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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 973

$630K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 973

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

10% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 338 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 9,855 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 702 613 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 617 449 S3 2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319 283 3 22
FUROSEMIDE 315 286 4 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 310 258 5 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282 269 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 245 166 7 5
PREDNISONE 238 233 8 33
SIMVASTATIN 220 191 9 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201 176 10 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194 174 11 7
TRAMADOL HCL 172 148 12 18
METFORMIN HCL 157 129 13 8
GABAPENTIN 140 67 14 12
MELOXICAM 135 119 15 23
ATENOLOL 128 128 16 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 107 17 20
LISINOPRIL 122 110 18 3
ALLOPURINOL 117 111 19 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 102 20 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 60 R 21 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 76 21 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 88 23 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 94 24 26
SINGULAIR 91 80 25 106
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89 82 26 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 75 26 37
AZITHROMYCIN 88 80 28 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 70 29 68
SERTRALINE HCL 85 60 29 21
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84 66 31 137
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 81 32 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 69 R 33 52
DIGOXIN 81 78 33 32
SYNTHROID 81 81 33 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 69 33 85
CLOPIDOGREL 80 58 37 44
CELEBREX 78 39 38 91
MIRTAZAPINE 77 52 39 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 75 66 40 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 73 41 25
JANUVIA 71 63 42 88
CRESTOR 71 59 42 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 53 44 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 64 45 194
IBUPROFEN 68 45 45 102
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 56 47 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 50 47 41
NEXIUM 65 53 49 30
ESTRADIOL 65 63 R 49 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 45 51 60
PLAVIX 64 52 51 78
LABETALOL HCL 62 57 53 200
RANITIDINE HCL 61 49 54 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 55 54 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 54 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 57 57 24
DIOVAN 55 55 58 63
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 54 R 58 190
PROAIR HFA 55 43 58 54
SPIRIVA 54 40 61 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 47 62 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 16 62 166
FINASTERIDE 51 51 64 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 40 64 57
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 Feb. 11, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.