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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 99

$601K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 99

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 4,570 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361 261 1 4
LISINOPRIL 311 198 2 5
ALLOPURINOL 262 238 3 16
CALCITRIOL 241 210 4 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 235 175 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 225 188 6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220 78 S3 7 1
SENSIPAR 200 80 8 50
FUROSEMIDE 171 123 9 7
CALCIUM ACETATE 132 44 10 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 92 11 19
OMEPRAZOLE 113 95 12 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 103 13 15
RENVELA 105 71 14 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91 82 15 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 81 16 22
TRAMADOL HCL 83 73 17 30
BUMETANIDE 82 77 18 45
TORSEMIDE 80 59 19 170
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 73 20 28
PREDNISONE 75 42 21 10
GABAPENTIN 75 40 21 9
CLONIDINE HCL 74 45 23 93
WARFARIN SODIUM 73 58 24 17
CARVEDILOL 67 60 25 21
DIOVAN 66 54 26 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 63 46 27 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 49 28 81
ATENOLOL 55 26 29 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 41 30 11
METOLAZONE 51 38 31 124
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.