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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,720Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 246 out of 973

$362K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 276 out of 973

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

6% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 375 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 6,733 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 395 356 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 346 304 2 1
ATENOLOL 299 291 3 16
OMEPRAZOLE 288 239 4 5
LISINOPRIL 264 224 5 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 210 209 6 24
METFORMIN HCL 200 167 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176 161 8 7
FUROSEMIDE 175 161 9 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 95 S3 10 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 159 11 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 137 12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 120 13 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147 135 14 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 134 15 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 121 119 16 10
DIGOXIN 107 107 17 32
GABAPENTIN 104 84 18 12
CLOPIDOGREL 103 102 19 44
ALLOPURINOL 91 91 20 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 75 21 28
SERTRALINE HCL 86 81 22 21
DIOVAN 78 78 23 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 57 24 93
PLAVIX 73 71 25 78
LIPITOR 71 69 26 139
VYTORIN 71 71 26 154
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 65 28 25
ZETIA 70 55 28 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66 66 30 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 47 31 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 56 32 62
JANUVIA 55 53 33 88
NEXIUM 55 55 33 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 54 38 35 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 52 52 36 26
DIOVAN HCT 50 41 37 145
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.