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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,095Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 973

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 973

583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 583 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 583 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 11,953 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,008 783 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 590 397 S3 2 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 475 347 3 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 461 311 4 10
FUROSEMIDE 434 332 5 6
LISINOPRIL 423 327 6 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 420 327 7 15
SIMVASTATIN 404 352 8 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 399 320 9 9
GABAPENTIN 362 221 10 12
OMEPRAZOLE 323 269 11 5
METFORMIN HCL 320 231 12 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 304 238 13 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 279 215 14 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270 217 15 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 255 191 16 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 249 249 17 24
ATENOLOL 207 164 18 16
NEXIUM 201 107 19 30
KLOR-CON M20 193 133 20 64
SERTRALINE HCL 178 140 21 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 131 22 17
JANTOVEN 158 158 23 113
CRESTOR 154 103 24 34
CYMBALTA 140 66 25 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 139 68 R 26 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 93 27 11
RANITIDINE HCL 134 70 28 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 130 99 29 84
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129 84 30 13
MELOXICAM 129 96 30 23
PREDNISONE 121 95 32 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 119 91 33 36
MIRTAZAPINE 117 103 34 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 115 115 35 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 87 36 57
CLOPIDOGREL 95 81 37 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 87 38 41
ALLOPURINOL 92 63 38 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 72 40 28
LANTUS 86 49 41 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 83 66 42 98
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 71 43 120
NAMENDA 82 82 43 31
JANUVIA 80 53 45 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77 69 46 125
TRAZODONE HCL 77 38 46 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 70 48 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 63 49 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 56 50 49
DIGOXIN 73 63 51 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 54 52 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 27 53 95
TRAMADOL HCL 70 57 54 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 43 55 35
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 48 56 164
PLAVIX 65 59 57 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 42 58 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 36 R 59 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 52 60 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 55 61 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 42 61 25
KLOR-CON M10 59 59 63 130
DETROL LA 58 44 64 136
SYNTHROID 56 56 65 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 42 66 46
SUCRALFATE 54 13 67 131
DIOVAN 53 46 68 63
ESTRADIOL 53 40 R 68 100
FENOFIBRATE 51 33 70 77
CEPHALEXIN 51 37 70 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 48 70 85
AZITHROMYCIN 51 33 70 47
LIPITOR 50 39 74 139
DILTIAZEM ER 50 48 74 109
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 12 74 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 47 74 92
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 Sept. 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.