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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,376Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 59

$419K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 59

329 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

5% of this provider’s 329 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 329 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 40%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,541 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $42 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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 370 342 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 368 360 2 5
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 344 326 3 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 322 298 4 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 314 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 264 249 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 235 194 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228 209 8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226 151 S3 9 1
METFORMIN HCL 194 188 10 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 184 11 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 161 12 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165 165 13 26
ATENOLOL 155 155 14 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154 147 15 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 119 16 13
GABAPENTIN 137 111 17 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127 127 18 16
LISINOPRIL 116 106 19 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 103 20 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 114 109 21 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 100 22 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 101 23 38
EVISTA 97 95 24 39
NAMENDA 88 88 25 28
AZITHROMYCIN 84 77 26 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 83 27 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79 79 28 10
LOVASTATIN 72 72 29 30
PREMARIN 69 61 R 30 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69 35 30 45
CHLORTHALIDONE 67 56 32 47
DIGOXIN 66 66 33 32
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 34 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 64 34 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 63 36 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 62 62 37 31
FAMOTIDINE 61 49 38 57
LIPITOR 61 54 38 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 39 40 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 58 41 62
MELOXICAM 55 41 42 19
BYSTOLIC 54 54 43 65
TRICOR 53 53 44 68
RISPERIDONE 53 53 44 68
ALLOPURINOL 53 53 44 36
CELEBREX 53 46 44 68
LANTUS 51 40 48 74
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 51 35 48 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 47 50 76
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 Nov. 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.