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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 973

$662K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 973

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

9% of this provider’s 447 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 447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,646 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 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 517 385 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 516 294 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 435 307 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 422 318 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 373 278 5 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 355 209 S3 6 4
LISINOPRIL 350 220 7 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292 237 8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258 184 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 252 137 10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 197 11 17
MELOXICAM 183 127 12 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 179 123 13 36
CYMBALTA 173 29 14 40
SERTRALINE HCL 164 104 15 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 151 112 16 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149 135 17 7
GABAPENTIN 137 32 18 12
CLONIDINE HCL 135 98 19 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 107 20 25
NEXIUM 122 58 20 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120 103 22 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119 96 23 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 68 24 15
LANTUS 115 105 25 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 38 26 20
KLOR-CON 10 99 66 27 128
DIGOXIN 93 88 28 32
ATENOLOL 93 79 28 16
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 93 68 28 159
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 74 31 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 78 32 19
CARVEDILOL 84 46 33 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 47 34 76
DETROL LA 74 30 35 136
CITALOPRAM HBR 74 19 35 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 61 37 46
BACLOFEN 72 0 38 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 46 39 60
DILTIAZEM ER 69 14 40 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 0 41 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 46 42 57
PREDNISONE 66 49 43 33
JANUVIA 62 54 44 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 29 45 35
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59 25 46 164
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 42 46 55
PREMARIN 58 13 R 48 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 55 49 22
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 20 49 155
AZITHROMYCIN 57 40 49 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 11 R 52 42
PLAVIX 55 41 52 78
VYTORIN 53 29 54 154
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 22 55 93
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 30 S2 55 89
CLOPIDOGREL 52 36 55 44
SYNTHROID 51 40 58 50
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.