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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,472Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 973

$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 973

299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% 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

5% of this provider’s 299 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 299 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 10,517 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 556 499 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504 460 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400 397 3 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 339 329 4 10
LISINOPRIL 338 301 5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293 274 6 17
CRESTOR 246 226 7 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235 219 8 19
OMEPRAZOLE 233 206 9 5
FUROSEMIDE 205 179 10 6
ALLOPURINOL 192 192 11 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 188 170 12 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 180 177 13 62
AZITHROMYCIN 166 146 14 47
FINASTERIDE 166 166 14 90
METFORMIN HCL 156 140 16 8
TRAMADOL HCL 155 153 17 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152 144 18 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 95 S3 19 4
ATENOLOL 143 128 20 16
GLYBURIDE 141 136 R 21 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 130 22 24
GABAPENTIN 127 127 23 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120 109 24 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 114 25 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114 94 25 13
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 106 106 27 173
RANITIDINE HCL 105 90 28 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 93 29 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 80 30 20
EVISTA 98 98 31 121
DIGOXIN 98 95 31 32
GEMFIBROZIL 97 83 33 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 94 34 36
NAMENDA 92 92 35 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92 84 35 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92 78 35 80
FELODIPINE ER 87 82 38 210
ZETIA 84 81 39 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 82 40 71
SYNTHROID 79 79 41 50
LANTUS 77 77 42 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77 77 42 70
ESTRADIOL 72 64 R 44 100
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 71 45 153
CLOPIDOGREL 70 62 46 44
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 61 46 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 57 48 56
PRAZOSIN HCL 66 57 48 328
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 63 R 50 52
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 59 51 164
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 59 58 52 15
DIOVAN 58 58 53 63
LIPITOR 58 46 53 139
MELOXICAM 57 53 55 23
FAMOTIDINE 57 49 55 61
CEFADROXIL 54 52 57 365
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 53 58 198
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 38 59 85
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.