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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 16

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 16

555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

18% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 555 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 24,709 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,167 1,036 S3 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,090 1,008 2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 938 931 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 923 853 4 1
RANITIDINE HCL 867 766 5 17
LISINOPRIL 854 791 6 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 832 796 7 22
OMEPRAZOLE 791 727 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 646 594 9 5
MIRTAZAPINE 638 608 10 13
NAMENDA 558 558 11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 482 453 12 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468 455 13 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 467 467 14 11
CARVEDILOL 413 369 15 18
LANTUS 350 306 16 23
FENTANYL 321 317 S2 17 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306 280 18 10
BUMETANIDE 305 292 19 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 260 239 20 31
LEXAPRO 254 249 21 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 238 212 22 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 237 224 23 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231 231 24 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231 230 24 32
CLOPIDOGREL 219 194 26 28
GLIPIZIDE 211 178 27 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 209 194 28 29
NEXIUM 207 191 29 47
METFORMIN HCL 197 123 30 15
ATENOLOL 194 181 31 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 187 153 32 45
GABAPENTIN 183 160 33 12
CYMBALTA 178 175 34 37
NYSTOP 165 156 35 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165 139 35 27
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 158 138 37 76
DIOVAN 153 129 38 60
DIGOXIN 150 150 39 48
TRAZODONE HCL 148 111 40 20
OXYCODONE HCL 147 118 S2 41 107
COUMADIN 146 132 42 141
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 137 99 43 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 136 116 44 16
PREDNISONE 134 114 45 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 123 46 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 126 47 76
CEFUROXIME 130 120 48 153
PLAVIX 127 115 49 46
VESICARE 127 127 49 115
ALLOPURINOL 123 116 51 50
LIDODERM 117 104 52 59
MORPHINE SULFATE 117 76 S2 52 102
OXYCONTIN 115 107 S2 54 136
SERTRALINE HCL 114 102 55 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 109 56 53
CLONIDINE HCL 112 107 57 41
KLOR-CON M20 111 88 58 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 110 59 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 109 96 60 55
FINASTERIDE 109 97 60 73
NOVOLOG 108 73 62 65
HUMALOG 107 104 63 170
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 104 56 64 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 92 65 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 94 S2 65 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 87 67 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 74 68 44
TRAMADOL HCL 89 89 69 19
CEFTRIAXONE 89 85 69 140
PRENATAL PLUS 88 88 71 145
BACLOFEN 81 32 72 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 59 73 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 76 74 25
CEPHALEXIN 77 70 74 96
LOVASTATIN 76 76 76 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 66 76 119
GLIPIZIDE ER 75 65 78 127
PAROXETINE HCL 73 24 79 75
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 71 61 80 133
KETOCONAZOLE 70 58 81 188
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 62 82 87
RISPERIDONE 69 67 82 43
NOVOLIN R 69 62 82 91
AZITHROMYCIN 68 51 85 83
LIDOCAINE HCL 67 65 86 192
TAMIFLU 66 59 87 147
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 66 87 63
LATANOPROST 64 64 89 131
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 51 S2 89 69
LEVETIRACETAM 64 64 89 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 63 92 56
ONDANSETRON HCL 62 62 93 141
AMIODARONE HCL 62 62 93 128
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 62 58 93 108
METRONIDAZOLE 62 60 93 159
SPIRIVA 61 61 97 58
SEROQUEL 61 57 97 68
LIPITOR 60 55 99 168
LYRICA 58 48 100 110
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 54 100 150
AGGRENOX 57 57 102 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 48 102 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 46 102 99
NYSTATIN 57 51 102 123
BYSTOLIC 56 43 106 135
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 56 106 128
DILTIAZEM HCL 55 55 108 163
ENABLEX 54 54 109 138
GLYBURIDE 54 54 R 109 109
DILANTIN 53 28 111 152
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 52 19 R 112 214
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 40 112 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 13 114 117
PATANOL 50 50 114 222
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 June 4, 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.