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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 973

$509K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 973

378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

11% of this provider’s 378 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 378 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 10,402 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
SIMVASTATIN 701 696 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 434 420 S3 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 430 399 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 352 310 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306 306 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 281 257 6 10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 251 211 7 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244 236 8 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221 218 9 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 209 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 206 176 11 8
FUROSEMIDE 201 201 12 6
LISINOPRIL 193 193 13 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 180 14 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 179 157 15 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 172 146 16 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165 159 17 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162 162 18 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 134 19 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 130 20 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 100 21 35
GABAPENTIN 145 145 22 12
ATENOLOL 139 139 23 16
SERTRALINE HCL 137 124 24 21
ZETIA 114 105 25 81
FENTANYL 112 112 S2 26 53
TRAMADOL HCL 109 109 27 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101 100 28 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 98 29 26
DIOVAN 96 96 30 63
LIPITOR 94 87 31 139
DIOVAN HCT 91 91 32 145
ALLOPURINOL 87 87 33 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 74 33 41
DILTIAZEM ER 79 79 35 109
JANUVIA 74 61 36 88
CARVEDILOL 72 72 37 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 72 S2 37 89
OXYCODONE HCL 71 71 S2 39 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 71 39 71
NEXIUM 70 34 41 30
DIGOXIN 68 55 42 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 48 43 86
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 49 44 84
LIDODERM 57 33 45 147
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 50 46 160
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 56 46 112
RISPERIDONE 55 29 48 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 53 49 60
CYMBALTA 53 53 49 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 50 51 99
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 48 51 46
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 51 51 158
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 50 54 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 50 54 135
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50 54 225
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 46 54 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 50 54 49
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 Aug. 27, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.