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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 973

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 973

743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 743 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 743 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 16,987 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

27 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 1,105 914 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 763 687 2 6
LISINOPRIL 743 616 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 688 618 S3 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 645 598 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 640 553 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 512 405 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 496 380 8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 479 445 9 10
GABAPENTIN 477 385 10 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 430 392 11 14
MIRTAZAPINE 393 363 12 43
NAMENDA 317 267 13 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304 252 14 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 289 269 15 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267 251 16 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 241 226 17 36
METFORMIN HCL 229 169 18 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 205 19 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206 178 20 37
ATENOLOL 203 176 21 16
MELOXICAM 201 157 22 23
LANTUS 185 160 23 39
SERTRALINE HCL 183 140 24 21
NOVOLOG 157 143 25 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 133 26 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 152 131 26 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 129 28 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142 105 29 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 98 29 22
DIGOXIN 136 135 31 32
CARVEDILOL 129 128 32 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123 123 33 115
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 104 34 25
TRAMADOL HCL 120 83 35 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 108 36 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 90 37 15
CYMBALTA 105 79 38 40
SYNTHROID 104 88 39 50
NEXIUM 104 49 39 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 74 41 28
CLOPIDOGREL 100 92 42 44
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 98 70 43 264
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 59 R 43 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 97 93 45 41
PLAVIX 97 94 45 78
RISPERIDONE 96 77 47 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 94 48 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 91 49 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 82 50 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85 73 S2 51 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 76 52 84
KLOR-CON M20 79 77 52 64
KLOR-CON M10 77 76 54 130
DIOVAN 76 73 55 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 63 56 72
ALLOPURINOL 73 72 57 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73 50 57 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 59 59 76
RANITIDINE HCL 70 45 60 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 61 61 57
FINASTERIDE 67 53 62 90
RISPERDAL CONSTA 67 41 62 187
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 46 64 56
EXELON 66 63 64 117
OLANZAPINE 65 50 66 122
JANUVIA 65 55 66 88
HUMALOG 63 56 68 127
SEROQUEL 63 59 68 150
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 45 70 35
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 44 71 51
AMOXICILLIN 60 47 72 101
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 59 72 62
TRAZODONE HCL 59 44 74 48
ABILIFY 59 39 74 146
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 76 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 57 76 141
PREDNISONE 57 57 78 33
FAMOTIDINE 56 56 79 61
LATANOPROST 56 56 79 229
LEVETIRACETAM 55 37 81 162
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 37 82 153
BYSTOLIC 54 54 82 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53 84 104
HALOPERIDOL 51 36 85 176
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 38 86 49
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 50 50 86 253
FENTANYL 50 50 S2 86 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 50 86 137
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 July 13, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.