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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 233 out of 973

$313K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 335 out of 973

439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

11% of this provider’s 439 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 439 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 6,811 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 442 310 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 344 312 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 253 248 3 10
SIMVASTATIN 251 239 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 235 198 5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219 209 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 216 188 7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 203 188 8 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195 169 9 7
ATENOLOL 187 177 10 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153 132 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 141 126 12 8
SERTRALINE HCL 135 113 13 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 132 14 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131 106 15 22
GABAPENTIN 126 103 16 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 112 17 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 18 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 111 19 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 102 94 20 49
PREDNISONE 96 94 21 33
CLOPIDOGREL 86 86 22 44
DIOVAN 85 85 23 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 82 24 24
DIGOXIN 81 81 25 32
NAMENDA 69 69 26 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 64 27 19
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 56 28 96
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 59 29 62
AZITHROMYCIN 58 49 30 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 46 R 30 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 47 30 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 21 R 33 138
NEXIUM 52 40 34 30
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 44 35 159
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 Aug. 1, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.