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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 16

$834K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 16

314 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

18% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 314 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 21%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,793 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 37.


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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 788 710 1 2
LISINOPRIL 765 674 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 590 542 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 577 533 S3 4 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 405 345 5 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 380 340 6 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 379 349 7 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374 336 8 10
SIMVASTATIN 308 302 9 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 303 288 10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 301 277 11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273 248 12 7
CARVEDILOL 272 248 13 18
NAMENDA 270 263 14 14
NOVOLIN 70-30 253 199 15 111
GABAPENTIN 239 188 16 12
METFORMIN HCL 222 180 17 15
OMEPRAZOLE 215 190 18 8
RANITIDINE HCL 185 167 19 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 176 176 20 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 166 139 21 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 164 22 24
MIRTAZAPINE 160 154 23 13
TRAMADOL HCL 155 126 24 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 135 25 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 143 132 26 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 133 27 35
CLOPIDOGREL 131 122 28 28
ATENOLOL 128 116 29 26
RISPERIDONE 127 100 30 43
SERTRALINE HCL 126 72 31 21
NEXIUM 112 112 32 47
FENTANYL 109 109 S2 33 30
BACLOFEN 104 37 34 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104 89 34 27
TRAZODONE HCL 98 98 36 20
SPIRIVA 97 97 37 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 86 38 53
LEVETIRACETAM 93 76 39 67
SEROQUEL 88 85 40 68
GLIPIZIDE 86 74 41 49
ONDANSETRON HCL 84 61 42 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 75 43 61
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80 79 44 70
DIOVAN 80 68 44 60
AZITHROMYCIN 80 74 44 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 55 47 99
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 73 47 55
DILANTIN 78 42 49 152
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 78 49 29
KLOR-CON M10 77 74 51 155
PREDNISONE 74 73 52 42
PLAVIX 73 69 53 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 66 54 45
AGGRENOX 70 65 55 104
TAMIFLU 70 64 55 147
LANTUS 67 55 57 23
CLONIDINE HCL 66 63 58 41
OXYCODONE HCL 65 40 S2 59 107
SPS 65 59 59 194
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 55 59 57
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 62 R 62 122
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 52 63 63
LEXAPRO 61 55 63 72
EXELON 60 60 65 76
KLOR-CON M20 60 45 65 85
CYMBALTA 58 58 67 37
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 57 57 68 205
OLANZAPINE 57 57 68 74
JANUVIA 56 38 70 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 53 70 82
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 56 70 128
TOPIRAMATE 56 30 70 166
SUCRALFATE 55 43 74 208
NYSTOP 55 36 74 66
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 33 76 125
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52 46 77 214
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 77 81
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 Feb. 22, 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.