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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 973

$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 973

378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 378 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 378 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 9,988 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$53 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 525 480 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 393 372 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 389 343 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389 363 3 7
LISINOPRIL 372 316 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 342 297 6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 269 254 7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259 257 8 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234 116 S3 9 4
GABAPENTIN 231 172 10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 192 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 222 165 12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206 180 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 162 14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 173 147 15 21
GLIPIZIDE 148 122 16 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 115 115 17 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 79 18 11
ALLOPURINOL 108 91 19 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 106 106 20 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 98 21 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104 93 22 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 60 23 37
CARVEDILOL 102 89 24 27
CELEBREX 99 82 25 91
NEXIUM 96 53 26 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 23 R 27 52
NAMENDA 93 93 28 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 84 28 49
KLOR-CON M20 89 60 30 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 78 31 28
LANTUS 82 79 32 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 79 33 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 57 34 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 76 35 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75 75 36 36
SYNTHROID 75 49 36 50
PREDNISONE 74 70 38 33
RAMIPRIL 73 72 39 114
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 34 S2 40 89
ACTOS 70 42 40 119
EXELON 66 66 42 117
BUPROPION HCL SR 66 64 42 197
ATENOLOL 66 43 42 16
TRAMADOL HCL 63 48 45 18
LIPITOR 63 53 45 139
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 55 47 60
RANITIDINE HCL 59 39 48 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 22 49 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 24 R 50 42
DIOVAN 57 52 50 63
BUMETANIDE 55 46 52 103
CLOPIDOGREL 55 55 52 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 51 52 35
MIRTAZAPINE 55 39 52 43
TRAZODONE HCL 53 53 56 48
JANUVIA 53 53 56 88
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 52 58 115
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 29 S2 58 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 47 58 46
ZETIA 51 48 61 81
DIOVAN HCT 51 49 61 145
FENTANYL 51 16 S2 61 53
BYSTOLIC 51 51 61 110
LOVAZA 50 33 65 183
CRESTOR 50 37 65 34
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. 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.