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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 973

$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 973

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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 481 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 481 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 13,284 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,027 892 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 459 407 2 1
LISINOPRIL 440 421 3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 423 395 4 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 415 371 5 10
ALLOPURINOL 399 341 6 29
FUROSEMIDE 395 361 7 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 385 272 S3 8 4
ATENOLOL 383 353 9 16
OMEPRAZOLE 372 337 10 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317 288 11 7
TRAMADOL HCL 316 287 12 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288 271 13 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 280 248 14 41
SERTRALINE HCL 244 238 15 21
MIRTAZAPINE 218 210 16 43
CARVEDILOL 187 167 17 27
GABAPENTIN 182 155 18 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151 142 19 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 144 20 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 119 21 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 136 22 19
TRAZODONE HCL 132 126 23 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 128 24 28
METFORMIN HCL 127 94 25 8
CEPHALEXIN 121 112 26 75
DIGOXIN 121 108 26 32
CLOPIDOGREL 121 101 26 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 119 29 26
LANTUS 105 96 30 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 70 30 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 103 54 S2 32 74
FINASTERIDE 103 103 32 90
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 74 R 34 52
BUMETANIDE 101 96 35 103
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 98 64 S2 36 195
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 88 37 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 97 95 37 58
PROAIR HFA 96 59 39 54
RANITIDINE HCL 94 94 40 45
PLAVIX 93 82 41 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 93 88 41 14
ACTOS 92 90 43 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 81 44 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 73 44 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 77 46 76
NEXIUM 85 82 46 30
FLUCONAZOLE 82 47 48 161
AMOXICILLIN 81 69 49 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 67 50 85
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 78 50 215
RISPERIDONE 76 68 52 65
CRESTOR 75 52 53 34
PREDNISONE 73 70 54 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 62 55 57
VYTORIN 70 70 55 154
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65 61 57 15
DIOVAN 60 60 58 63
DIOVAN HCT 60 60 58 145
METHADONE HCL 59 13 S2 60 129
FAMOTIDINE 58 43 61 61
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 51 62 93
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 34 62 152
PRISTIQ ER 55 11 62 306
SUCRALFATE 54 50 65 131
NOVOLOG 53 48 66 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 53 66 62
RISPERDAL CONSTA 52 26 68 187
SOTALOL 51 51 69 178
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51 44 69 13
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 June 4, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.