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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,536Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 973

$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 973

405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 405 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 405 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 11,498 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
SIMVASTATIN 636 533 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 539 401 2 5
METFORMIN HCL 469 341 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 423 369 4 2
LISINOPRIL 423 381 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356 310 6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324 253 S3 7 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 318 252 8 19
FUROSEMIDE 313 277 9 6
CARVEDILOL 288 273 10 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 276 265 11 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259 229 12 9
GABAPENTIN 238 172 13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 206 14 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207 142 15 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202 176 16 15
CRESTOR 198 140 17 34
SERTRALINE HCL 187 143 18 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 153 19 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182 133 20 13
TRAMADOL HCL 174 142 21 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 165 93 22 135
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 130 23 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 151 125 24 14
JANUVIA 149 97 25 88
NEXIUM 136 103 26 30
CYMBALTA 131 71 27 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 72 28 25
LANTUS 111 83 29 39
SPIRIVA 110 87 30 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 102 31 46
ATENOLOL 98 97 32 16
OXYCODONE HCL 95 36 S2 33 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94 69 34 104
DILTIAZEM ER 92 92 35 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 76 36 37
GLIPIZIDE 89 75 37 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89 33 37 99
FAMOTIDINE 88 62 39 61
SINGULAIR 87 65 40 106
MELOXICAM 85 78 41 23
PREDNISONE 85 80 41 33
CELEBREX 85 59 41 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 84 70 44 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 45 R 44 42
LIPITOR 83 72 46 139
CLOPIDOGREL 83 61 46 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 58 48 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 81 81 49 167
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 50 142
PAROXETINE HCL 77 75 50 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 59 52 35
ALLOPURINOL 73 73 52 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 60 54 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 72 54 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 72 54 26
TRAZODONE HCL 67 46 57 48
PROAIR HFA 64 26 58 54
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 62 58 71
DIGOXIN 63 63 60 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 62 61 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 58 61 70
RISPERIDONE 60 52 63 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 60 63 36
DETROL LA 58 41 65 136
FINASTERIDE 56 56 66 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 34 R 67 52
MIRTAZAPINE 54 54 68 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 44 68 49
LOVASTATIN 54 43 68 38
NOVOLOG 53 50 71 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 53 71 192
CARISOPRODOL 52 0 R 73 107
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 39 74 93
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 31 75 56
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.