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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 99

$254K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 99

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
19% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 551 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 5,299 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $78 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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 589 533 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 321 277 2 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 205 3 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 210 202 4 76
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 179 146 5 116
PROPAFENONE HCL 178 175 6 117
PINDOLOL 171 167 10 7 120
ATENOLOL 171 155 7 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 166 9 17
AMIODARONE HCL 168 157 9 43
DIGOXIN 167 147 11 56
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 158 148 12 104
CLOPIDOGREL 155 134 13 84
CARVEDILOL 150 143 14 21
CRESTOR 143 126 15 33
LISINOPRIL 134 105 16 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 101 17 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129 97 17 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102 81 19 18
BETAXOLOL HCL 95 93 20 164
PLAVIX 89 73 21 166
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89 64 21 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 79 23 169
SOTALOL 78 78 24 118
NITROSTAT 75 53 25 176
KLOR-CON M20 75 71 25 130
VYTORIN 73 65 27 82
VERAPAMIL ER 73 68 27 178
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68 60 29 184
BYSTOLIC 67 50 30 138
RAMIPRIL 64 59 31 135
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 50 32 22
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 51 33 35
NIASPAN 55 43 34 106
PACERONE 52 49 35 146
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 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.