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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 973

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 973

514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

15% of this provider’s 514 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 514 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 24,156 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 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 1,410 1,287 1 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,053 996 2 26
FUROSEMIDE 915 881 3 6
NAMENDA 859 816 4 31
OMEPRAZOLE 731 632 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 628 556 S3 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 600 459 7 1
GABAPENTIN 559 433 8 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 551 451 9 14
LISINOPRIL 507 401 10 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 483 377 11 7
MIRTAZAPINE 477 463 12 43
TRAZODONE HCL 431 380 13 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 431 343 13 10
TRAMADOL HCL 423 411 15 18
SERTRALINE HCL 413 368 16 21
JANTOVEN 391 391 17 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 367 304 18 86
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 363 319 19 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 362 349 20 9
CYMBALTA 344 309 21 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 340 297 22 70
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 325 216 23 115
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 251 233 24 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 234 25 17
SPIRIVA 249 192 26 73
CARVEDILOL 249 210 26 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 248 205 28 36
EXELON 240 228 29 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 238 238 30 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 225 222 31 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 224 195 32 68
ROPINIROLE HCL 222 217 33 72
FENTANYL 222 211 S2 33 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 222 194 33 76
KLOR-CON M10 220 203 36 130
NOVOLOG 216 168 37 82
OLANZAPINE 216 84 37 122
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 211 166 39 137
KLOR-CON M20 190 165 40 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 145 41 28
LANTUS 174 140 42 39
ATENOLOL 172 159 43 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 127 44 15
OXYCODONE HCL 158 83 S2 45 79
SEROQUEL 154 142 46 150
FAMOTIDINE 147 95 47 61
MELOXICAM 145 123 48 23
LYRICA 142 131 49 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 132 50 19
ABILIFY 138 96 50 146
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 102 52 37
PREDNISONE 136 120 52 33
CLOPIDOGREL 134 115 54 44
METFORMIN HCL 130 87 55 8
DIGOXIN 127 111 56 32
NYSTATIN 127 107 56 149
DILTIAZEM ER 123 92 58 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115 80 59 125
PROPRANOLOL HCL 115 106 59 97
LEVEMIR 114 92 61 207
NYSTOP 113 96 62 234
BACLOFEN 112 55 63 123
RISPERIDONE 104 65 64 65
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 103 72 65 191
LEVETIRACETAM 101 22 66 162
GLIPIZIDE 101 77 66 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 72 66 22
ENABLEX 100 82 69 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 91 70 49
CEFUROXIME 98 84 70 182
TORSEMIDE 94 71 72 171
CLONIDINE HCL 94 66 72 67
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 78 74 35
AGGRENOX 91 82 74 184
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 89 74 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90 79 77 96
ALLOPURINOL 90 79 77 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 79 79 95
PLAVIX 88 70 80 78
DETROL LA 88 87 80 136
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 87 32 82 233
LIDODERM 87 84 82 147
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 87 82 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 79 85 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 81 86 11
METOLAZONE 78 66 87 170
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 60 87 84
LEXAPRO 77 63 89 208
GLYBURIDE 77 65 R 89 59
HALOPERIDOL 75 34 91 176
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 39 92 20
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 33 93 93
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 50 93 141
TRAVATAN Z 72 68 93 226
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 28 R 96 42
VESICARE 67 52 96 133
FENOFIBRATE 66 42 98 77
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 65 98 244
NEXIUM 64 64 100 30
DIOVAN 63 57 101 63
CLOZAPINE 62 16 102 144
LATANOPROST 61 61 103 229
CEPHALEXIN 61 52 103 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 38 105 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 45 106 92
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 57 57 106 349
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 46 106 160
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 38 109 168
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 51 44 109 238
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 34 R 109 190
VALPROIC ACID 51 35 109 249
AMIODARONE HCL 50 47 113 189
AZITHROMYCIN 50 46 113 47
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 Aug. 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.