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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,609Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 973

$676K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 973

443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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 443 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 443 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 9,826 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 482 414 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 479 432 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374 329 3 7
LISINOPRIL 359 270 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 315 272 5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 311 291 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 289 234 7 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 274 195 S3 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 259 179 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 223 10 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252 228 11 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 238 183 12 41
TRAMADOL HCL 198 131 13 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 161 14 9
KLOR-CON M20 189 143 15 64
GABAPENTIN 186 144 16 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 177 17 19
NEXIUM 147 122 18 30
SERTRALINE HCL 147 130 18 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 118 20 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 90 21 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123 116 22 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 100 23 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 94 24 15
DIOVAN 110 98 25 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 85 26 37
CYMBALTA 104 58 27 40
ALLOPURINOL 101 100 28 29
LANTUS 100 38 29 39
ATENOLOL 99 96 30 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 74 31 35
CLOPIDOGREL 82 43 32 44
CRESTOR 81 70 33 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 69 33 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 73 35 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 56 36 36
BACLOFEN 76 14 37 123
NOVOLOG 74 32 38 82
RAMIPRIL 72 56 39 114
ETODOLAC 69 56 40 179
MELOXICAM 68 49 41 23
TRAZODONE HCL 68 31 41 48
CARVEDILOL 67 57 43 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 54 44 198
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 62 45 46
NAPROXEN 63 26 46 94
SYNTHROID 63 59 46 50
CLONIDINE HCL 62 54 48 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 43 48 84
KLOR-CON M10 60 60 50 130
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 57 51 28
PREDNISONE 58 50 51 33
QUINAPRIL HCL 58 46 51 158
DIGOXIN 56 40 54 32
MUPIROCIN 56 40 54 151
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 43 56 57
MIRTAZAPINE 54 54 57 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 52 R 58 52
PLAVIX 53 33 58 78
PAROXETINE HCL 52 51 60 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 43 60 26
OLANZAPINE 52 39 60 122
FLUCONAZOLE 51 35 63 161
AZITHROMYCIN 51 36 63 47
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 49 65 155
AVODART 50 41 65 218
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 Sept. 12, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.