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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 973

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 973

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

8% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,653 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 743 447 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 571 417 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 567 458 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566 436 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 562 441 5 9
FUROSEMIDE 554 483 6 6
LISINOPRIL 486 379 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380 280 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 343 312 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 299 250 10 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 277 141 11 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 266 230 12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261 183 13 13
NEXIUM 213 116 14 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212 186 15 19
GABAPENTIN 209 143 16 12
MELOXICAM 205 165 17 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 157 18 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 160 19 25
CYMBALTA 168 117 20 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 166 142 21 36
NAMENDA 159 147 22 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 156 94 23 60
ALLOPURINOL 155 119 24 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 115 25 26
AMOXICILLIN 145 107 26 101
TRAMADOL HCL 140 83 27 18
GLIPIZIDE 134 121 28 69
CARVEDILOL 133 94 29 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132 110 30 22
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131 108 31 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 131 104 31 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 94 33 46
AZITHROMYCIN 125 95 34 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124 123 35 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 124 69 R 35 42
SERTRALINE HCL 122 102 37 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 97 38 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113 83 39 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 58 39 70
SPIRIVA 113 57 39 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111 91 42 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 74 43 49
GLYBURIDE 106 78 R 44 59
RANITIDINE HCL 105 61 45 45
CLOPIDOGREL 97 95 46 44
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97 83 46 159
PROAIR HFA 90 39 48 54
HUMALOG 90 44 48 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 74 50 57
ATENOLOL 84 73 51 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 0 52 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 74 53 24
LANTUS 81 45 54 39
PLAVIX 81 75 54 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 70 54 35
PREDNISONE 81 46 54 33
DIOVAN 81 79 54 63
FAMOTIDINE 81 73 54 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 73 60 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 38 61 93
MIRTAZAPINE 78 50 62 43
CELEBREX 78 66 62 91
CLONIDINE HCL 78 63 62 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 61 65 76
SINGULAIR 74 53 65 106
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74 56 65 164
PREMARIN 72 43 R 68 116
AMIODARONE HCL 70 70 69 189
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 54 70 96
DIGOXIN 67 60 70 32
LOVASTATIN 66 37 72 38
MECLIZINE HCL 64 50 73 211
IBUPROFEN 63 37 74 102
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63 29 74 99
TRAZODONE HCL 63 28 74 48
BYSTOLIC 63 48 74 110
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 18 S2 78 104
SYMBICORT 62 56 78 163
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61 56 S3 80 134
BACLOFEN 60 16 81 123
CRESTOR 59 35 82 34
OXYCONTIN 59 15 S2 82 126
TRICOR 59 39 82 143
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 52 85 51
JANUVIA 56 46 86 88
SUCRALFATE 56 38 86 131
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 46 88 41
ZETIA 54 44 89 81
LYRICA 54 35 89 118
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54 12 S2 89 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 33 89 55
ENDOCET 52 0 S2 93 169
FELODIPINE ER 52 52 93 210
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 38 95 87
OXYCODONE HCL 51 21 S2 95 79
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 17 95 141
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50 49 98 140
GEMFIBROZIL 50 46 98 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 49 98 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 12 98 153
VENTOLIN HFA 50 26 98 180
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 Nov. 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.