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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 53

$925K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 53

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

13% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 395 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 13,153 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $61 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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 735 666 1 5
LISINOPRIL 725 576 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 651 548 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 550 469 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 498 410 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 404 298 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 401 324 7 12
CARVEDILOL 388 331 8 21
GABAPENTIN 337 271 9 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 331 280 S3 10 6
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 311 222 11 152
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 217 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 176 13 13
TRAZODONE HCL 234 168 14 16
NOVOLOG 233 168 15 43
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 209 150 16 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 208 195 17 10
NAMENDA 206 194 18 11
RISPERIDONE 204 136 19 24
TRAMADOL HCL 200 144 20 15
LANTUS 194 139 21 25
LACTULOSE 185 91 22 147
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184 126 23 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176 137 24 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176 134 24 32
LEVETIRACETAM 173 126 26 51
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 162 131 27 53
SERTRALINE HCL 162 97 27 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 160 29 29 63
CYMBALTA 159 126 30 30
MIRTAZAPINE 155 135 31 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 104 32 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146 123 33 22
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 143 141 34 99
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 143 87 34 178
METFORMIN HCL 135 73 36 18
FENTANYL 124 124 S2 37 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120 103 38 158
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115 91 39 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 69 40 56
OLANZAPINE 107 53 41 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106 102 42 28
ALLOPURINOL 106 105 42 41
OMEPRAZOLE 102 87 44 9
RANITIDINE HCL 98 55 45 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 91 46 31
CLONIDINE HCL 89 58 47 65
SEROQUEL XR 89 31 47 151
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86 84 49 57
OXYCODONE HCL 84 33 S2 50 132
CHLORTHALIDONE 76 58 51 273
ATENOLOL 75 63 52 27
SEROQUEL 72 58 53 77
KLOR-CON M20 72 29 53 69
PREDNISONE 72 56 53 49
PAROXETINE HCL 67 67 56 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 41 56 44
ZETIA 66 21 58 104
GLIPIZIDE 66 44 58 45
DIGOXIN 64 40 60 48
SINGULAIR 63 37 61 121
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 39 S2 62 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 50 62 29
CLOPIDOGREL 61 54 64 40
TORSEMIDE 60 42 65 186
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 45 66 86
LOVASTATIN 56 56 67 53
FENOFIBRATE 56 21 67 109
LIDODERM 56 49 67 75
SANTYL 55 53 70 103
TRICOR 53 33 71 206
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 0 R 71 39
METOLAZONE 53 26 71 161
CLONIDINE 53 53 71 237
ABILIFY 52 31 75 67
CLOZAPINE 51 0 76 72
LATANOPROST 51 51 76 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 32 78 102
TRAVATAN Z 50 38 78 125
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, 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.