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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 973

$686K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 973

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 321 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 5,979 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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 813 180 S3 1 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 422 301 2 10
FENTANYL 371 23 S2 3 53
FUROSEMIDE 370 194 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 363 268 5 1
CARISOPRODOL 344 0 R 6 107
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 297 20 S2 7 74
LISINOPRIL 271 183 8 3
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 247 75 R 9 42
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221 136 10 2
OMEPRAZOLE 219 141 11 5
NEXIUM 217 80 12 30
METFORMIN HCL 215 140 13 8
PREDNISONE 210 95 14 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 196 185 15 157
PROMETHAZINE HCL 180 34 R 16 138
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 128 17 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160 112 17 7
IBUPROFEN 155 79 19 102
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 92 20 15
VOLTAREN 150 70 21 196
CEPHALEXIN 144 73 22 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141 73 23 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138 107 24 9
GABAPENTIN 137 87 25 12
OXYCODONE HCL 137 38 S2 25 79
DIGOXIN 133 85 27 32
TRAMADOL HCL 124 44 28 18
ENDOCET 114 0 S2 29 169
MORPHINE SULFATE 114 30 S2 29 224
MELOXICAM 113 27 31 23
CYMBALTA 101 25 32 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100 0 R 33 52
LANTUS 97 25 34 39
ATENOLOL 94 53 35 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 57 36 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 11 36 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 41 38 36
SERTRALINE HCL 78 24 39 21
PROAIR HFA 77 32 40 54
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 77 42 40 319
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 0 S2 40 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 34 43 55
GLYBURIDE 73 64 R 44 59
ZETIA 73 40 44 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73 50 44 17
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 72 28 47 261
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 38 48 84
CARVEDILOL 70 42 49 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 49 50 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67 45 51 13
COMBIVENT 66 11 52 186
AMOXICILLIN 58 26 53 101
LYRICA 57 18 54 118
SINGULAIR 57 13 54 106
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 12 R 56 190
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 17 56 153
DIOVAN 55 48 58 63
GLIPIZIDE 55 48 58 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 13 60 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 34 61 97
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 26 61 99
OXYCONTIN 51 0 S2 63 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 12 64 70
CRESTOR 50 39 64 34
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 50 0 S2 64 195
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.