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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,563Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 973

$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 973

427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

17% of this provider’s 427 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 427 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 13,090 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 689 487 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 578 472 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 530 417 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 456 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 395 5 7
LISINOPRIL 446 330 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 366 294 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 359 283 8 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 357 312 9 9
GABAPENTIN 332 261 10 12
NAMENDA 315 315 11 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 308 306 12 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 292 240 13 70
TRAMADOL HCL 260 191 14 18
MIRTAZAPINE 256 223 15 43
METFORMIN HCL 243 176 16 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 235 168 17 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 172 18 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 172 168 19 24
ATENOLOL 167 136 20 16
LANTUS 155 117 21 39
CLOPIDOGREL 149 141 22 44
NOVOLOG 139 112 23 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 103 24 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 113 25 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 118 26 57
SERTRALINE HCL 129 82 27 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 105 28 19
DIGOXIN 127 108 29 32
RISPERIDONE 116 87 30 65
ALLOPURINOL 116 86 30 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109 81 32 22
MELOXICAM 108 82 33 23
CARVEDILOL 100 99 34 27
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 100 88 34 168
EXELON 99 99 36 117
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98 93 37 71
CYMBALTA 94 74 38 40
RAMIPRIL 92 91 39 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87 64 40 36
SEROQUEL 82 75 41 150
FINASTERIDE 82 67 41 90
GEMFIBROZIL 80 28 43 83
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 60 S2 43 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 76 45 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 67 45 17
BUMETANIDE 79 59 45 103
KLOR-CON M20 78 72 48 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 45 49 125
GLIPIZIDE ER 75 67 50 135
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 59 51 15
OXYCODONE HCL 71 0 S2 52 79
JANTOVEN 71 56 52 113
FAMOTIDINE 70 65 54 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 52 55 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 66 S2 56 89
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 20 57 93
PLAVIX 66 65 57 78
PAROXETINE HCL 64 55 59 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 53 60 84
FENTANYL 62 48 S2 61 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 61 62 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 51 62 49
BACLOFEN 59 32 64 123
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 59 42 S2 64 195
LOVASTATIN 56 55 66 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 45 66 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 53 68 85
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53 48 69 115
KLOR-CON M10 52 47 70 130
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 40 R 70 188
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 51 72 104
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 43 R 72 42
TRICOR 51 27 72 143
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 12 72 165
ENDOCET 51 34 S2 72 169
CARISOPRODOL 51 16 R 72 107
CEPHALEXIN 50 35 78 75
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 45 78 51
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 Dec. 12, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.