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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 52

$495K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 52

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older
12% 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

7% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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 379 359 88 1 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 253* 74 2 92
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237 220 58 3 9
LISINOPRIL 226 215 66 4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213 213 55 5 28
OMEPRAZOLE 204 193 52 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 202 197* 75 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197 192* 62 8 4
LOVASTATIN 171 166* 45 9 50
SIMVASTATIN 155 150* 38 10 5
ALPRAZOLAM 152 147* 47 B 11 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 138* 37 12 25
CLOPIDOGREL 140 129 37 13 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 132* 42 14 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 133 128* 31 15 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 120* 51 S3 16 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 112* 32 17 8
ATENOLOL 108 93 26 18 36
METFORMIN HCL 104 99* 31 19 19
TRAMADOL HCL 98 84 30 20 16
NAMENDA 92 92 13 21 6
CARVEDILOL 92 92 24 21 21
TRAZODONE HCL 89 84* 23 23 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86 86 25 24 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 74* 20 25 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 73* 32 26 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 65* 27 27 31
FENTANYL 67 51 12 S2 28 52
LORAZEPAM 64 64 14 B 29 24
ZETIA 63 52 11 30 96
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 63 58* 15 R 30 283
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 61 49 32 234
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 56 51* 22 S3 33 295
ALLOPURINOL 56 56 20 33 43
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 Jan. 22, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.