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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 52

$966K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 52

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

11% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

38 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 661 595 108 1 4
LISINOPRIL 638 527 104 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 560 501 106 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 513 475 87 4 1
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 509 360 50 10 5 117
WARFARIN SODIUM 475 428 45 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 448 374 73 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 405 316 86 8 11
CARVEDILOL 392 330 65 9 21
NAMENDA 386 364 32 10 6
GABAPENTIN 354 295 50 11 18
CYMBALTA 309 231 21 12 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295 259 86 S3 13 7
TRAMADOL HCL 287 227 63 14 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 273 201 34 A 15 27
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 252 165 23 16 141
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 186 41 17 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 221 167 34 18 64
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219 202 36 19 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 188* 36 20 12
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 187 153 63 21 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184 146 34 22 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 138 28 23 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 179 147 27 24 35
TRAZODONE HCL 178 145 42 25 15
LORAZEPAM 176 129 34 B 26 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 147 41 27 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171 121 41 28 40
LEVETIRACETAM 163 108 28 29 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 162 137 30 30 167
SERTRALINE HCL 157 108 29 31 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153 148* 24 32 30
METFORMIN HCL 144 99 23 33 19
OLANZAPINE 141 87 13 A 34 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 112 22 35 26
CLONIDINE HCL 135 99 27 36 72
RISPERIDONE 131 101 23 A 37 38
ALLOPURINOL 130 125* 22 38 43
NOVOLOG 128 86 18 39 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125 110 27 40 29
SEROQUEL XR 125 <11 <11 A 40 115
OMEPRAZOLE 123 109 32 42 10
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 121 116* 33 43 112
PREDNISONE 120 115* 36 44 55
LANTUS 115 71 15 45 37
METOLAZONE 113 <11 <11 46 196
FENTANYL 111 106* 14 S2 47 52
MIRTAZAPINE 111 106* 28 47 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 78 44 47 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109 55 14 50 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105 105 18 51 54
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 103 <11 <11 52 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 97* 22 53 62
VOLTAREN 102 102 13 53 207
ZETIA 101 <11 <11 55 96
FINASTERIDE 98 <11 <11 56 85
CLOPIDOGREL 97 84 22 57 22
ALPRAZOLAM 92 87* 31 B 58 32
LIDODERM 89 78 26 59 88
LACTULOSE 86 39 14 60 120
CLONIDINE 81 67 14 61 186
FENOFIBRATE* 78 <11 <11 62 93
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 57 20 63 56
OXYCODONE HCL 75 34 26 S2 64 139
TRAVATAN Z 75 61 15 64 136
ENTACAPONE 74 <11 <11 66 267
DIOVAN 71 <11 <11 67 76
GLIPIZIDE 70 <11 <11 68 47
MUPIROCIN* 70 14 12 68 152
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 <11 <11 70 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 53 33 70 87
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 <11 <11 S2 72 127
LATANOPROST 66 66 11 73 101
SPIRIVA 65 65 15 74 66
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 59* 12 75 201
RANITIDINE HCL 64 <11 <11 75 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 56* 43 77 71
LOVASTATIN 60 <11 <11 78 50
DIGOX 60 <11 <11 78 86
IBUPROFEN 58 43 12 80 129
PAROXETINE HCL 58 <11 <11 80 91
SANTYL 57 18 13 82 105
CLONAZEPAM 55 33 13 B 83 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 <11 <11 83 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 <11 <11 85 82
BUPROPION HCL 51 <11 <11 86 239
ABILIFY 51 <11 <11 A 86 53
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 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.