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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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15,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 973

$898K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 973

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

11% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,316 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 589 466 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 579 300 S3 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 517 398 3 1
LISINOPRIL 488 362 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 446 369 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403 344 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 291 162 7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 248 156 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 192 9 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226 140 10 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 168 11 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 204 152 12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 138 13 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 116 14 25
CARVEDILOL 178 143 15 27
TRAMADOL HCL 175 130 16 18
SERTRALINE HCL 168 140 17 21
GABAPENTIN 163 101 18 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162 100 19 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 124 20 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 153 117 21 14
ATENOLOL 146 131 22 16
ALLOPURINOL 146 111 22 29
PROAIR HFA 139 36 24 54
SPIRIVA 137 80 25 73
NEXIUM 129 67 26 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 111 27 24
LOVASTATIN 124 90 28 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 93 29 15
GLIPIZIDE 120 86 30 69
GLYBURIDE 115 85 R 31 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 88 32 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 99 32 19
KLOR-CON M20 109 104 34 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 37 R 35 42
CELEBREX 108 70 35 91
LANTUS 103 45 37 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 43 38 93
MELOXICAM 95 50 39 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 73 40 57
CLONIDINE HCL 91 70 41 67
AZITHROMYCIN 89 51 42 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 65 43 28
PREDNISONE 87 78 44 33
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 30 S2 45 104
BUSPIRONE HCL 84 82 45 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 80 47 26
CRESTOR 77 72 48 34
RANITIDINE HCL 72 32 49 45
CLOPIDOGREL 69 58 50 44
DIGOXIN 69 69 50 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 51 52 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 31 53 68
HUMALOG 67 32 53 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 40 53 60
PLAVIX 66 47 56 78
NAMENDA 65 58 57 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 54 57 49
DIOVAN 64 53 59 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 43 60 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 50 60 85
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62 47 62 168
ZETIA 61 40 63 81
SYNTHROID 59 48 64 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 24 65 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 25 65 70
CYMBALTA 56 0 67 40
CHLORTHALIDONE 55 50 68 156
FENTANYL 53 12 S2 69 53
TEKTURNA 53 53 69 230
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 28 S2 71 89
PEN NEEDLE 52 27 71 171
FAMOTIDINE 52 52 71 61
ESTRADIOL 52 39 R 71 100
IBUPROFEN 52 33 71 102
MECLIZINE HCL 51 48 76 211
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 April 2, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.