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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,011Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 973

$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 973

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

6% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,630 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
OMEPRAZOLE 529 384 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506 368 2 2
LISINOPRIL 493 396 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 445 375 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 360 343 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 345 299 6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 341 337 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334 296 8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323 313 9 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 300 210 10 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 291 213 S3 11 4
GABAPENTIN 236 188 12 12
ATENOLOL 214 152 13 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170 144 14 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158 153 15 19
SERTRALINE HCL 155 113 16 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153 115 17 15
DIGOXIN 147 139 18 32
CARVEDILOL 143 143 19 27
MELOXICAM 143 104 19 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 138 113 21 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 135 22 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135 84 22 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 74 R 24 42
ALLOPURINOL 130 104 25 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 98 25 11
RANITIDINE HCL 129 52 27 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128 105 28 24
RISPERIDONE 117 67 29 65
CLOPIDOGREL 117 101 29 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109 62 31 35
TRAMADOL HCL 103 75 32 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 101 52 33 93
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 99 87 34 71
NAPROXEN 98 50 35 94
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 63 R 36 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76 76 37 80
NEXIUM 73 34 38 30
SYNTHROID 71 68 39 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 71 39 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 71 57 39 26
PREDNISONE 70 59 42 33
DETROL LA 70 22 42 136
MIRTAZAPINE 70 58 42 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 69 39 45 166
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69 61 45 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 55 45 20
JANUVIA 69 58 45 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 47 49 56
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 16 S2 49 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68 58 49 125
PLAVIX 68 53 49 78
DIOVAN HCT 67 67 53 145
GLIPIZIDE 66 53 54 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66 66 54 28
EVISTA 66 62 54 121
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 52 57 97
TRAZODONE HCL 62 44 58 48
FINASTERIDE 61 61 59 90
KLOR-CON M20 59 40 60 64
PREMARIN 59 41 R 60 116
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59 27 60 86
BACLOFEN 57 32 63 123
SINGULAIR 56 21 64 106
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 35 65 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 19 65 36
RAMIPRIL 54 51 67 114
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 31 67 60
ETODOLAC 54 40 67 179
BUMETANIDE 53 32 70 103
METHOCARBAMOL 53 13 R 70 202
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 28 72 58
TRICOR 52 26 72 143
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 51 74 167
FAMOTIDINE 51 28 74 61
LANTUS 50 42 76 39
GEMFIBROZIL 50 38 76 83
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 Feb. 11, 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.