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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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68,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 53

$5.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 53

1,248 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,248 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 1,248 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 26,342 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

$87 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 31.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
RISPERIDONE 2,160 517 10 1 24
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 1,963 323 R 10 2 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,934 902 3 1
LISINOPRIL 1,903 909 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,632 595 5 4
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,450 426 10 6 33
FUROSEMIDE 1,353 848 7 3
TRAZODONE HCL 1,153 262 8 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,146 487 9 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 1,132 155 10 10 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,104 787 11 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,089 365 12 37
CLOZAPINE 1,067 121 13 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,057 857 14 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,056 440 S3 15 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,041 358 16 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,005 578 17 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 961 539 18 12
NAMENDA 880 743 19 11
OLANZAPINE 879 193 20 59
TRAMADOL HCL 866 406 21 15
LAMOTRIGINE 792 143 22 88
HALOPERIDOL 791 243 10 23 81
MIRTAZAPINE 784 416 24 14
SERTRALINE HCL 759 294 25 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 753 386 26 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 752 372 27 20
ABILIFY 732 116 28 67
RISPERDAL CONSTA 729 60 10 29 106
LANTUS 679 221 30 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 668 303 31 32
GABAPENTIN 615 221 32 17
TOPIRAMATE 576 35 33 98
CYMBALTA 560 198 34 30
CARBAMAZEPINE 557 60 10 35 101
NOVOLOG 547 166 36 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 544 172 37 31
OMEPRAZOLE 527 332 38 9
SEROQUEL 493 144 39 77
RANITIDINE HCL 474 177 40 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 457 246 41 34
LEVETIRACETAM 449 103 42 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 424 126 43 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 409 94 44 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 402 89 45 23
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 373 68 10 46 150
CARVEDILOL 365 190 47 21
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 349 135 48 94
CLONIDINE HCL 336 104 49 65
OXCARBAZEPINE 334 50 50 139
VALPROIC ACID 328 100 10 51 148
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 326 177 52 82
LITHIUM CARBONATE 321 14 53 136
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 320 208 54 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305 171 55 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 289 98 56 61
ATENOLOL 288 121 57 27
SEROQUEL XR 273 48 58 151
INVEGA SUSTENNA 272 0 59 171
FAMOTIDINE 271 116 60 46
MELOXICAM 267 113 61 55
OLANZAPINE ODT 265 48 10 62 157
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 265 57 62 93
FAZACLO 261 35 64 173
PROPRANOLOL HCL 253 20 65 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 252 52 66 91
GEMFIBROZIL 251 31 67 97
CLOPIDOGREL 243 181 68 40
PAROXETINE HCL 240 110 69 85
ZYPREXA 236 51 10 70 181
GLIPIZIDE 235 96 71 45
DIGOXIN 233 179 72 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 231 73 73 74
FINASTERIDE 219 149 74 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 215 115 75 44
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 210 45 10 76 189
BACLOFEN 210 39 76 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 209 121 78 86
NOVOLIN R 208 75 79 108
LACTULOSE 204 40 80 147
FENTANYL 201 181 S2 81 60
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 197 63 R 82 192
PROAIR HFA 197 40 82 76
NAPROXEN 195 44 84 129
PLAVIX 188 134 85 61
SPIRIVA 186 63 86 78
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 181 20 87 199
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180 49 88 28
PREDNISONE 179 87 89 49
LEXAPRO 178 51 90 92
BUPROPION HCL SR 173 67 91 181
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 95 91 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 173 23 R 91 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 172 42 94 56
DIOVAN 171 109 95 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL 171 72 95 149
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 165 47 97 102
LIDODERM 160 88 98 75
HYDROXYZINE HCL 156 41 R 99 128
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 142 100 26
KLOR-CON M20 155 85 100 69
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 151 49 102 99
NEXIUM 150 106 103 52
CEFUROXIME 150 96 103 177
IBUPROFEN 149 24 105 122
NYSTATIN 146 74 106 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 120 107 36
TRAVATAN Z 143 66 108 125
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 141 64 109 143
BUPROPION XL 140 24 110 227
EXELON 139 110 111 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 139 33 111 53
TRANSDERM-SCOP 136 28 10 113 196
PERPHENAZINE 133 12 114 232
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 131 26 115 144
NOVOLIN 70-30 128 35 116 195
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 127 35 117 200
PHENYTOIN 126 60 118 237
LOXAPINE 125 86 119 241
INVEGA 124 0 120 242
GLYBURIDE 124 72 R 120 154
SANTYL 123 56 122 103
LEVOFLOXACIN 122 61 123 84
CEPHALEXIN 121 54 124 112
AMANTADINE 116 16 125 247
PRAZOSIN HCL 115 11 126 248
SINGULAIR 113 13 127 121
VENTOLIN HFA 113 23 127 185
ACTOS 113 28 127 206
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113 53 127 80
ALLOPURINOL 110 80 131 41
PERMETHRIN 109 14 132 208
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 73 132 66
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 108 25 134 252
AZITHROMYCIN 106 52 135 73
HYDROCORTISONE 105 62 136 168
LOVASTATIN 104 58 137 53
LATANOPROST 103 37 138 118
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 16 S2 139 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102 58 139 57
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 101 60 141 145
AMIODARONE HCL 101 87 141 153
NYSTOP 99 58 143 111
FENOFIBRATE 99 0 143 109
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 98 14 R 145 262
LEVEMIR 98 25 145 190
CELEBREX 97 50 147 105
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 96 0 148 263
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 68 148 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95 50 150 120
RISPERIDONE M-TAB 94 22 10 151 264
JANUVIA 92 39 152 87
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 91 62 153 194
VESICARE 90 43 154 146
TIZANIDINE HCL 90 0 154 126
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 89 20 156 204
DICYCLOMINE HCL 84 13 157 223
BUPROPION HCL 84 15 157 184
ZETIA 82 27 159 104
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78 19 S3 160 169
RISPERIDONE ODT 73 34 161 276
NITROFURANTOIN 73 42 161 276
AMOXICILLIN 72 14 163 175
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 30 R 163 278
TOBRAMYCIN 71 50 165 214
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 71 15 165 282
AGGRENOX 71 32 165 243
PRIMIDONE 67 33 168 176
DILANTIN 66 40 169 197
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 44 169 90
LYRICA 65 34 171 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65 60 171 29
MUPIROCIN 65 27 171 171
LABETALOL HCL 64 52 174 197
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 62 0 R 175 290
GEODON 62 0 175 290
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 41 177 170
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 0 177 233
SSD 59 47 179 293
FLUCONAZOLE 57 25 180 212
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 26 180 224
VERAPAMIL ER 56 44 182 250
LIPITOR 56 15 182 180
FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 55 0 184 301
LOPERAMIDE 54 39 185 162
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 54 14 185 244
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 53 0 187 257
DETROL LA 53 20 187 135
NYAMYC 53 22 187 258
CARBAMAZEPINE XR 53 19 187 304
KETOCONAZOLE 53 25 187 188
METOLAZONE 51 40 192 161
PATANOL 51 15 192 216
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 51 0 192 311
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 16 192 113
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 50 28 196 259
CEFTRIAXONE 50 40 196 314
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 Sept. 18, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.