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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 973

$851K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 973

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

10% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,630 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
FUROSEMIDE 745 715 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 650 600 2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 647 636 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 530 506 4 2
CRESTOR 524 422 5 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 502 442 S3 6 4
CARVEDILOL 430 409 7 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 407 371 8 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 390 365 9 36
OMEPRAZOLE 345 309 10 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 318 303 11 19
LISINOPRIL 306 270 12 3
ALLOPURINOL 302 288 13 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275 252 14 15
ZETIA 254 170 15 81
NAMENDA 252 252 16 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 218 203 17 58
TRAZODONE HCL 199 164 18 48
DIGOXIN 181 181 19 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178 173 20 7
METFORMIN HCL 161 121 21 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 144 22 17
FINASTERIDE 149 124 23 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 147 24 11
QUINAPRIL HCL 146 146 25 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 131 26 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141 115 27 9
NIASPAN 139 118 28 132
PREDNISONE 135 133 29 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 123 30 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 31 26
WELCHOL 116 101 32 296
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 97 32 41
SERTRALINE HCL 113 113 34 21
RANITIDINE HCL 111 111 35 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 108 35 S2 36 74
FENTANYL 107 83 S2 37 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 95 38 22
TRAMADOL HCL 97 82 38 18
DIOVAN 96 83 40 63
SINGULAIR 92 65 41 106
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 68 42 95
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90 78 42 13
CELEBREX 80 80 44 91
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74 50 45 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 50 46 37
SOTALOL 73 68 46 178
SPIRIVA 72 72 48 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 28 49 56
GABAPENTIN 69 69 50 12
NEXIUM 67 43 51 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 54 52 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 44 53 14
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 54 54 84
EVISTA 59 50 55 121
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 59 59 55 220
ACTOS 55 32 57 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 47 58 76
PREMARIN 54 54 R 58 116
RAMIPRIL 54 43 58 114
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 53 58 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 42 62 194
MIRTAZAPINE 53 42 62 43
HUMALOG 51 25 64 127
LIPITOR 51 38 64 139
LANTUS 51 39 64 39
CLOPIDOGREL 50 50 67 44
JANUVIA 50 26 67 88
FENOFIBRATE 50 49 67 77
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 8, 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.