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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 973

$499K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 973

480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

17% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 480 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,280 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 677 392 S3 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 390 307 2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 289 3 9
LISINOPRIL 332 226 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 286 221 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 233 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 270 222 7 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 266 218 8 2
METFORMIN HCL 229 158 9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 212 145 10 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 203 174 11 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 203 134 11 14
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 202 64 S2 13 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185 176 14 7
AZITHROMYCIN 143 98 15 47
CARVEDILOL 139 131 16 27
CLOPIDOGREL 127 109 17 44
CLONIDINE HCL 126 125 18 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 89 19 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 84 20 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113 66 21 76
NEXIUM 108 57 22 30
GABAPENTIN 106 52 23 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 90 23 17
PREDNISONE 104 76 25 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 30 R 26 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97 77 27 20
PROAIR HFA 94 48 28 54
MELOXICAM 93 61 29 23
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 93 53 29 93
FAMOTIDINE 93 68 29 61
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 22 S2 32 104
PLAVIX 87 74 33 78
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 31 33 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 84 77 35 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 79 36 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 63 37 15
DIGOXIN 76 65 38 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 48 38 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 65 40 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 67 41 51
LABETALOL HCL 72 71 41 200
NAPROXEN 71 50 43 94
PAROXETINE HCL 70 61 44 66
ALLOPURINOL 69 35 45 29
RAMIPRIL 68 59 46 114
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 36 47 60
VERAPAMIL ER 66 66 48 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 43 49 37
ATENOLOL 62 47 50 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 45 51 57
METOLAZONE 58 44 52 170
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 41 53 22
RANITIDINE HCL 56 39 54 45
GEMFIBROZIL 55 41 55 83
MUPIROCIN 54 25 56 151
LANTUS 52 34 57 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 52 57 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 59 85
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. 15, 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.