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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 973

$611K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 973

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%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

7% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 502 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 13,007 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
SIMVASTATIN 738 587 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 730 587 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 676 376 S3 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 636 500 4 5
LISINOPRIL 512 456 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 488 428 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 419 359 7 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 419 364 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418 387 9 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339 298 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 331 267 11 8
MELOXICAM 329 242 12 23
TRAMADOL HCL 252 142 13 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 214 14 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247 204 15 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243 174 16 13
GABAPENTIN 192 123 17 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 179 115 R 18 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179 143 18 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 174 153 20 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 173 150 21 36
CARVEDILOL 170 145 22 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 161 23 46
DIGOXIN 145 140 24 32
JANTOVEN 142 132 25 113
CYMBALTA 137 75 26 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 137 36 R 26 42
SERTRALINE HCL 131 90 28 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 129 129 29 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 124 122 30 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 114 30 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 119 116 32 104
ALLOPURINOL 119 115 32 29
CLOPIDOGREL 114 112 34 44
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111 95 35 108
CEPHALEXIN 106 84 36 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 97 37 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 79 38 22
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 83 39 167
PREDNISONE 95 66 40 33
PLAVIX 93 85 41 78
CELEBREX 89 88 42 91
VERAPAMIL ER 89 86 42 111
ATENOLOL 88 74 44 16
BUMETANIDE 84 83 45 103
TRAZODONE HCL 81 56 46 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 50 47 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76 66 48 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 63 48 87
RANITIDINE HCL 75 68 50 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 41 51 76
ESTRADIOL 74 52 R 51 100
GLIPIZIDE 73 64 53 69
MUPIROCIN 72 62 54 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70 59 55 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 64 56 24
CARBAMAZEPINE 66 20 57 165
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66 0 S2 57 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 40 57 85
METFORMIN HCL ER 66 64 57 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 0 R 61 138
PROAIR HFA 64 13 62 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 48 62 60
FENTANYL 62 51 S2 64 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 57 65 120
LAMOTRIGINE 61 0 65 175
PAROXETINE HCL 59 53 67 66
CRESTOR 59 54 67 34
LOVASTATIN 56 40 69 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 45 69 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 56 69 55
VESICARE 56 43 69 133
VYTORIN 54 47 73 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 35 73 20
LIPITOR 53 42 75 139
NEXIUM 53 33 75 30
LANTUS 52 33 77 39
NYSTATIN 52 47 77 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 34 79 92
SINGULAIR 51 41 79 106
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 Sept. 4, 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.