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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 259 out of 973

$296K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 351 out of 973

391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

7% of this provider’s 391 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 391 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,625 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
SIMVASTATIN 456 333 1 1
LISINOPRIL 360 324 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328 243 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 308 226 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 255 177 5 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210 180 6 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 139 S3 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 172 159 8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 130 9 22
GLIPIZIDE 142 88 10 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 129 10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 121 99 12 7
FUROSEMIDE 118 92 13 6
GABAPENTIN 97 52 14 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 94 87 15 51
CARVEDILOL 88 77 16 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 70 17 25
ATENOLOL 83 76 18 16
MELOXICAM 82 74 19 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 73 20 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 64 21 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 46 21 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 61 23 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 53 24 35
FAMOTIDINE 73 37 25 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 37 26 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 59 27 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65 49 27 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 35 29 20
PAROXETINE HCL 61 58 30 66
NABUMETONE 56 32 31 209
LOVASTATIN 56 47 31 38
ALLOPURINOL 50 33 33 29
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 Sept. 1, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.