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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 973

$708K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 973

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 461 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 461 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 12,046 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 596 487 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 551 487 2 7
LISINOPRIL 539 461 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 484 427 4 1
GABAPENTIN 411 317 5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 384 315 S3 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 358 305 7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 323 8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 352 276 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319 292 10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 303 287 11 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 297 256 12 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 239 13 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231 219 14 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227 208 15 13
CARVEDILOL 227 203 15 27
MELOXICAM 224 165 17 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 219 200 18 14
TRAMADOL HCL 187 125 19 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172 168 20 28
NEXIUM 169 93 21 30
METFORMIN HCL 155 128 22 8
FENTANYL 153 104 S2 23 53
ALLOPURINOL 152 140 24 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 148 91 25 58
ATENOLOL 146 118 26 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137 116 27 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133 114 28 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 123 29 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 112 29 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120 78 31 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 110 110 32 26
SERTRALINE HCL 104 89 33 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100 89 34 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 74 35 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 65 36 46
CRESTOR 90 79 37 34
CYMBALTA 89 53 38 40
LANTUS 88 77 39 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 74 40 71
TRAZODONE HCL 84 48 41 48
SPIRIVA 81 77 42 73
PAROXETINE HCL 79 57 43 66
GLYBURIDE 79 49 R 43 59
FAMOTIDINE 76 72 45 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 53 R 46 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 58 47 51
PREDNISONE 71 58 48 33
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 70 48 49 204
MIRTAZAPINE 66 62 50 43
LEVEMIR 62 57 51 207
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61 61 52 62
NOVOLOG 60 60 53 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 11 R 54 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 52 55 86
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57 48 56 168
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 27 57 49
AZITHROMYCIN 54 38 57 47
LOVASTATIN 53 42 59 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 50 59 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 45 59 76
CLOPIDOGREL 52 52 62 44
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 21 62 96
PEN NEEDLE 51 40 64 171
BUPROPION XL 51 39 64 222
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 40 66 41
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 May 20, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.