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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 324

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 324

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

16% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 631 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 22,937 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 1,178 992 S3 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,029 878 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,017 901 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 785 712 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 773 644 5 1
LISINOPRIL 741 606 6 3
JANTOVEN 659 659 7 94
WARFARIN SODIUM 628 543 8 10
GABAPENTIN 591 486 9 13
OMEPRAZOLE 504 450 10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 493 411 11 8
SERTRALINE HCL 477 419 12 23
NAMENDA 476 451 13 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 433 385 14 16
LANTUS 427 318 15 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394 341 16 14
TRAMADOL HCL 382 309 17 19
FENTANYL 373 339 S2 18 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 366 348 19 25
MIRTAZAPINE 362 320 20 41
METFORMIN HCL 315 204 21 9
NOVOLOG 286 251 22 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 284 194 23 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 271 220 24 69
RISPERIDONE 265 224 25 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263 243 26 11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 261 180 27 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 249 236 28 136
DIGOXIN 240 209 29 40
CYMBALTA 240 123 29 45
FAMOTIDINE 235 206 31 62
ATENOLOL 200 187 32 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 147 33 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 155 34 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 184 126 35 49
KLOR-CON M20 174 129 36 52
CEPHALEXIN 174 145 36 90
BUMETANIDE 170 162 38 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 170 130 38 84
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165 136 40 12
JANUVIA 160 136 41 83
MELOXICAM 154 137 42 29
CLOPIDOGREL 149 125 43 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 146 93 44 106
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 127 45 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139 123 46 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 138 133 47 80
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 138 87 47 199
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135 102 49 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 102 R 50 51
KLOR-CON M10 131 121 51 117
LIDODERM 131 108 51 110
ALLOPURINOL 131 130 51 27
CARVEDILOL 122 114 54 22
PREDNISONE 120 95 55 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108 76 56 86
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 103 88 57 181
GLIPIZIDE ER 102 101 58 169
BACLOFEN 102 14 58 124
GLIPIZIDE 101 95 60 73
PLAVIX 100 84 61 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 86 62 87
NYSTATIN 97 78 62 165
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97 66 62 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 96 65 15
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 95 81 66 128
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 94 91 67 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 62 68 54
HUMALOG 89 46 69 103
FINASTERIDE 85 73 70 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 53 71 47
TRAZODONE HCL 83 38 71 42
SPIRIVA 79 66 73 70
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78 60 S2 74 89
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 61 74 154
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 74 76 85
DILTIAZEM HCL 77 77 76 217
SEROQUEL 75 70 78 177
HALOPERIDOL 75 60 78 196
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73 62 80 118
LEVETIRACETAM 71 52 81 120
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 69 42 82 175
METOLAZONE 68 57 83 147
SOTALOL 67 67 84 150
OLANZAPINE 67 61 84 121
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 34 S2 86 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 64 86 37
LOVASTATIN 65 41 88 43
BUDESONIDE 65 58 88 327
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 60 R 90 170
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 61 90 65
CELEBREX 63 53 92 96
LYRICA 62 53 93 107
NYSTOP 61 48 94 202
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 60 95 44
VOLTAREN 58 48 96 248
AMIODARONE HCL 56 48 97 151
MINOCYCLINE HCL 56 48 97 284
ACTOS 54 54 99 131
RANITIDINE HCL 53 50 100 58
NEXIUM 53 51 100 33
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 31 100 211
CLOZAPINE 52 0 103 185
SINGULAIR 52 52 103 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 43 105 21
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 Jan. 8, 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.