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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 131

$2.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 131

924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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 924 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 924 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 7,440 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

51% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 58%.

Prescription Price

$259 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $189 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
PREDNISONE 1,038 830 1 3
QVAR 576 430 10 2 29
PROAIR HFA 544 409 3 4
ADVAIR DISKUS 481 389 4 2
SYMBICORT 436 333 5 5
FLOVENT HFA 431 389 10 6 45
FUROSEMIDE 387 353 7 8
VENTOLIN HFA 298 211 8 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 270 199 9 28
SINGULAIR 265 198 10 6
OMEPRAZOLE 259 206 11 12
SPIRIVA 257 214 12 1
LEVOFLOXACIN 197 151 13 30
COMBIVENT 172 111 14 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167 123 15 11
AZITHROMYCIN 162 144 16 7
LETAIRIS 148 141 17 60
XOPENEX HFA 139 100 18 70
RANITIDINE HCL 138 132 19 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 127 19 33
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 130 103 21 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 87 22 16
KLOR-CON 10 123 108 23 68
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 109 78 24 89
ZAFIRLUKAST 108 79 25 112
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103 94 26 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98 79 S3 27 21
ACETAZOLAMIDE 97 65 28 86
REVATIO 89 55 29 85
ASMANEX 85 85 30 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 34 31 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 35 31 93
TRACLEER 51 51 33 46
NYSTATIN 51 40 33 158
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 Feb. 4, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.