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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,858Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 973

$854K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 973

514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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 514 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 514 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 10,027 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

$54 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 743 319 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 544 419 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519 359 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 468 355 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 376 212 5 1
GABAPENTIN 327 175 6 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 232 7 11
METFORMIN HCL 320 220 8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 300 207 9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266 233 10 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 76 11 20
TRAMADOL HCL 245 141 12 18
CYMBALTA 240 134 13 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229 174 14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 184 15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 221 141 16 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 139 17 10
MIRTAZAPINE 171 122 18 43
MELOXICAM 150 86 19 23
LANTUS 150 135 19 39
RISPERIDONE 149 99 21 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 95 21 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147 127 23 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136 110 24 70
GLYBURIDE 135 111 R 25 59
RANITIDINE HCL 133 95 26 45
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 130 14 S2 27 74
NAMENDA 123 122 28 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122 65 R 29 42
KLOR-CON M20 121 89 30 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 108 102 31 26
DIGOXIN 104 87 32 32
SERTRALINE HCL 104 70 32 21
ATENOLOL 103 67 34 16
CEPHALEXIN 102 70 35 75
KLOR-CON M10 99 79 36 130
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 41 37 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95 81 38 86
IBUPROFEN 94 47 39 102
OXYCODONE HCL 90 0 S2 40 79
CLOPIDOGREL 88 85 41 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 58 42 92
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 19 S2 42 104
ZETIA 86 74 44 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 50 45 35
FENTANYL 81 50 S2 46 53
PREDNISONE 79 43 47 33
ABILIFY 78 47 48 146
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 59 48 76
HUMALOG 77 50 50 127
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 39 51 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 47 51 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 59 53 57
OLANZAPINE 73 50 54 122
CARISOPRODOL 71 0 R 55 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 63 55 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 22 57 49
ALLOPURINOL 70 68 57 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 68 59 125
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 27 60 60
TRAZODONE HCL 65 29 61 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 55 62 68
ESTRADIOL 63 26 R 63 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 38 64 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 47 64 36
LABETALOL HCL 61 54 66 200
PAROXETINE HCL 60 38 67 66
PROAIR HFA 60 0 67 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 46 69 72
EXELON 58 58 70 117
BYSTOLIC 57 45 71 110
CRESTOR 57 32 71 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 56 36 73 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 55 74 62
BUMETANIDE 53 42 75 103
SINGULAIR 53 0 75 106
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 26 75 96
FLUCONAZOLE 51 22 78 161
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 0 78 95
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 35 80 120
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 26, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.