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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,508Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 973

$892K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 973

577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 577 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 577 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 15,248 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 857 633 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 698 415 S3 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 660 523 3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 618 506 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 616 470 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 600 498 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566 509 7 7
LISINOPRIL 530 431 8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 467 389 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 441 380 10 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332 313 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 292 180 12 8
GABAPENTIN 284 212 13 12
ATENOLOL 268 212 14 16
DIGOXIN 215 208 15 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 204 16 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207 74 S2 17 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 202 147 18 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 184 73 19 137
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 145 20 37
TRAMADOL HCL 173 104 21 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 148 22 41
NEXIUM 172 121 22 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167 153 24 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 161 161 25 26
PAROXETINE HCL 160 97 26 66
LANTUS 159 107 27 39
MELOXICAM 158 97 28 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153 123 29 95
CARVEDILOL 153 152 29 27
MIRTAZAPINE 150 122 31 43
TRAZODONE HCL 144 111 32 48
KLOR-CON 10 144 125 32 128
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 144 37 32 191
SERTRALINE HCL 142 121 35 21
AZITHROMYCIN 140 107 36 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 140 67 R 36 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136 71 38 20
DIOVAN 135 110 39 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 94 40 35
PREDNISONE 125 80 41 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 44 41 60
NOVOLOG 114 95 43 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 114 75 43 108
PROAIR HFA 113 78 45 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 70 46 56
CLONIDINE HCL 107 88 47 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105 80 48 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 78 49 57
CYMBALTA 104 88 49 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 102 67 51 159
CLOPIDOGREL 102 94 51 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 97 53 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 89 53 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 62 55 55
LANSOPRAZOLE 98 60 55 155
CITALOPRAM HBR 96 71 57 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 89 58 28
RANITIDINE HCL 92 51 59 45
TRICOR 90 52 60 143
LOVASTATIN 90 80 60 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 67 62 84
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 72 63 51
ALLOPURINOL 84 80 64 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 58 R 64 52
DILTIAZEM ER 83 74 66 109
ZETIA 83 67 66 81
METHOCARBAMOL 80 58 R 68 202
GEMFIBROZIL 80 54 68 83
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 79 58 70 160
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77 56 71 185
FAMOTIDINE 76 35 72 61
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 54 R 73 124
HALOPERIDOL 73 23 74 176
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 45 R 75 138
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 60 76 17
CRESTOR 70 29 77 34
PLAVIX 67 62 78 78
LOVAZA 64 30 79 183
VERAPAMIL ER 59 55 80 111
SUCRALFATE 59 59 80 131
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 59 59 S2 80 195
SINGULAIR 57 37 83 106
MUPIROCIN 56 36 84 151
NAPROXEN 56 16 84 94
MISOPROSTOL 56 32 84 261
CEFUROXIME 56 48 84 182
GLIPIZIDE 56 35 84 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55 29 89 86
NAMENDA 55 55 89 31
SEROQUEL 54 42 91 150
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 16 91 166
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 41 93 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 37 93 76
IBUPROFEN 52 0 95 102
DILTIAZEM HCL 52 46 95 244
SPIRIVA 52 25 95 73
OLANZAPINE 52 24 95 122
AMOXICILLIN 51 41 99 101
TORSEMIDE 50 24 100 171
PRADAXA 50 50 100 236
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 June 29, 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.