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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 973

$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 973

715 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

6% of this provider’s 715 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 715 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 15,082 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% 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

28 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 889 480 S3 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 852 747 2 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 815 722 3 10
SIMVASTATIN 794 667 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 650 539 5 6
LISINOPRIL 553 470 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 541 420 7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 455 327 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 428 323 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 374 285 10 8
ATENOLOL 356 279 11 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 327 310 12 41
DIGOXIN 312 292 13 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 263 246 14 51
SERTRALINE HCL 248 210 15 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229 202 16 13
LOVASTATIN 218 194 17 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215 170 18 15
GABAPENTIN 204 159 19 12
TRAMADOL HCL 203 133 20 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 187 179 21 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 147 22 11
ALLOPURINOL 177 140 23 29
PROPRANOLOL HCL 156 151 24 97
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 154 92 R 25 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153 50 R 26 42
PREDNISONE 149 124 27 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 146 122 28 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 123 29 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 76 29 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135 73 31 20
CARVEDILOL 133 123 32 27
CLONIDINE HCL 130 112 33 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 129 96 34 62
IBUPROFEN 127 47 35 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 104 36 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120 64 37 55
CYMBALTA 120 61 37 40
SPIRIVA 114 103 39 73
MELOXICAM 107 64 40 23
JANUVIA 107 77 40 88
VERAPAMIL ER 106 95 42 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 82 42 28
NAPROXEN 105 70 44 94
PROAIR HFA 105 36 44 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 83 46 19
AZITHROMYCIN 100 74 47 47
ZETIA 96 86 48 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 80 49 36
ACTOS 94 75 49 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 93 93 51 26
VYTORIN 91 81 52 154
FENOFIBRATE 85 49 53 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 59 53 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 63 55 57
RANITIDINE HCL 77 61 56 45
NAMENDA 75 75 57 31
NIFEDIPINE ER 74 74 58 167
LANTUS 74 64 58 39
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74 74 58 104
NEXIUM 73 32 61 30
MIRTAZAPINE 73 55 61 43
PAROXETINE HCL 72 58 63 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 65 64 25
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 44 64 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 44 S3 66 134
VESICARE 69 49 66 133
AMOXICILLIN 68 40 68 101
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 41 69 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 65 69 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 67 67 69 112
DIOVAN 67 67 69 63
CLOPIDOGREL 65 64 73 44
PLAVIX 63 63 74 78
TRICOR 60 35 75 143
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 52 75 22
GEMFIBROZIL 60 60 75 83
KLOR-CON M20 59 52 78 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 23 79 86
TRAZODONE HCL 57 35 80 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 37 81 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 32 81 76
DETROL LA 55 25 83 136
FENTANYL 54 27 S2 84 53
PREMARIN 54 49 R 84 116
KLOR-CON 10 54 48 84 128
CRESTOR 53 49 87 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 49 88 80
FINASTERIDE 52 36 88 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 34 90 98
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 20 90 141
TOPIRAMATE 50 11 92 177
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 March 27, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.