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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,435Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 973

$606K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 973

640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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

3% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,968 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 505 438 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 475 441 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 467 458 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 459 337 S3 4 4
LISINOPRIL 453 441 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 452 425 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 435 415 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 426 396 8 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 297 274 9 41
ALLOPURINOL 285 266 10 29
METFORMIN HCL 280 249 11 8
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 214 191 12 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 192 13 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205 194 13 37
TRAMADOL HCL 201 188 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 158 16 15
PREDNISONE 166 141 17 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156 130 18 13
GABAPENTIN 151 127 19 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 147 141 20 80
MELOXICAM 143 128 21 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 116 22 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 136 133 22 10
ATENOLOL 135 118 24 16
SERTRALINE HCL 132 107 25 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 131 26 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128 117 27 57
CARVEDILOL 126 126 28 27
ESTRADIOL 122 106 R 29 100
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 29 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 107 29 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 94 32 28
JANTOVEN 107 107 33 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 93 34 17
LOVASTATIN 104 103 35 38
DIGOXIN 99 99 36 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97 93 37 87
METFORMIN HCL ER 95 91 38 58
RISPERIDONE 90 77 39 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85 77 40 96
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 84 41 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 84 57 41 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 82 79 43 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 77 44 71
TRAZODONE HCL 74 62 45 48
VYTORIN 73 66 46 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 68 46 20
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 71 48 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 71 48 35
NOVOLOG 68 68 50 82
CARISOPRODOL 68 16 R 50 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 66 52 60
NAMENDA 64 64 53 31
CYMBALTA 63 51 54 40
RANITIDINE HCL 63 47 54 45
SYNTHROID 62 51 56 50
CEFUROXIME 61 58 57 182
PAROXETINE HCL 61 41 57 66
CLOPIDOGREL 60 60 59 44
PLAVIX 60 57 59 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 56 59 76
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 56 62 120
FENOFIBRATE 59 58 62 77
METRONIDAZOLE 58 48 64 345
CRESTOR 58 58 64 34
PREMARIN 57 52 R 66 116
AZITHROMYCIN 56 51 67 47
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 56 44 67 253
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 48 R 69 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 48 69 84
ACTOS 52 52 71 119
CEPHALEXIN 50 48 72 75
MUPIROCIN 50 49 72 151
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 May 14, 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.