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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 973

$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 105 out of 973

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

6% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,322 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 502 429 1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 426 377 2 9
FUROSEMIDE 397 344 3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 386 257 S3 4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 294 278 5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 289 228 6 5
LISINOPRIL 272 197 7 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243 209 8 17
LEVOXYL 240 199 9 181
METFORMIN HCL 209 144 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 173 173 11 7
DIGOXIN 169 162 12 32
GABAPENTIN 156 132 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 101 14 15
NEXIUM 147 43 14 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145 115 16 13
AZITHROMYCIN 144 113 17 47
ATENOLOL 133 130 18 16
ALLOPURINOL 131 105 19 29
PREDNISONE 129 102 20 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 127 96 21 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 120 21 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124 88 23 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 120 108 24 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 115 106 25 14
CLOPIDOGREL 108 93 26 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 99 27 37
TRAMADOL HCL 103 90 28 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 95 29 28
SERTRALINE HCL 99 81 30 21
CARVEDILOL 95 92 31 27
CEPHALEXIN 93 83 32 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 90 33 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90 73 33 198
MELOXICAM 88 63 35 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 58 36 80
LANTUS 86 65 37 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 53 38 36
GLIPIZIDE 70 44 39 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 69 40 71
PLAVIX 67 63 41 78
DIOVAN 66 47 42 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66 51 42 20
SYNTHROID 65 52 44 50
ZETIA 64 43 45 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 39 46 35
CELEBREX 60 45 47 91
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 59 48 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 47 48 57
DILANTIN 59 0 48 240
FENTANYL 57 37 S2 51 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 47 52 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 39 52 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 44 R 54 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 53 R 54 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 39 56 84
CLONIDINE HCL 52 38 56 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 26 58 153
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 41 59 93
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.