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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 973

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 973

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

9% of this provider’s 815 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 815 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 16,158 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 908 836 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 714 477 S3 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 652 547 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 568 505 4 1
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 547 486 5 55
ATENOLOL 470 423 6 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 408 344 7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 383 290 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 322 9 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369 338 10 17
LISINOPRIL 362 310 11 3
METFORMIN HCL 361 321 12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341 291 13 9
GABAPENTIN 270 208 14 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248 221 15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 247 228 16 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229 228 17 15
PREDNISONE 228 201 18 33
NAMENDA 224 224 19 31
DIGOXIN 223 220 20 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 192 21 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 203 22 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 183 183 23 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158 139 24 37
CYMBALTA 151 99 25 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 141 59 R 26 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 138 115 27 84
NEXIUM 135 83 28 30
FENTANYL 134 112 S2 29 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 129 129 30 71
MIRTAZAPINE 126 121 31 43
PRADAXA 125 121 32 236
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 121 33 24
PROAIR HFA 119 91 34 54
LEVETIRACETAM 119 99 34 162
BUSPIRONE HCL 115 90 36 98
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 90 37 20
PLAVIX 104 101 38 78
LIDODERM 103 89 39 147
CLOPIDOGREL 102 99 40 44
NOVOLOG 100 59 41 82
LANTUS 100 95 41 39
AZITHROMYCIN 95 75 43 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 85 43 57
TRAMADOL HCL 95 84 43 18
LIPITOR 95 95 43 139
GLYBURIDE 94 87 R 47 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 83 48 157
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 59 49 49
ACTOS 89 63 50 119
SERTRALINE HCL 87 81 51 21
CARVEDILOL 87 65 51 27
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 72 53 96
LOVASTATIN 86 82 53 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 66 55 28
LYRICA 82 47 56 118
CLONIDINE HCL 80 59 57 67
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79 70 58 159
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 59 58 22
ALLOPURINOL 76 67 60 29
CEPHALEXIN 75 61 61 75
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 75 42 61 152
ENDOCET 73 26 S2 63 169
TRAZODONE HCL 73 49 63 48
KLOR-CON M20 73 65 63 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 59 66 76
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 29 S2 67 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 49 67 60
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 63 67 185
PREMARIN 68 53 R 67 116
CELEBREX 67 66 71 91
METOLAZONE 66 47 72 170
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 60 72 153
PAROXETINE HCL 65 55 74 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 64 75 167
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 44 75 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 57 77 72
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 61 78 173
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 49 R 79 52
MELOXICAM 60 36 79 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 52 79 92
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59 58 82 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 44 83 68
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 45 83 160
GLIPIZIDE 57 46 85 69
EVISTA 57 57 85 121
RANITIDINE HCL 57 56 85 45
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 55 88 97
FLUCONAZOLE 54 39 89 161
CRESTOR 54 50 89 34
SPIRIVA 53 40 91 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 35 92 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 31 92 56
LIDOCAINE 50 45 94 273
AGGRENOX 50 50 94 184
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 Dec. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.