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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 973

$573K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 973

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

6% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 338 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 11,319 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 582 519 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 419 353 2 5
LISINOPRIL 396 361 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375 333 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 355 322 5 6
SIMVASTATIN 339 335 6 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 321 306 7 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 267 267 8 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258 211 S3 9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240 235 10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 213 11 13
NAMENDA 204 204 12 31
GABAPENTIN 181 153 13 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 177 141 14 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174 137 15 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163 163 16 17
COUMADIN 162 162 17 205
RISPERIDONE 161 119 18 65
RANITIDINE HCL 158 133 19 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 145 20 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 118 21 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141 123 22 36
METFORMIN HCL 134 124 23 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 122 24 22
SERTRALINE HCL 122 113 25 21
TRAMADOL HCL 120 98 26 18
KLOR-CON M20 111 87 27 64
KLOR-CON M10 110 110 28 130
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109 108 29 137
ALLOPURINOL 107 98 30 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104 97 31 35
PREDNISONE 101 90 32 33
TRAZODONE HCL 100 72 33 48
MIRTAZAPINE 100 100 33 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 98 98 35 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 79 36 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 89 37 28
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 93 93 38 191
CARVEDILOL 91 67 39 27
LANTUS 84 83 40 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 67 41 46
CLOPIDOGREL 80 75 41 44
DIGOXIN 78 65 43 32
SYNTHROID 77 63 44 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 57 45 95
PAROXETINE HCL 71 71 46 66
JANTOVEN 70 70 47 113
EXELON 70 70 47 117
CEPHALEXIN 68 65 49 75
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 50 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 53 51 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 56 51 72
CRESTOR 62 52 53 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 58 54 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 36 54 20
AZITHROMYCIN 59 50 54 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 54 57 68
PREMARIN 54 54 R 58 116
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 53 59 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 52 60 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 52 60 104
CYMBALTA 51 32 62 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 50 62 76
LYRICA 50 43 64 118
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 38 64 97
BACLOFEN 50 30 64 123
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 3, 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.