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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 258 out of 973

$370K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 266 out of 973

281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 281 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 281 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 5,058 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LISINOPRIL 331 228 1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 289 221 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 258 176 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 258 205 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 241 181 5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 212 167 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 182 136 7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 165 82 8 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 163 150 9 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151 93 10 7
GABAPENTIN 148 107 11 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 128 97 12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106 55 13 13
NEXIUM 93 47 14 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 58 14 11
DIOVAN 89 58 16 63
MELOXICAM 85 65 17 23
CARVEDILOL 80 57 18 27
TORSEMIDE 77 48 19 171
CLONIDINE HCL 76 53 20 67
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 47 S3 21 4
TRAMADOL HCL 71 31 22 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 41 22 35
VENTOLIN HFA 69 67 24 180
DONEPEZIL HCL 61 55 25 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 38 26 37
NAPROXEN 60 40 26 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 44 26 84
ZETIA 59 40 29 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58 38 30 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 45 31 68
JANUVIA 55 32 32 88
NAMENDA 53 50 33 31
ATENOLOL 53 24 33 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53 31 33 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 43 33 62
IBUPROFEN 52 27 37 102
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 May 24, 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.