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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 973

$511K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 973

359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 359 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 359 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 7,947 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

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
SIMVASTATIN 637 465 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425 363 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 403 230 S3 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 349 255 4 6
LISINOPRIL 335 224 5 3
GABAPENTIN 274 198 6 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244 209 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 237 153 8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 137 9 11
METFORMIN HCL 179 133 10 8
SERTRALINE HCL 178 110 11 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 137 12 19
ATENOLOL 148 115 13 16
TRAMADOL HCL 143 63 14 18
CLONIDINE HCL 140 112 15 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 130 93 16 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126 91 17 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 123 61 18 58
ALLOPURINOL 114 92 19 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 107 66 20 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 106 94 21 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 75 22 14
VERAPAMIL ER 102 93 23 111
MIRTAZAPINE 101 92 24 43
RANITIDINE HCL 99 67 25 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 77 26 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 34 R 27 42
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 69 27 142
DILTIAZEM ER 91 86 29 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 79 30 80
TRAZODONE HCL 85 64 31 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 74 32 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 82 77 33 7
ACTOS 77 51 34 119
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 58 34 51
PROAIR HFA 75 22 36 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 39 37 120
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 0 R 38 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 42 39 17
LANTUS 65 56 40 39
CAPTOPRIL 64 46 41 245
PREDNISONE 63 54 42 33
CYMBALTA 62 57 43 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 33 43 96
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 59 45 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 48 46 46
MELOXICAM 60 43 46 23
DIGOXIN 60 46 46 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 34 46 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 48 50 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 52 50 22
CEPHALEXIN 58 41 52 75
JANTOVEN 55 55 53 113
FENOFIBRATE 55 34 53 77
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 45 55 215
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 53 56 26
MUPIROCIN 53 31 56 151
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 31 56 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 43 S2 59 89
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 47 60 28
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 50 0 60 311
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 Jan. 20, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.