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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 973

$822K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 973

575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

13% of this provider’s 575 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 575 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 12,056 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

$45 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 783 385 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 708 569 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 634 497 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 535 379 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 531 405 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 523 325 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 449 327 7 8
GABAPENTIN 392 221 8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 367 276 9 7
LISINOPRIL 362 272 10 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 355 307 11 10
RANITIDINE HCL 301 182 12 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 301 199 12 14
MELOXICAM 265 204 14 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255 200 15 11
ATENOLOL 255 214 15 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 243 132 17 20
AZITHROMYCIN 207 117 18 47
CLONIDINE HCL 177 154 19 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160 109 20 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158 128 21 15
SUCRALFATE 150 114 22 131
PREDNISONE 147 97 23 33
CYMBALTA 146 41 24 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 127 25 28
LANTUS 142 98 25 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134 55 R 27 42
DIGOXIN 133 106 28 32
SERTRALINE HCL 132 103 29 21
RISPERIDONE 131 63 30 65
TRAMADOL HCL 130 49 31 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 79 32 57
LYRICA 123 50 33 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 123 75 33 76
GLYBURIDE 122 78 R 35 59
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 120 73 36 152
CARVEDILOL 117 90 37 27
LEVOXYL 116 80 38 181
FLUCONAZOLE 114 70 39 161
PROMETHAZINE HCL 114 42 R 39 138
ALLOPURINOL 114 103 39 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 82 39 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111 93 43 120
VOLTAREN 108 67 44 196
BACLOFEN 108 23 44 123
BUMETANIDE 102 68 46 103
TRAZODONE HCL 93 78 47 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 73 48 92
CLOPIDOGREL 91 71 48 44
METOLAZONE 89 53 50 170
NAMENDA 88 88 51 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 59 52 37
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 86 75 53 270
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 39 54 56
PROAIR HFA 77 40 55 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75 32 56 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 57 57 84
FENOFIBRATE 73 36 57 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 30 R 59 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 27 60 98
SINGULAIR 69 24 61 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 68 62 71
JANUVIA 67 49 63 88
ZETIA 67 37 63 81
COMBIVENT 67 20 63 186
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 35 63 97
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 53 S2 67 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 62 68 24
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65 54 68 164
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 31 70 68
NEXIUM 63 15 71 30
PLAVIX 63 46 71 78
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61 32 S3 73 134
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 36 73 19
ENDOCET 60 16 S2 75 169
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 60 75 22
AMOXICILLIN 59 38 77 101
SPIRIVA 58 37 78 73
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 41 78 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 57 50 80 300
LOVASTATIN 57 47 80 38
DIOVAN HCT 57 43 80 145
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 0 S2 83 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 52 83 35
KLOR-CON 10 54 52 85 128
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 33 85 60
OXYCODONE HCL 53 0 S2 87 79
HUMALOG 53 27 87 127
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 20 87 70
NIASPAN 52 43 90 132
PAROXETINE HCL 52 29 90 66
KLOR-CON M20 52 33 90 64
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 0 93 141
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 June 26, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.