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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,690Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 53

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 53

732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 732 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 732 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 23,925 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 1,379 1,286 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,038 870 2 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 970 945 3 10
SIMVASTATIN 911 753 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 863 750 5 1
NAMENDA 861 822 6 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 801 751 7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 675 617 S3 8 6
OMEPRAZOLE 572 491 9 9
FAMOTIDINE 563 494 10 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 526 452 11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 498 476 12 12
TRAMADOL HCL 463 391 13 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 446 391 14 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 367 306 15 13
MIRTAZAPINE 343 342 16 14
LANTUS 334 247 17 25
GABAPENTIN 313 273 18 17
KLOR-CON M20 308 283 19 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 297 257 20 34
SERTRALINE HCL 283 239 21 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 276 247 22 31
METFORMIN HCL 268 191 23 18
TRAZODONE HCL 259 211 24 16
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 251 219 25 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247 232 26 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 231 201 27 42
DIGOXIN 223 220 28 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 221 209 29 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 218 184 30 32
RISPERIDONE 210 126 31 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209 179 32 44
PLAVIX 204 186 33 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 193 164 34 33
ATENOLOL 188 172 35 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 168 36 29
ABILIFY 186 119 37 67
EXELON 182 177 38 58
CARVEDILOL 181 158 39 21
NOVOLOG 177 123 40 43
LEXAPRO 169 157 41 92
OLANZAPINE 165 117 42 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 134 43 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 155 127 44 37
SPIRIVA 153 113 45 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 152 129 46 57
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 149 137 47 53
CYMBALTA 140 125 48 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 120 48 38
ALLOPURINOL 139 139 50 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 136 47 R 51 39
KLOR-CON M10 135 132 52 130
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 134 116 53 90
FENTANYL 133 130 S2 54 60
CLOPIDOGREL 132 121 55 40
KLOR-CON 10 131 123 56 70
PREDNISONE 120 98 57 49
SEROQUEL 117 94 58 77
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 117 100 58 99
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 102 60 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 113 95 61 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 106 62 36
SANTYL 110 104 63 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108 100 64 66
NYSTOP 107 96 65 111
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 102 83 66 63
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 101 100 67 124
FINASTERIDE 101 88 67 100
GLIPIZIDE 93 75 69 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 82 70 86
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 60 71 119
RANITIDINE HCL 84 79 71 35
SODIUM CHLORIDE 82 64 73 269
CLONIDINE HCL 81 51 74 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 72 S2 75 64
NYSTATIN 80 74 75 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 58 77 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 73 78 23
HUMALOG 77 62 78 183
HALOPERIDOL 76 35 80 81
LEVETIRACETAM 76 47 80 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 42 82 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 67 83 56
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 58 83 133
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74 62 83 26
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 70 86 102
DIOVAN 68 68 87 71
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 67 63 88 123
CLOZAPINE 67 31 88 72
SINGULAIR 65 62 90 121
PAROXETINE HCL 62 51 91 85
AZITHROMYCIN 61 57 92 73
LYRICA 60 49 93 114
PROAIR HFA 60 44 93 76
MUPIROCIN 59 56 95 171
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 51 95 82
TRAVATAN Z 57 57 97 125
LATANOPROST 57 47 97 118
LIDODERM 56 49 99 75
BACLOFEN 56 33 99 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 50 101 120
FENOFIBRATE 52 48 102 109
NIASPAN 52 29 102 166
LOPERAMIDE 51 38 104 162
NITROSTAT 50 48 105 202
COMBIVENT 50 46 105 115
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 44 105 84
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. 21, 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.