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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,304Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 216 out of 973

$363K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 274 out of 973

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,539 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 382 358 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 374 332 2 1
LISINOPRIL 282 255 3 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 250 4 11
FUROSEMIDE 264 234 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 262 224 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229 226 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224 210 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 183 160 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 155 10 13
GLIPIZIDE 159 141 11 69
TRAMADOL HCL 155 141 12 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154 130 S3 13 4
PREDNISONE 148 132 14 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 147 123 15 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 138 16 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144 108 17 36
SERTRALINE HCL 130 125 18 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129 108 19 20
ATENOLOL 126 119 20 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 113 21 17
LOVASTATIN 112 106 22 38
AZITHROMYCIN 106 89 23 47
LANTUS 100 100 24 39
GABAPENTIN 89 84 25 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 83 26 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 73 27 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 82 27 24
TERAZOSIN HCL 75 63 29 112
AMOXICILLIN 66 54 30 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 58 31 84
ALLOPURINOL 61 61 32 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 59 33 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 57 34 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 53 35 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 42 36 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 44 R 37 52
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 47 38 97
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.