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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 973

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 973

641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
33% 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 641 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 641 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 11,945 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 804 756 1 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 505 454 2 2
LISINOPRIL 464 416 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 386 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 397 341 5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364 320 6 15
FUROSEMIDE 358 332 7 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 290 8 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 294 268 S3 9 4
METFORMIN HCL 274 221 10 8
CRESTOR 265 199 11 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 256 222 12 19
CARVEDILOL 245 236 13 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 223 214 14 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 195 15 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 200 15 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191 156 17 17
NAMENDA 157 153 18 31
FENOFIBRATE 150 116 19 77
GABAPENTIN 142 125 20 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 120 21 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 138 22 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 132 128 23 10
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 128 120 24 51
TRAMADOL HCL 127 109 25 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121 106 26 13
RANITIDINE HCL 119 113 27 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 114 28 46
ATENOLOL 118 107 28 16
SERTRALINE HCL 113 111 30 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112 93 R 31 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111 90 32 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 81 32 25
DIGOXIN 110 95 34 32
ALLOPURINOL 102 79 35 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 87 36 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96 87 37 9
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 77 37 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 96 95 37 49
CYMBALTA 92 92 40 40
MELOXICAM 89 69 41 23
CLOPIDOGREL 87 74 42 44
FINASTERIDE 84 84 43 90
NEXIUM 83 68 44 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 81 45 62
LIPITOR 79 67 46 139
SPIRIVA 77 65 47 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 74 48 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 57 49 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 61 49 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 66 51 76
AZITHROMYCIN 70 60 52 47
EVISTA 67 67 53 121
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 66 54 80
TRAZODONE HCL 66 55 54 48
DIOVAN 65 65 56 63
JANUVIA 60 60 57 88
PROAIR HFA 60 26 57 54
PREDNISONE 60 50 57 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 58 60 70
PLAVIX 57 49 61 78
SIMVASTATIN 57 54 61 1
FENTANYL 57 56 S2 61 53
RAMIPRIL 57 57 61 114
ZETIA 57 57 61 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 39 66 104
GLIPIZIDE 56 56 66 69
SYMBICORT 55 34 68 163
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 54 69 98
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 51 70 97
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 9, 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.