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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,905Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 973

$591K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 973

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

8% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 448 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 10,432 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

29 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 779 361 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512 434 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 500 421 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 365 337 4 6
LISINOPRIL 362 293 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360 310 6 7
GABAPENTIN 313 266 7 12
MELOXICAM 308 233 8 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306 276 9 9
TRAMADOL HCL 301 161 10 18
OMEPRAZOLE 215 188 11 5
SERTRALINE HCL 211 189 12 21
METFORMIN HCL 211 168 12 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 190 14 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210 161 14 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 195 16 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 192 164 17 14
ATENOLOL 163 145 18 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 96 19 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 153 20 26
MIRTAZAPINE 147 147 21 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 117 22 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 103 23 17
DIGOXIN 102 102 24 32
CLOPIDOGREL 101 88 25 44
LOVASTATIN 96 77 26 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 91 27 28
NAMENDA 80 80 28 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 67 28 80
FENTANYL 79 78 S2 30 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 74 31 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 76 32 19
KLOR-CON M10 76 76 32 130
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 38 R 34 52
KLOR-CON M20 72 63 35 64
NEXIUM 72 39 35 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 21 R 37 42
LANTUS 66 64 37 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 60 39 120
JANTOVEN 64 64 39 113
PREDNISONE 63 59 41 33
COMBIVENT 62 61 42 186
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 54 42 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 53 42 85
CYMBALTA 62 41 42 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 55 46 35
CELEBREX 61 49 46 91
CARVEDILOL 60 49 48 27
JANUVIA 59 44 49 88
GLYBURIDE 59 43 R 49 59
RANITIDINE HCL 57 38 51 45
CHLORZOXAZONE 55 0 R 52 359
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 51 52 60
GEMFIBROZIL 55 24 52 83
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 55 52 115
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 32 56 46
LYRICA 54 36 56 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 53 58 41
PLAVIX 53 48 58 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 45 60 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 48 60 57
NAPROXEN 51 23 62 94
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 16 S2 63 74
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 July 16, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.