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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 973

$547K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 973

416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 416 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 416 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 6,357 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LISINOPRIL 378 231 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347 150 S3 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 340 253 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 281 170 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 263 182 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 241 145 6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237 153 7 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226 171 8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 217 135 9 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 169 10 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178 83 11 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 106 12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 111 12 9
CARVEDILOL 142 106 14 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130 78 15 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 101 16 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 105 17 85
GABAPENTIN 118 58 18 12
LOVASTATIN 117 101 19 38
MELOXICAM 108 71 20 23
NEXIUM 107 48 21 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 59 22 41
TRAMADOL HCL 103 89 23 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 102 81 24 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97 78 25 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 67 26 28
RANITIDINE HCL 88 64 27 45
ALLOPURINOL 87 79 28 29
DIGOXIN 86 48 29 32
ATENOLOL 85 63 30 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 78 31 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 69 32 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 58 33 25
SERTRALINE HCL 76 38 34 21
KLOR-CON M20 75 42 35 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 15 S2 36 74
CYMBALTA 70 22 37 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 62 38 87
MIRTAZAPINE 67 46 39 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 60 40 37
PROAIR HFA 65 18 40 54
NAPROXEN 60 46 42 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 42 42 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 24 42 99
GLIPIZIDE 58 44 45 69
PEN NEEDLE 57 38 46 171
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 31 47 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 43 48 72
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 0 S2 49 104
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 48 50 104
OXYCODONE HCL 51 12 S2 51 79
VENTOLIN HFA 51 21 51 180
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 19 53 60
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.