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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 324

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 324

894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

10% of this provider’s 894 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 894 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 21,994 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,176 963 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,006 851 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 913 777 3 7
LISINOPRIL 904 773 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 843 726 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 830 536 S3 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 677 584 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 583 476 8 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 535 467 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 535 441 9 8
GABAPENTIN 488 349 11 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 433 245 12 20
ATENOLOL 413 341 13 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 358 282 14 34
PREDNISONE 349 270 15 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 318 274 16 25
SERTRALINE HCL 293 267 17 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 271 238 18 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271 235 18 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265 254 20 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 264 242 21 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 221 22 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 252 252 23 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 235 199 24 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 235 169 24 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 235 199 24 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 231 182 27 87
AZITHROMYCIN 230 184 28 48
MELOXICAM 228 196 29 29
TRAMADOL HCL 207 171 30 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 188 30 11
TRAZODONE HCL 206 110 32 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 189 33 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202 182 34 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 199 180 35 47
ESTRADIOL 196 150 R 36 98
CLOPIDOGREL 189 165 37 38
FINASTERIDE 172 162 38 101
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 163 24 S2 39 89
GLIPIZIDE 161 151 40 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 153 114 41 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146 125 42 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143 111 43 32
NEXIUM 142 88 44 33
GEMFIBROZIL 138 120 45 93
CYMBALTA 137 81 46 45
GLYBURIDE 136 125 R 47 59
AMOXICILLIN 133 105 48 137
JANUVIA 132 110 49 83
ALLOPURINOL 131 99 50 27
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 131 22 S2 50 105
PLAVIX 130 110 52 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 92 53 65
CARVEDILOL 129 102 53 22
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 126 108 55 171
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 119 56 21
NAMENDA 119 119 57 31
DILTIAZEM ER 117 101 58 128
FENTANYL 115 89 S2 59 64
LANTUS 111 60 60 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 108 79 61 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107 107 62 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107 75 62 85
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 70 R 62 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 89 65 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 104 66 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 77 66 61
RANITIDINE HCL 103 83 68 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 73 R 68 66
DIGOXIN 103 99 68 40
NOVOLOG 102 55 71 60
TERAZOSIN HCL 99 90 72 133
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 69 73 54
SINGULAIR 96 62 74 92
CARISOPRODOL 96 0 R 74 115
FENOFIBRATE 93 72 76 79
MIRTAZAPINE 89 73 77 41
KLOR-CON M20 88 64 78 52
CRESTOR 88 73 78 28
FAMOTIDINE 86 49 80 62
ZETIA 86 70 80 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 77 82 35
ENDOCET 83 22 S2 83 161
SPIRIVA 77 58 84 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 65 84 154
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73 70 86 149
BUMETANIDE 72 46 87 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 51 87 67
PEN NEEDLE 70 51 89 146
KLOR-CON 10 70 56 89 189
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 69 89 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 49 92 125
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 65 92 80
CEPHALEXIN 69 59 92 90
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68 54 95 112
METOLAZONE 68 55 95 147
DIOVAN 67 65 97 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66 50 98 143
ACYCLOVIR 66 48 98 232
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 54 98 75
PROAIR HFA 65 13 101 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 58 101 95
LOVASTATIN 64 63 103 43
OXYCODONE HCL 64 12 S2 103 71
SUCRALFATE 64 58 103 141
CLONIDINE HCL 62 48 106 53
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 61 24 S2 107 193
LEVETIRACETAM 61 47 107 120
ACTOS 60 50 109 131
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60 41 109 159
BACLOFEN 60 24 109 124
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 56 109 182
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 60 109 81
MIDODRINE HCL 58 56 114 247
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 41 115 78
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 57 57 115 353
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 57 41 115 191
PREMARIN 57 34 R 115 122
VYTORIN 54 39 119 140
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 53 119 118
KLOR-CON M10 54 54 119 117
LIPITOR 53 46 122 109
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 41 122 139
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 27 122 102
PAROXETINE HCL 52 39 125 72
IBUPROFEN 52 28 125 130
CELEBREX 51 30 127 96
LYRICA 51 26 127 107
METHOCARBAMOL 50 19 R 129 226
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.