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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 170

$551K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 170

348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

5% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 348 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,769 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 842 694 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 586 513 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 416 316 3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335 308 4 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332 224 S3 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282 206 6 7
LISINOPRIL 282 204 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 227 8 11
GABAPENTIN 240 189 9 10
METFORMIN HCL 221 189 10 9
FUROSEMIDE 218 194 11 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 116 12 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 155 13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 159 14 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 127 15 22
ATENOLOL 148 115 16 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 143 109 17 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 122 18 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 17 R 19 33
TRAMADOL HCL 128 88 20 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127 112 21 36
CEFUROXIME 123 93 22 95
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 116 23 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 93 23 25
NEXIUM 114 83 25 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 79 26 13
MELOXICAM 110 75 27 20
SINGULAIR 105 57 28 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104 42 29 106
SERTRALINE HCL 101 97 30 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 84 31 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 92 32 54
ALLOPURINOL 96 96 32 50
RANITIDINE HCL 96 52 32 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 82 32 108
ETODOLAC 94 69 36 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 62 37 52
FENOFIBRATE 87 65 38 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85 40 39 114
CLOPIDOGREL 84 66 40 39
LANTUS 83 67 41 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 81 42 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 77 42 65
ZETIA 81 77 42 116
AZITHROMYCIN 78 64 45 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 57 45 32
PREDNISONE 74 57 47 37
FLUCONAZOLE 74 55 47 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 24 49 90
PROAIR HFA 71 0 49 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 70 49 17
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 53 52 69
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 59 53 75
DILTIAZEM ER 65 54 54 131
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 46 54 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 63 56 18
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 43 56 134
PREMARIN 63 54 R 56 134
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 50 59 47
LYRICA 60 32 60 65
LOVASTATIN 56 56 61 38
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 45 61 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 45 63 149
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 39 63 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 30 63 104
SYNTHROID 55 55 63 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 19 R 67 103
CEFDINIR 50 35 68 157
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 Jan. 7, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.