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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine
(group practice)

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,423Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 973

$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 185 out of 973

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

4% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 334 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 8,782 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 633 567 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517 474 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 461 401 3 10
LISINOPRIL 340 267 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307 297 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 301 247 6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 259 201 7 5
SERTRALINE HCL 247 205 8 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220 162 9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207 170 10 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202 168 S3 11 4
ATENOLOL 199 184 12 16
METFORMIN HCL 178 135 13 8
NAMENDA 138 112 14 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134 134 15 13
FAMOTIDINE 133 122 16 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 131 111 17 26
TRAMADOL HCL 120 96 18 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117 108 19 36
ALLOPURINOL 112 112 20 29
CLOPIDOGREL 111 106 21 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 111 21 24
GABAPENTIN 107 72 23 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 83 24 11
DILTIAZEM ER 103 97 25 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 87 26 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 87 27 37
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89 82 28 62
GEMFIBROZIL 79 56 29 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 72 30 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 66 30 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76 67 32 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75 60 33 20
LOVASTATIN 74 60 34 38
MIRTAZAPINE 73 73 35 43
CELEBREX 72 60 36 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 19 37 95
PLAVIX 69 65 38 78
PAROXETINE HCL 68 45 39 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 55 40 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 67 40 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 57 R 42 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 43 25
NEXIUM 64 64 44 30
ZETIA 63 63 45 81
LANTUS 62 62 46 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 52 47 57
SPIRIVA 61 58 47 73
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 37 49 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 30 50 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 48 50 55
EVISTA 55 55 52 121
CARVEDILOL 55 51 52 27
LIDOCAINE 53 0 54 273
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 46 54 46
DIGOXIN 52 43 56 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 52 56 141
CEPHALEXIN 50 41 58 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 48 58 60
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 June 11, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.