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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,481Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 324

$2.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 324

861 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

12% of this provider’s 861 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 861 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 41,706 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 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

57 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 2,380 2,082 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,846 1,713 2 7
LISINOPRIL 1,549 1,316 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,512 1,265 4 10
SIMVASTATIN 1,355 1,070 5 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,268 1,249 6 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,180 1,035 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,155 1,098 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,087 952 9 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,056 912 S3 10 5
GABAPENTIN 987 805 11 13
NAMENDA 978 978 12 31
OMEPRAZOLE 968 753 13 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 720 629 14 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 656 535 15 69
SERTRALINE HCL 599 535 16 23
MIRTAZAPINE 575 525 17 41
RISPERIDONE 560 459 18 77
CARVEDILOL 550 518 19 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 506 426 20 99
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 497 422 21 11
TRAMADOL HCL 490 467 22 19
KLOR-CON M20 487 402 23 52
METFORMIN HCL 479 404 24 9
LANTUS 476 333 25 39
NOVOLOG 434 328 26 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 386 321 27 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 363 352 28 24
CYMBALTA 355 330 29 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 353 336 30 80
TRAZODONE HCL 348 244 31 42
OLANZAPINE 339 247 32 121
FAMOTIDINE 338 261 33 62
ATENOLOL 326 300 34 18
LIDODERM 313 292 35 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 311 256 36 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 311 289 36 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 308 250 38 32
CLOPIDOGREL 303 275 39 38
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 303 137 R 39 163
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 297 292 41 136
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 292 271 42 118
CLONIDINE HCL 291 249 43 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 285 218 44 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281 245 45 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 273 267 46 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268 233 47 15
EXELON 266 245 48 119
SEROQUEL 233 197 49 177
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233 193 49 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 230 187 51 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 221 204 52 84
ALLOPURINOL 221 210 52 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218 195 54 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 146 54 20
PLAVIX 203 187 56 63
NEXIUM 203 156 56 33
AZITHROMYCIN 199 183 58 48
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN B 191 191 10 59 239
ADVAIR DISKUS 186 124 60 61
DIGOXIN 186 184 60 40
VALPROIC ACID 180 17 62 244
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177 170 S2 63 97
FENTANYL 176 173 S2 64 64
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 170 0 65 248
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 156 66 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 168 141 66 153
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 167 142 68 78
BACLOFEN 162 59 69 124
HYDRALAZINE HCL 160 136 70 113
LEVETIRACETAM 159 123 71 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 155 130 72 128
LOVASTATIN 155 143 72 43
INSULIN SYRINGE 155 142 72 102
RANITIDINE HCL 151 133 75 58
DIOVAN 147 147 76 56
FINASTERIDE 146 120 77 101
PAROXETINE HCL 144 114 78 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 144 129 78 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 142 135 80 55
NYSTATIN 139 129 81 165
KLOR-CON M10 135 122 82 117
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 132 132 83 81
OXYCODONE HCL 132 63 S2 83 71
ABILIFY 131 97 85 174
GLIPIZIDE 122 122 86 73
LAMOTRIGINE 122 64 86 205
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 103 88 21
MELOXICAM 118 108 89 29
LEXAPRO 117 103 90 219
ROPINIROLE HCL 116 101 91 87
CEPHALEXIN 116 107 91 90
NYSTOP 115 92 93 202
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 113 69 94 175
OXYCONTIN 113 107 S2 94 108
VOLTAREN 112 105 96 248
SANTYL 111 79 97 203
SINGULAIR 111 87 97 92
RAMIPRIL 110 92 99 104
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 110 100 99 134
PREDNISONE 108 93 101 36
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 106 90 102 209
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103 43 103 95
HALOPERIDOL 103 63 103 196
CLOZAPINE 102 17 105 185
RIVASTIGMINE 101 92 106 287
DETROL LA 97 97 107 155
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 87 107 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 80 109 154
SEROQUEL XR 93 55 110 207
AGGRENOX 92 92 111 162
OLANZAPINE ODT 91 43 112 292
CARBAMAZEPINE 91 57 112 211
AMITIZA 91 91 112 292
HUMALOG 90 71 115 103
LITHIUM CARBONATE 89 17 116 229
TOPIRAMATE 89 38 116 151
MEGESTROL ACETATE 89 88 R 116 207
LATANOPROST 87 76 119 236
FAZACLO 86 13 120 252
AMIODARONE HCL 85 60 121 151
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 67 122 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 51 122 86
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 67 R 124 51
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 70 125 46
CELEBREX 80 74 126 96
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 21 127 57
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 76 71 128 181
JANUVIA 76 65 128 83
VESICARE 76 64 128 166
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 47 128 143
BUPROPION HCL SR 76 69 128 157
ZETIA 73 54 133 68
IBUPROFEN 72 46 134 130
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 70 135 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL 70 68 135 187
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70 46 135 125
CRESTOR 68 61 138 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 138 35
FLUCONAZOLE 67 49 140 180
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 67 140 135
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 66 142 75
LOPERAMIDE 66 65 142 324
MUPIROCIN 65 48 144 189
PHENYTOIN 64 17 145 330
SPIRIVA 64 47 145 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 62 147 149
LACTULOSE 62 21 147 172
DILANTIN 60 56 149 340
TIMOLOL MALEATE 59 59 150 265
INVEGA 58 12 151 352
CLONIDINE 58 57 151 218
KLOR-CON 10 57 57 153 189
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 57 153 85
NAPROXEN 56 39 155 132
FENOFIBRATE 55 31 156 79
CEFUROXIME 55 51 156 227
ACTONEL 54 54 158 256
GLYBURIDE 54 54 R 158 59
LEVEMIR 54 42 158 222
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 35 S2 161 89
ENABLEX 53 53 161 263
MIDODRINE HCL 53 27 161 247
TRAVATAN Z 52 45 164 271
TORSEMIDE 52 52 164 231
NOVOLIN R 52 30 164 366
METHADONE HCL 50 50 S2 167 142
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 7, 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.