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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 147 out of 973

$499K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 151 out of 973

346 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

8% of this provider’s 346 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 346 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 7,871 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

29 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 380 269 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 361 331 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 313 266 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 300 248 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 243 201 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 220 173 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 190 7 7
LISINOPRIL 198 166 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194 144 9 9
CYMBALTA 154 110 10 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 143 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 145 107 12 8
CARVEDILOL 139 128 13 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132 118 14 36
MIRTAZAPINE 130 76 15 43
MELOXICAM 126 108 16 23
TRAMADOL HCL 119 62 17 18
GABAPENTIN 117 76 18 12
JANTOVEN 107 106 19 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 106 83 20 104
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 99 21 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95 91 22 13
PREDNISONE 93 78 23 33
BUMETANIDE 86 61 24 103
LANTUS 81 75 25 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 75 26 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 80 26 24
NEXIUM 78 34 28 30
PAROXETINE HCL 77 50 29 66
SERTRALINE HCL 75 69 30 21
CELEBREX 72 66 31 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 52 32 85
DIGOXIN 71 63 32 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 51 34 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 57 35 19
ALLOPURINOL 67 64 36 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 49 37 17
NOVOLOG 65 62 37 82
FAMOTIDINE 64 64 39 61
CLONIDINE HCL 64 59 39 67
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 56 39 96
MUPIROCIN 61 52 42 151
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 38 42 60
SINGULAIR 59 22 44 106
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 53 44 14
METHADONE HCL 58 25 S2 46 129
VERAPAMIL ER 57 57 47 111
VERAPAMIL HCL 56 52 48 293
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 0 R 49 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 50 46
SUCRALFATE 52 49 51 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 52 51 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 22 R 51 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 41 54 28
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 Jan. 21, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.