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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,833Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 973

$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 973

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

4% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 534 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 12,293 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

$48 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,070 590 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 798 671 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 649 496 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602 533 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 517 433 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 495 394 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 459 356 7 6
GABAPENTIN 434 281 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427 369 9 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 361 319 10 19
TRAMADOL HCL 323 231 11 18
ATENOLOL 292 217 12 16
AZITHROMYCIN 283 149 13 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 213 14 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233 178 15 20
METFORMIN HCL 206 152 16 8
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 199 81 R 17 42
AMOXICILLIN 193 130 18 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 190 143 19 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186 175 20 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 151 21 10
DOXEPIN HCL 167 101 22 247
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154 149 23 13
NEXIUM 151 88 24 30
CARVEDILOL 151 131 24 27
FAMOTIDINE 146 104 26 61
MIRTAZAPINE 141 131 27 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 120 28 17
LANTUS 129 112 29 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 96 30 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 112 31 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 125 112 31 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 84 33 57
SERTRALINE HCL 109 101 33 21
CLONIDINE HCL 106 78 35 67
PAROXETINE HCL 106 79 35 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 76 37 36
TERAZOSIN HCL 96 72 38 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 73 39 84
CRESTOR 86 74 40 34
PREDNISONE 85 55 41 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85 46 41 97
KETOCONAZOLE 83 41 43 219
CLOPIDOGREL 82 78 44 44
ALLOPURINOL 81 74 45 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 55 46 60
SYMBICORT 74 55 47 163
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 71 39 48 160
CYMBALTA 71 35 48 40
CEPHALEXIN 69 54 50 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 26 51 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 66 57 52 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 44 52 25
MELOXICAM 64 52 54 23
PROAIR HFA 64 24 54 54
HYDROCORTISONE 64 37 54 221
LEVETIRACETAM 61 38 57 162
ACTOS 61 54 57 119
TRAZODONE HCL 60 32 59 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 38 60 120
LOVASTATIN 58 50 61 38
DIGOXIN 58 50 61 32
NAMENDA 57 57 63 31
COMBIVENT 56 27 64 186
SPIRIVA 56 33 64 73
FLUCONAZOLE 55 25 66 161
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 44 67 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 33 67 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 45 69 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 28 69 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 39 R 71 52
VERAPAMIL ER 52 44 71 111
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 71 26
ESTRADIOL 51 33 R 74 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 29 74 49
PLAVIX 50 50 76 78
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 Aug. 25, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.