ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

12,822Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 973

$469K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 166 out of 973

417 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

9% of this provider’s 417 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 417 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 11,300 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
SIMVASTATIN 620 565 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 582 525 2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 581 517 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 518 492 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 460 403 5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337 279 S3 6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334 288 7 2
LISINOPRIL 284 232 8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 276 264 9 10
GABAPENTIN 259 215 10 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 178 11 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197 189 12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161 152 13 13
SERTRALINE HCL 160 158 14 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 147 15 24
AZITHROMYCIN 145 120 16 47
ALLOPURINOL 142 116 17 29
ATENOLOL 133 126 18 16
METFORMIN HCL 121 95 19 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 120 20 26
LANTUS 118 111 21 39
MIRTAZAPINE 117 117 22 43
CARVEDILOL 114 114 23 27
MELOXICAM 112 105 24 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 84 24 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 85 26 15
LEVOXYL 98 95 26 181
TRAMADOL HCL 95 77 28 18
RISPERIDONE 89 75 29 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 76 S2 30 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 56 31 37
RANITIDINE HCL 82 80 32 45
SUCRALFATE 80 61 33 131
PAROXETINE HCL 79 67 34 66
BUMETANIDE 77 71 35 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 55 35 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 75 37 28
CRESTOR 75 71 37 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 62 39 76
ESTRADIOL 70 63 R 40 100
PREDNISONE 69 64 41 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 65 41 46
CLOPIDOGREL 68 66 43 44
TRAZODONE HCL 67 37 44 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 57 R 45 42
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64 52 S3 46 134
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 50 47 35
NAMENDA 61 61 47 31
NEXIUM 59 44 49 30
CLONIDINE HCL 59 43 49 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 52 51 57
DILTIAZEM ER 57 57 51 109
DIGOXIN 57 57 51 32
DIOVAN 56 55 54 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 38 R 55 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 51 56 49
KLOR-CON 10 53 47 56 128
PROAIR HFA 53 48 56 54
MUPIROCIN 52 46 59 151
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 41 60 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51 51 60 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 50 62 87
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Sept. 13, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.