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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,908Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 53

$778K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 53

396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
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this specialty
in Missouri
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 396 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 396 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 10,696 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
WARFARIN SODIUM 951 690 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476 448 2 1
LISINOPRIL 322 281 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 301 268 4 3
TRAZODONE HCL 301 268 4 16
MIRTAZAPINE 292 289 6 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279 243 S3 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 258 212 8 4
BUSPIRONE HCL 237 191 9 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 222 167 10 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218 210 11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 210 206 12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 195 183 13 13
LEVETIRACETAM 189 136 14 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 173 172 15 53
GABAPENTIN 168 88 16 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159 137 17 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 156 133 18 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149 107 19 31
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 148 148 20 124
ALLOPURINOL 145 113 21 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 131 22 10
METFORMIN HCL 139 112 23 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 139 133 23 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 128 128 25 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 123 26 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 106 27 32
ATENOLOL 114 109 28 27
LANTUS 113 95 29 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 66 30 22
OMEPRAZOLE 110 83 31 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 95 32 20
SERTRALINE HCL 104 96 33 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 102 99 34 5
CLOPIDOGREL 99 98 35 40
BACLOFEN 97 0 36 68
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 91 S2 37 64
RANITIDINE HCL 94 67 38 35
NAPROXEN 90 60 39 129
NEXIUM 89 77 40 52
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 51 41 37
ABILIFY 84 38 42 67
CARVEDILOL 82 72 43 21
CYMBALTA 80 67 44 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 57 45 28
NAMENDA 76 76 46 11
SEROQUEL 75 44 47 77
NOVOLIN R 69 53 48 108
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 59 49 84
EXELON 64 64 49 58
OLANZAPINE 64 49 49 59
FAMOTIDINE 63 63 52 46
AMOXICILLIN 62 57 53 175
RISPERIDONE 62 57 53 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 49 55 23
PLAVIX 61 61 55 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 61 55 47
KLOR-CON M20 60 52 58 69
PREDNISONE 60 60 58 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 32 60 34
DIGOXIN 58 56 61 48
LEXAPRO 55 45 62 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 53 63 63
CRESTOR 52 51 64 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 50 65 29
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 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.