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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,683Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 52

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 52

1,056 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
14% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,056 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,056 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
SIMVASTATIN 891 818 180 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 861 791 149 2 1
LISINOPRIL 796 726 149 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 712 639 159 4 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556 495 111 5 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 490 479 74 6 8
TRAMADOL HCL 484 438 95 7 16
FUROSEMIDE 474 461 101 8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418 418 76 9 9
ATENOLOL 401 372 80 10 36
MIRTAZAPINE 394 389* 62 11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 392 376 83 12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 392 387* 57 12 12
NAMENDA 371 366* 40 14 6
METFORMIN HCL 358 309 68 15 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348 313 77 16 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314 253 80 S3 17 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283 255 70 18 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282 262 50 19 29
LOVASTATIN 260 233 54 20 50
ALPRAZOLAM 248 216 55 B 21 32
TRAZODONE HCL 241 241 53 22 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 235 224 44 23 26
GABAPENTIN 234 213 45 24 18
SERTRALINE HCL 223 199 33 25 20
CYMBALTA 222 209 20 26 23
CLOPIDOGREL 221 216* 41 27 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 219 197 44 28 17
RANITIDINE HCL 218 213* 49 29 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 204 190 39 30 122
ZETIA 202 186 28 31 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 197 185 41 32 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 173 37 33 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189 184* 43 33 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 180 175* 33 35 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175 170* 32 36 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 152* 37 37 31
MELOXICAM 151 132 38 38 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150 131 45 39 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 145* 33 39 41
KLOR-CON M10 145 140* 22 41 119
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137 120 24 42 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 128* 22 43 49
ALLOPURINOL 126 126 31 44 43
GLIPIZIDE 123 110 24 45 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 105 30 46 92
LORAZEPAM 108 103* 25 B 47 24
CLONAZEPAM 107 87 17 B 48 61
CARVEDILOL 107 102* 24 48 21
NEXIUM 104 82 16 50 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 98* 16 51 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99 99 24 52 143
CELEBREX 98 93* 18 53 98
GLYBURIDE 94 78 22 R 54 195
SPIRIVA 93 82 16 55 66
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90 90 15 56 54
EXELON 88 88 16 57 57
CRESTOR 84 72 25 58 63
CEPHALEXIN 82 82 42 59 109
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81 48 21 60 216
PAROXETINE HCL 78 78 17 61 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 <11 <11 A 61 27
LANTUS 76 <11 <11 63 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76 76 12 63 130
BYSTOLIC 76 <11 <11 63 172
AZITHROMYCIN 73 68* 61 66 81
PROAIR HFA 73 58 28 66 68
DIGOXIN 73 73 12 66 132
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 <11 <11 69 82
KLOR-CON 10 69 69 19 70 103
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69 69 16 70 226
LEVETIRACETAM 68 <11 <11 72 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 63* 13 72 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 62* 15 R 74 144
DILTIAZEM ER 65 65 17 75 192
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 59* 46 76 87
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 <11 <11 77 114
CARTIA XT 61 <11 <11 78 285
LATANOPROST 61 <11 <11 78 101
ACTONEL 59 <11 <11 80 288
JANTOVEN 59 <11 <11 80 234
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 58 13 82 176
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 53* 15 82 64
PREDNISONE 57 57 17 84 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 57 14 84 56
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 51* 14 86 233
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 51* 11 86 167
FINASTERIDE 56 56 17 86 85
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 50* 39 89 79
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54 49* 17 90 201
SYNTHROID 53 48* 17 91 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 52 16 92 110
XARELTO 51 <11 <11 93 241
VERAPAMIL ER 51 51 12 93 200
FELODIPINE ER 50 <11 <11 95 179
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 Dec. 3, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.