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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 29

$450K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 29

415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

4% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 6,415 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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 291 281 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 256 209 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225 185 3 3
LISINOPRIL 219 166 4 1
TORSEMIDE 177 161 5 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170 151 6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169 149 S3 7 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 124 8 27
GABAPENTIN 132 119 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131 113 10 12
RANITIDINE HCL 123 93 11 23
FUROSEMIDE 122 102 12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 109 99 13 9
ATENOLOL 108 60 14 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 107 15 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 102 16 48
CRESTOR 96 96 17 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 76 18 28
FELODIPINE ER 81 75 19 58
TRAMADOL HCL 80 69 20 22
LOVASTATIN 78 70 21 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 66 21 24
SPIRIVA 75 67 23 40
CARVEDILOL 74 66 24 13
NABUMETONE 73 73 25 65
PREDNISONE 72 64 26 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72 53 26 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 65 26 39
PROAIR HFA 71 52 29 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 66 29 16
NAMENDA 68 65 31 35
NEXIUM 67 63 32 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 66 58 33 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 54 34 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 64 34 73
SERTRALINE HCL 65 65 34 17
MELOXICAM 62 39 37 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 43 37 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 53 39 11
MIRTAZAPINE 59 59 40 38
PEN NEEDLE 57 50 41 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 56 41 46
METFORMIN HCL 57 37 41 8
LANTUS 53 38 44 44
FINASTERIDE 52 43 45 90
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 36 46 94
ALLOPURINOL 50 33 46 33
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 March 21, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.