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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 973

$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 973

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

12% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 419 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 8,486 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 559 387 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 463 315 2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 420 240 S3 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 378 299 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362 252 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339 244 6 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 283 199 7 14
LOVASTATIN 280 210 8 38
MELOXICAM 267 183 9 23
OMEPRAZOLE 266 187 10 5
ATENOLOL 260 203 11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250 175 12 9
GABAPENTIN 236 168 13 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209 179 14 19
METFORMIN HCL 201 103 15 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 93 16 15
CARVEDILOL 172 135 17 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 108 18 11
RANITIDINE HCL 155 126 19 45
CLOPIDOGREL 145 107 20 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 142 49 R 21 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139 83 22 20
ALLOPURINOL 138 108 23 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 135 109 24 10
PREDNISONE 133 103 25 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 82 26 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123 77 27 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118 46 28 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 103 103 29 26
AZITHROMYCIN 102 70 30 47
PLAVIX 93 68 31 78
GLYBURIDE 93 81 R 31 59
PROAIR HFA 90 26 33 54
GEMFIBROZIL 88 51 34 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 46 35 36
BACLOFEN 82 25 36 123
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 82 36 22
NEXIUM 79 17 38 30
LANTUS 77 46 39 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 51 R 40 52
GLIPIZIDE 76 53 40 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 48 42 84
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 34 S2 43 74
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72 54 44 152
DIGOXIN 72 53 44 32
CLONIDINE HCL 72 40 44 67
SINGULAIR 68 31 47 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 52 48 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 31 48 37
TRAMADOL HCL 65 45 50 18
IBUPROFEN 65 35 50 102
PREMARIN 63 24 R 52 116
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 25 53 60
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61 42 53 96
LYRICA 58 11 55 118
AMOXICILLIN 58 35 55 101
TRAZODONE HCL 58 33 55 48
CELEBREX 57 41 58 91
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 43 59 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 40 60 25
SPIRIVA 53 23 61 73
SUCRALFATE 53 22 61 131
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 43 63 49
CRESTOR 50 40 64 34
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 22 R 64 138
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 Feb. 6, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.