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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,012Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 21

$625K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 21

511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

5% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 7,729 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 447 310 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 418 273 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389 244 3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381 176 S3 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 342 207 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 339 231 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 330 233 7 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 257 180 8 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 257 166 8 40
LISINOPRIL 257 166 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 240 172 11 10
TRAMADOL HCL 216 78 12 16
ATENOLOL 199 127 13 13
GABAPENTIN 190 92 14 11
AZITHROMYCIN 182 100 15 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 179 99 16 12
CYMBALTA 151 40 17 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 150 119 18 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 148 108 19 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 94 20 31
PAROXETINE HCL 135 72 21 41
ALLOPURINOL 116 89 22 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 63 22 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 64 22 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115 80 25 15
PROAIR HFA 112 58 26 39
NEXIUM 110 50 27 25
GUANFACINE HCL 110 48 R 27 106
LANTUS 108 53 29 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 33 R 30 43
TRAZODONE HCL 107 27 30 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106 80 R 32 56
MELOXICAM 104 73 33 22
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 70 34 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 44 35 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 12 36 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 60 36 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 63 38 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 66 39 58
DIGOXIN 84 84 40 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 55 40 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 80 42 32
LOVASTATIN 80 63 43 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 80 53 43 71
CLOPIDOGREL 76 52 45 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 56 46 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 57 47 81
TOPIRAMATE 68 14 47 129
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 50 47 17
ESTRADIOL 67 28 R 50 100
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 44 50 98
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 42 52 68
IBUPROFEN 63 21 52 103
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63 14 52 62
SINGULAIR 62 34 55 55
CRESTOR 61 49 56 33
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 41 57 88
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 58 141
PREMARIN 58 37 R 58 89
FLUCONAZOLE 56 20 60 107
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 31 60 146
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 31 62 85
SYMBICORT 51 17 63 154
SUCRALFATE 51 21 63 74
ABILIFY 51 28 63 154
SPIRIVA 50 35 66 75
SERTRALINE HCL 50 40 66 35
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 March 10, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.