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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 53

$950K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 53

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

22% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 321 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 16,659 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,111 975 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 680 575 S3 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 601 559 3 1
LISINOPRIL 594 501 4 2
MIRTAZAPINE 593 573 5 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 564 437 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 517 450 7 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 465 388 8 56
SIMVASTATIN 425 327 9 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 400 389 10 10
TRAZODONE HCL 326 274 11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306 261 12 12
NAMENDA 284 275 13 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 268 205 14 79
SERTRALINE HCL 244 190 15 19
LANTUS 234 141 16 25
OMEPRAZOLE 226 141 17 9
TRAMADOL HCL 212 176 18 15
GABAPENTIN 209 161 19 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205 187 20 5
CYMBALTA 183 106 21 30
FAMOTIDINE 178 174 22 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177 151 23 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 175 153 24 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 168 144 25 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 164 121 26 13
ATENOLOL 163 154 27 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 157 153 28 53
RANITIDINE HCL 154 146 29 35
RISPERIDONE 153 148 30 24
CLOPIDOGREL 150 132 31 40
CARVEDILOL 148 132 32 21
FENTANYL 147 145 S2 33 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 146 33 29
METFORMIN HCL 145 88 35 18
NOVOLOG 136 90 36 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 133 131 37 143
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 118 38 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 123 39 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 105 40 31
MELOXICAM 125 109 40 55
TRICOR 119 68 42 206
OLANZAPINE 112 97 43 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 70 44 32
KLOR-CON M20 111 110 44 69
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 110 42 R 46 39
TORSEMIDE 108 97 47 186
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106 96 48 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106 95 S2 48 64
SEROQUEL 105 34 50 77
DIGOXIN 98 88 51 48
CEFUROXIME 97 91 52 177
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95 95 53 99
ALLOPURINOL 91 91 54 41
PLAVIX 91 81 54 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 78 56 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 63 57 61
FINASTERIDE 88 78 58 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 56 58 91
BACLOFEN 87 60 60 68
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 86 86 61 124
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 67 62 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 37 63 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 59 64 28
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 82 33 64 137
LIDODERM 79 79 66 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 79 62 66 83
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78 76 68 80
SPIRIVA 78 62 68 78
ABILIFY 78 55 68 67
NIASPAN 78 28 68 166
MORPHINE SULFATE 78 64 S2 68 272
GLIPIZIDE 76 69 73 45
EXELON 74 74 74 58
LEVETIRACETAM 74 74 74 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 62 74 44
LAMOTRIGINE 74 27 74 88
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71 44 78 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 61 78 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 69 80 20
LEXAPRO 69 54 80 92
LOVASTATIN 67 37 82 53
PREDNISONE 66 46 83 49
CEPHALEXIN 65 62 84 112
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 55 85 102
OXYCONTIN 62 52 S2 86 141
DETROL LA 61 16 87 135
CLONIDINE HCL 60 42 88 65
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 59 39 89 163
KLOR-CON 10 59 58 89 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 49 91 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 48 91 74
KLOR-CON M10 58 58 91 130
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 55 94 86
FENOFIBRATE 56 46 94 109
COMBIVENT 55 51 96 115
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 55 54 96 237
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 45 S2 98 174
CELEBREX 51 49 99 105
AMIODARONE HCL 51 51 99 153
NYAMYC 50 48 101 258
CLOZAPINE 50 0 101 72
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 30 101 144
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 18, 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.