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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,570Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 52

$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 52

440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 440 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399 354 82 1 1
LISINOPRIL 336 291 84 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333 307 82 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 328 287 68 4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299 254 67 5 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271 210 58 6 28
OMEPRAZOLE 246 198 73 7 10
GABAPENTIN 197 166 52 8 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189 184* 41 9 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178 155 33 S3 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 164 139 47 11 19
ALLOPURINOL 158 144 29 12 43
MELOXICAM 141 107 42 13 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115 96 28 14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114 114 23 15 11
FUROSEMIDE 109 93 29 16 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 104 22 17 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 104 99* 23 17 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 98* 28 19 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 100 95* 19 20 8
CARVEDILOL 98 98 23 21 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 46 20 22 25
TRAMADOL HCL 81 70 24 23 16
ALPRAZOLAM 80 75* 21 B 24 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 69* 31 25 123
PAROXETINE HCL 71 50 17 26 91
TEMAZEPAM 69 64* 14 B 27 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 64* 34 27 40
RANITIDINE HCL 65 52 23 29 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 59* 19 30 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 57* 13 31 26
PROAIR HFA 60 49 29 32 68
NEXIUM 60 <11 <11 32 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 42 20 32 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 54* 15 35 34
LOVASTATIN 57 57 13 36 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 52* 11 36 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57 57 11 36 130
ETODOLAC 56 51* 29 39 226
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 15 40 145
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 <11 <11 40 107
ZETIA 51 <11 <11 42 96
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 46* 23 42 70
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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. 14, 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.