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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 973

$775K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 973

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

4% of this provider’s 665 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 665 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 16,323 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$41 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 804 703 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 715 607 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 707 648 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 643 589 4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 634 552 5 5
LISINOPRIL 630 541 6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 461 365 S3 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 397 329 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361 338 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342 267 10 13
ALLOPURINOL 336 304 11 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 306 12 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 316 277 13 10
ATENOLOL 304 287 14 16
NEXIUM 295 219 15 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 288 260 16 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259 224 17 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 219 18 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199 186 19 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 139 20 15
MELOXICAM 187 156 21 23
GABAPENTIN 185 152 22 12
SYNTHROID 182 182 23 50
LANTUS 177 161 24 39
AZITHROMYCIN 176 154 25 47
CARVEDILOL 176 152 25 27
TRAMADOL HCL 175 157 27 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 172 151 R 28 52
CRESTOR 159 135 29 34
CLOPIDOGREL 150 136 30 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 130 31 28
ZETIA 140 120 32 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138 116 33 57
SERTRALINE HCL 137 111 34 21
FENOFIBRATE 133 122 35 77
SUCRALFATE 131 124 36 131
CEPHALEXIN 130 111 37 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124 112 38 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 122 92 39 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 107 40 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 94 41 35
NAMENDA 109 99 42 31
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107 81 43 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 67 R 44 42
LOVASTATIN 103 97 45 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 87 46 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 47 26
DIGOXIN 93 81 48 32
DIOVAN HCT 93 93 48 145
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 81 48 76
CLONIDINE HCL 92 76 51 67
CYMBALTA 91 51 52 40
GLIPIZIDE XL 90 80 53 239
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 89 84 S3 54 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86 77 55 92
MECLIZINE HCL 85 85 56 211
PLAVIX 85 83 56 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 79 58 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 79 59 25
BYSTOLIC 77 72 60 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 51 61 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 64 62 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72 71 62 20
GLYBURIDE 72 72 R 62 59
PROAIR HFA 71 44 65 54
VENTOLIN HFA 69 53 66 180
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 68 67 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 58 68 104
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 65 69 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 61 69 85
VYTORIN 63 50 71 154
PREDNISONE 63 46 71 33
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 50 R 73 190
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 53 74 198
GEMFIBROZIL 60 47 74 83
AMIODARONE HCL 58 58 76 189
GLIPIZIDE 58 58 76 69
LIPITOR 58 52 76 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 38 79 49
MIRTAZAPINE 55 51 80 43
LEVOXYL 55 44 80 181
EXELON 54 43 82 117
DEXILANT 54 53 82 213
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 53 82 70
VERAPAMIL ER 53 37 85 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 46 85 37
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 41 85 158
FAMOTIDINE 52 49 88 61
PAROXETINE HCL 50 49 89 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 49 89 36
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.