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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 973

$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 973

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

7% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,895 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,600 965 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 676 589 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 540 482 3 7
LISINOPRIL 469 400 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 397 294 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 393 316 6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 385 321 7 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 356 346 8 10
MELOXICAM 353 296 9 23
SIMVASTATIN 331 304 10 1
SERTRALINE HCL 324 271 11 21
GABAPENTIN 317 246 12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272 236 13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 268 222 14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 201 15 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 214 152 16 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 190 174 17 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183 165 18 37
CEPHALEXIN 180 119 19 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 123 20 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164 137 21 19
ATENOLOL 162 162 22 16
CLONIDINE HCL 137 96 23 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 134 132 24 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 97 25 15
PREMARIN 132 118 R 26 116
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 72 R 27 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 128 116 28 108
PROMETHAZINE HCL 123 21 R 29 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121 63 30 93
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 90 31 17
NEXIUM 109 79 32 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 107 99 33 120
CARVEDILOL 106 101 34 27
CEFDINIR 105 82 35 223
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 82 36 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 100 93 37 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 81 38 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 83 39 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92 81 40 24
LANTUS 91 58 41 39
ALLOPURINOL 87 72 42 29
MIRTAZAPINE 85 63 43 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 56 R 43 52
PROAIR HFA 84 42 45 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 71 46 11
LACTULOSE 80 64 46 199
DIGOXIN 79 79 48 32
VERAPAMIL ER 72 55 49 111
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 31 50 97
CYMBALTA 70 20 50 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 0 52 166
ESTRADIOL 66 39 R 52 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 49 54 57
SPIRIVA 65 50 54 73
FAMOTIDINE 64 40 56 61
DICYCLOMINE HCL 64 49 56 279
PREDNISONE 63 56 58 33
OXYCODONE HCL 63 0 S2 58 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 38 S2 60 89
METFORMIN HCL 61 51 61 8
GLYBURIDE 60 49 R 62 59
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59 59 S3 63 134
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 59 59 R 63 193
AGGRENOX 59 59 63 184
SYNTHROID 59 46 63 50
NOVOLOG 59 15 63 82
VESICARE 59 58 63 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 47 69 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 45 70 72
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 37 70 155
SUCRALFATE 56 28 72 131
BUMETANIDE 55 53 73 103
CLOPIDOGREL 55 49 73 44
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 40 75 96
METHADONE HCL 53 0 S2 76 129
HUMALOG 52 49 77 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 39 78 26
DETROL LA 50 45 79 136
BYSTOLIC 50 36 79 110
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. 2, 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.