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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 973

$648K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 973

371 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 371 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,017 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 630 572 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 562 542 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519 498 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 458 417 4 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 452 363 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 436 351 6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305 292 7 15
CARVEDILOL 301 292 8 27
CRESTOR 269 260 9 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267 253 10 7
OMEPRAZOLE 260 240 11 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239 213 12 13
METFORMIN HCL 239 188 12 8
SERTRALINE HCL 229 162 14 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225 165 15 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 193 16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204 192 17 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 197 184 18 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189 189 19 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 188 186 20 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 155 21 24
KLOR-CON M20 143 123 22 64
NEXIUM 135 120 23 30
CLOPIDOGREL 131 131 24 44
PAROXETINE HCL 126 125 25 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 26 26
NAMENDA 114 114 27 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 96 28 28
GABAPENTIN 99 89 29 12
DIOVAN 98 98 30 63
FENTANYL 95 73 S2 31 53
MELOXICAM 91 85 32 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 84 32 25
PLAVIX 86 86 34 78
RAMIPRIL 81 79 35 114
VERAPAMIL ER 79 63 36 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 68 37 20
AMOXICILLIN 77 68 38 101
RISPERIDONE 75 68 39 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73 72 40 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 46 41 49
PREDNISONE 70 44 41 33
FENOFIBRATE 67 67 43 77
LANSOPRAZOLE 66 55 44 155
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 62 44 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 39 44 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 63 47 57
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65 40 47 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 55 47 36
LIPITOR 63 63 50 139
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 56 51 76
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 52 51 152
SINGULAIR 56 35 53 106
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 33 R 53 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 55 43 55 98
PACERONE 55 55 55 359
LOVASTATIN 54 54 57 38
DIGOXIN 54 45 57 32
TRAZODONE HCL 54 42 57 48
LANTUS 53 41 60 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 44 60 60
VYTORIN 51 39 62 154
ENABLEX 50 48 63 174
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 Feb. 24, 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.