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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 53

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 53

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

11% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 518 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 13,522 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 564 468 1 3
LISINOPRIL 512 422 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480 360 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 443 363 S3 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 425 287 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 402 345 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396 359 7 5
NAMENDA 383 370 8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 328 272 9 9
MIRTAZAPINE 324 248 10 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 322 312 11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305 271 12 8
TRAZODONE HCL 249 199 13 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 228 143 14 31
METFORMIN HCL 219 130 15 18
TRAMADOL HCL 211 135 16 15
GABAPENTIN 199 116 17 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193 124 18 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 187 112 19 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 153 20 12
CARVEDILOL 172 166 21 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 142 22 13
LANTUS 165 114 23 25
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 165 165 10 23 107
CYMBALTA 161 108 25 30
GLIPIZIDE 158 116 26 45
RANITIDINE HCL 157 111 27 35
ATENOLOL 155 150 28 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 151 82 R 29 39
SERTRALINE HCL 148 107 30 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139 139 31 47
AZITHROMYCIN 138 94 32 73
CLOPIDOGREL 137 114 33 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 96 34 38
NOVOLIN R 129 88 35 108
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 127 109 36 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 108 37 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 96 38 22
PREDNISONE 117 78 39 49
RISPERIDONE 117 89 39 24
OLANZAPINE 116 68 41 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 96 42 34
NOVOLOG 113 88 43 43
KLOR-CON 10 111 111 44 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 110 76 45 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 87 46 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 80 47 36
DIGOXIN 104 104 48 48
LOVASTATIN 104 96 48 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100 78 S2 50 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 71 51 66
SANTYL 97 51 52 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 51 53 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 95 63 54 83
EXELON 94 94 55 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 79 56 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 79 56 44
LEXAPRO 90 70 58 92
FENTANYL 89 35 S2 59 60
BACLOFEN 88 30 60 68
NYSTOP 87 85 61 111
CARBAMAZEPINE 85 32 62 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 84 62 42
DETROL LA 84 60 64 135
MELOXICAM 82 48 65 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 69 65 61
SEROQUEL 80 61 67 77
ABILIFY 80 47 67 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 72 67 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 79 70 74
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 50 71 102
PLAVIX 75 66 72 61
FAMOTIDINE 73 51 73 46
COMBIVENT 71 45 74 115
LEVETIRACETAM 70 27 75 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 54 76 94
LIDODERM 67 60 77 75
LATANOPROST 67 53 77 118
CLOZAPINE 66 0 79 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 51 80 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60 36 81 63
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 50 82 123
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 47 82 82
CELEBREX 56 50 84 105
LYRICA 56 36 84 114
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 34 84 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 43 87 91
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53 53 88 210
NYSTATIN 53 38 88 89
PRIMIDONE 52 52 90 176
VESICARE 52 35 90 146
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 36 92 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 45 93 29
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 Jan. 20, 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.