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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 184 out of 973

$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 973

320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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
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this specialty
in Kansas
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 320 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 320 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 5,789 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

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 431 318 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 346 252 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 344 219 3 5
LISINOPRIL 341 246 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241 201 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228 116 S3 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 195 138 7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 98 8 20
METFORMIN HCL 158 87 9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 101 10 11
FLUCONAZOLE 133 61 11 161
GABAPENTIN 129 83 12 12
MELOXICAM 121 85 13 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 77 14 25
SERTRALINE HCL 110 89 15 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 82 16 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 87 17 19
RANITIDINE HCL 94 58 18 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 94 62 18 58
MIRTAZAPINE 88 73 20 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 64 21 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83 47 R 22 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 61 23 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 81 76 24 10
CYMBALTA 80 49 25 40
NAMENDA 72 63 26 31
TOPIRAMATE 70 0 27 177
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 47 28 57
AMOXICILLIN 68 45 29 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 58 30 24
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 43 31 155
NEXIUM 65 46 31 30
AZITHROMYCIN 65 37 31 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64 28 34 9
SINGULAIR 63 27 35 106
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 61 29 36 15
VESICARE 61 35 36 133
PREMARIN 59 16 R 38 116
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 47 39 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 28 39 99
LOVASTATIN 50 42 41 38
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 Oct. 16, 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.