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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,019Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 973

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 973

413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

10% of this provider’s 413 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 413 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 8,781 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 605 416 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 450 300 S3 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443 323 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 437 340 4 6
LISINOPRIL 436 317 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 402 316 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 252 7 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 258 153 8 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 221 9 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 166 10 11
GABAPENTIN 227 160 11 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212 163 12 13
OMEPRAZOLE 209 116 13 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 178 134 14 157
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 115 15 19
CARVEDILOL 165 108 16 27
METFORMIN HCL 162 78 17 8
NAMENDA 160 160 18 31
NOVOLOG 154 103 19 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 148 128 20 26
LANTUS 144 100 21 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143 85 22 35
RANITIDINE HCL 141 71 23 45
TRAMADOL HCL 137 90 24 18
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 111 25 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 130 81 26 41
ALLOPURINOL 121 110 27 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117 101 28 17
ATENOLOL 115 85 29 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 77 30 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 71 30 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 70 32 25
CRESTOR 102 62 33 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99 50 34 55
CLONIDINE HCL 99 62 34 67
GLYBURIDE 99 77 R 34 59
RISPERIDONE 94 82 37 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 31 38 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 46 39 68
VERAPAMIL ER 86 71 40 111
CYMBALTA 83 58 41 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 49 42 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 54 R 43 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 56 43 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 43 45 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 63 46 14
DIOVAN 73 48 47 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 39 48 85
LOVASTATIN 71 34 48 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 41 50 84
FAMOTIDINE 67 57 51 61
DIGOXIN 66 58 52 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 42 52 141
PREDNISONE 65 46 54 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65 39 54 96
PROAIR HFA 64 30 56 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 35 56 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64 48 56 15
SPIRIVA 63 25 59 73
CLOPIDOGREL 61 39 60 44
LYRICA 58 0 61 118
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58 40 61 164
TRAZODONE HCL 57 29 63 48
PEN NEEDLE 53 36 64 171
FENTANYL 53 47 S2 64 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 26 R 66 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 16 66 99
HUMALOG 50 35 68 127
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.