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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,248Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 53

$771K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 53

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96%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

14% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 356 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 13,825 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 623 605 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 575 574 2 3
MIRTAZAPINE 443 429 3 14
LISINOPRIL 420 418 4 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 341 341 5 10
NAMENDA 314 314 6 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307 306 7 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 303 276 8 7
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 284 280 10 9 107
SIMVASTATIN 254 254 10 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247 244 11 5
TRAZODONE HCL 244 233 12 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239 234 S3 13 6
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 227 225 14 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 196 194 15 13
SERTRALINE HCL 182 176 16 19
KLOR-CON 10 174 172 17 70
GLIPIZIDE 166 166 18 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 153 149 19 66
FENTANYL 151 151 S2 20 60
TRAMADOL HCL 151 151 20 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149 148 22 37
OMEPRAZOLE 147 147 23 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146 143 24 23
LANTUS 145 134 25 25
EXELON 142 139 26 58
INSULIN SYRINGE 142 141 26 127
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 127 28 32
CARVEDILOL 124 124 29 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 122 30 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120 120 31 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118 103 32 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 108 33 33
GABAPENTIN 111 107 34 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 110 104 35 28
ATENOLOL 110 98 35 27
NAFCILLIN SODIUM 106 106 10 37 256
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104 104 38 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 95 S2 39 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 89 39 20
NOVOLOG 86 80 41 43
LIDODERM 85 85 42 75
CYMBALTA 85 85 42 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 85 42 36
LEVETIRACETAM 83 75 45 51
RANITIDINE HCL 81 75 46 35
AMIODARONE HCL 79 79 47 153
METFORMIN HCL 78 78 48 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 75 49 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 74 50 29
CLOPIDOGREL 73 73 51 40
DIGOXIN 73 72 51 48
PLAVIX 72 72 53 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 71 54 57
PAROXETINE HCL 70 59 55 85
NEXIUM 70 60 55 52
OXYCODONE HCL 70 70 S2 55 132
ALLOPURINOL 63 63 58 41
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 63 63 58 217
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 61 60 99
JANUVIA 61 59 60 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 61 60 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 60 63 22
NYSTOP 57 46 64 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 57 64 91
PREDNISONE 56 56 66 49
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 53 53 S2 67 209
OLANZAPINE 53 53 67 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 51 67 44
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52 52 70 124
TAMIFLU 52 48 70 307
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 52 49 70 163
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. 19, 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.