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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,529Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 53

$2.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 53

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

16% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 482 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 21,627 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

63 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,040 779 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 946 714 2 3
CRESTOR 835 744 3 50
NEXIUM 639 510 4 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 605 464 5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 582 311 S3 6 6
LISINOPRIL 570 429 7 2
TRAMADOL HCL 506 322 8 15
DIOVAN 433 386 9 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424 318 10 8
BYSTOLIC 403 365 11 134
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 398 300 12 34
OMEPRAZOLE 380 284 13 9
COUMADIN 372 355 14 117
SIMVASTATIN 368 242 15 4
JANUVIA 366 271 16 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331 236 17 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321 264 18 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 304 93 S2 19 64
METFORMIN HCL 297 181 20 18
LOVAZA 287 271 21 164
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 268 227 22 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262 157 23 23
NAMENDA 251 251 24 11
PROAIR HFA 251 91 24 76
PEN NEEDLE 238 141 26 159
CLONIDINE HCL 233 171 27 65
ALLOPURINOL 230 177 28 41
RANITIDINE HCL 229 132 29 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225 199 30 1
MIRTAZAPINE 220 188 31 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 217 179 32 32
LYRICA 215 150 33 114
GABAPENTIN 214 155 34 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214 195 34 29
CELEBREX 210 147 36 105
SPIRONOLACTONE 202 155 37 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 200 200 38 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198 165 39 31
BACLOFEN 193 59 40 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 192 124 41 7
PLAVIX 192 168 41 61
CYMBALTA 192 141 41 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 188 130 44 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 80 44 13
GLIPIZIDE XL 188 149 44 140
TRAZODONE HCL 182 123 47 16
CARVEDILOL 180 115 48 21
VOLTAREN 177 148 49 204
LIDODERM 176 158 50 75
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 23 S2 51 142
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 171 132 52 102
JANUMET 167 152 53 210
SYNTHROID 167 162 53 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 165 80 55 61
CLOPIDOGREL 165 127 55 40
OXYCONTIN 164 16 S2 57 141
KETOCONAZOLE 160 88 58 188
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 154 62 R 59 110
COMBIVENT 154 121 59 115
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 124 61 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142 77 62 158
FAMOTIDINE 142 83 62 46
COLCRYS 141 103 64 224
LANTUS 139 109 65 25
IBUPROFEN 138 57 66 122
LOVASTATIN 131 116 67 53
INSULIN SYRINGE 131 76 67 127
NITROSTAT 128 105 69 202
DIOVAN HCT 128 109 69 233
EXELON 128 128 69 58
LEVETIRACETAM 127 42 72 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 85 72 26
MECLIZINE HCL 125 125 74 191
DETROL LA 123 105 75 135
DIGOXIN 123 114 75 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 46 75 38
AVODART 119 119 78 245
TIZANIDINE HCL 117 35 79 126
SERTRALINE HCL 116 74 80 19
ALCOHOL SWABS 115 105 81 248
PREDNISONE 111 80 82 49
AZITHROMYCIN 111 69 82 73
MEGESTROL ACETATE 110 89 R 84 186
METFORMIN HCL ER 109 71 85 251
LEXAPRO 104 93 86 92
AMITIZA 101 68 87 259
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99 56 88 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 70 88 36
SPIRIVA 96 59 90 78
GEMFIBROZIL 94 45 91 97
HYDROXYZINE HCL 94 34 R 91 128
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94 49 91 94
ATENOLOL 92 88 94 27
METOLAZONE 90 61 95 161
GLIPIZIDE 87 46 96 45
RISPERIDONE 86 39 97 24
SYMBICORT 85 71 98 228
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 54 98 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 60 R 98 156
NYSTOP 85 44 98 111
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 80 102 224
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 84 67 102 116
NASONEX 84 65 102 267
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80 42 105 80
FINASTERIDE 80 80 105 100
NAPROXEN 80 38 105 129
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 66 105 138
OXYCODONE HCL 79 20 S2 109 132
FENTANYL 79 47 S2 109 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 50 111 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 46 112 66
NOVOLOG 73 54 113 43
CLONIDINE 73 56 113 237
BONIVA 72 72 115 278
SOLARAZE 71 71 116 282
COREG CR 70 60 117 284
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 37 S3 118 169
SINGULAIR 69 36 118 121
DEXILANT 69 69 118 237
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 68 66 121 286
KLOR-CON 10 65 52 122 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 65 122 113
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 64 47 124 235
MELOXICAM 64 35 124 55
BUPROPION HCL SR 63 32 126 181
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 55 126 202
TOPIRAMATE 63 19 126 98
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 35 129 37
LIPITOR 62 46 129 180
PENTOXIFYLLINE 60 49 131 235
ACTOS 59 49 132 206
LATANOPROST 58 51 133 118
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 58 25 133 163
ENABLEX 56 54 135 299
LOPERAMIDE 55 28 136 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 39 137 90
NYSTATIN 54 23 137 89
ZETIA 53 53 139 104
VICTOZA 2-PAK 52 37 140 307
GLYBURIDE 52 40 R 140 154
TOPROL XL 51 51 142 311
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 41 142 178
DILTIAZEM ER 50 31 144 166
LUNESTA 50 28 144 261
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 15 144 152
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 Aug. 16, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.