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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,747Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 973

$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 973

554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% 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

9% of this provider’s 554 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 554 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,579 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 793 743 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 681 644 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 500 463 S3 3 4
LISINOPRIL 499 464 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 469 426 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 446 423 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 419 397 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 416 401 8 2
ATENOLOL 391 385 9 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364 346 10 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 351 331 11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 283 12 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 305 13 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 309 305 13 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269 230 15 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 222 16 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 245 244 17 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241 220 18 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241 216 18 22
TRAMADOL HCL 226 185 20 18
GABAPENTIN 164 151 21 12
MELOXICAM 153 145 22 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 153 22 26
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 146 140 24 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 139 25 11
GLIPIZIDE ER 133 119 26 135
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125 112 27 35
DIGOXIN 114 114 28 32
CLONIDINE HCL 107 107 29 67
DIOVAN HCT 98 98 30 145
CLOPIDOGREL 95 86 31 44
PREDNISONE 94 89 32 33
NAMENDA 92 92 33 31
VERAPAMIL ER 92 88 33 111
MIRTAZAPINE 91 84 35 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 74 36 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 84 37 28
NEXIUM 86 62 38 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 62 S2 39 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 58 40 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 72 41 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 69 41 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71 71 43 108
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 69 44 37
LANTUS 67 58 45 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 53 46 80
ACTOS 63 41 47 119
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 47 48 97
LOVASTATIN 60 54 48 38
DILTIAZEM ER 59 54 50 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 58 51 60
JANUVIA 57 45 52 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 56 53 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 56 42 53 41
JANUMET 55 47 55 359
CRESTOR 54 54 56 34
ZETIA 54 54 56 81
PLAVIX 54 52 56 78
SINGULAIR 53 45 59 106
AMIODARONE HCL 52 52 60 189
SERTRALINE HCL 51 51 61 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 51 61 70
CYMBALTA 50 31 63 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 63 85
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. 16, 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.