8 20
RANITIDINE HCL 127 103 9 30
HYDROXYUREA 114 99 10 7
EVISTA 99 77 11 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 79 12 37
TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 92 88 13 3
DIGOXIN 88 81 14 39
DEXAMETHASONE 83 54 15 8
FUROSEMIDE 82 80 16 17
MISOPROSTOL 78 57 17 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 53 18 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 61 18 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 49 S3 20 2
SIMVASTATIN 72 72 21 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 55 22 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 57 23 33
METFORMIN HCL 64 59 24 46
TRAMADOL HCL 57 32 25 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54 45 26 14
MELOXICAM 50 39 27 57
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. 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.