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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 973

$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 123 out of 973

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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 Kansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,352 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 Kansas
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 421 394 1 9
FUROSEMIDE 397 368 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 382 375 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357 318 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325 307 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 291 255 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273 246 7 13
GABAPENTIN 245 208 8 12
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 229 225 9 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 224 196 10 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203 171 S3 11 4
ATENOLOL 191 188 12 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 185 13 28
CARVEDILOL 180 171 14 27
METFORMIN HCL 176 157 15 8
FINASTERIDE 172 170 16 90
CEPHALEXIN 168 152 17 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 167 154 18 14
ALLOPURINOL 167 157 18 29
LISINOPRIL 152 150 20 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 150 20 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149 131 22 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148 127 23 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 144 24 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 124 93 25 56
TRAMADOL HCL 124 105 25 18
GEMFIBROZIL 123 114 27 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 120 28 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 113 101 29 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98 98 30 87
FENTANYL 97 56 S2 31 53
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 97 93 31 253
PREDNISONE 97 88 31 33
FENOFIBRATE 95 95 34 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 82 35 10
CLOPIDOGREL 90 87 36 44
LANTUS 88 86 37 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 76 38 85
AZITHROMYCIN 81 67 39 47
ESTRADIOL 77 77 R 40 100
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 55 41 120
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 67 41 46
PAROXETINE HCL 69 57 43 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 62 44 57
PLAVIX 68 67 44 78
VERAPAMIL ER 68 67 44 111
LOVASTATIN 67 67 47 38
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 65 48 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 48 71
SYNTHROID 64 59 50 50
DIGOXIN 62 54 51 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 60 52 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 51 53 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 39 R 53 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 49 55 160
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 45 56 37
SERTRALINE HCL 54 44 57 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 52 58 36
DIOVAN 53 41 58 63
ETODOLAC 51 51 60 179
TRICOR 50 50 61 143
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 March 12, 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.