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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 973

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 973

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

10% of this provider’s 630 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 630 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 17,570 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,048 898 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 882 789 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 848 685 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 793 627 4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 656 483 S3 5 4
LISINOPRIL 575 468 6 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 575 459 6 11
SERTRALINE HCL 543 427 8 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 464 413 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 459 429 10 9
ATENOLOL 454 346 11 16
GABAPENTIN 438 347 12 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 407 386 13 26
METFORMIN HCL 403 275 14 8
TRAMADOL HCL 345 271 15 18
TRAZODONE HCL 287 210 16 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 250 17 13
NAMENDA 268 249 18 31
GLYBURIDE 261 198 R 19 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 261 192 19 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 194 21 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 228 160 22 36
MELOXICAM 226 177 23 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198 182 24 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 183 156 25 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180 180 26 70
QUINAPRIL HCL 176 154 27 158
ALLOPURINOL 165 138 28 29
CARVEDILOL 162 145 29 27
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 162 121 29 71
GLIPIZIDE 160 131 31 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 160 148 31 24
NEXIUM 155 97 33 30
FENTANYL 150 112 S2 34 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 137 95 35 108
PAROXETINE HCL 135 100 36 66
METOLAZONE 133 87 37 170
CYMBALTA 133 77 37 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132 105 39 19
LANTUS 126 84 40 39
NOVOLOG 123 92 41 82
OXYCODONE HCL 120 51 S2 42 79
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 21 R 42 42
FAMOTIDINE 118 118 44 61
CLOPIDOGREL 115 107 45 44
SEROQUEL XR 114 90 46 203
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 93 47 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 85 48 17
DIGOXIN 107 102 49 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 51 50 20
CLONIDINE HCL 102 82 51 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 99 52 85
RANITIDINE HCL 99 68 53 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 83 54 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96 70 55 120
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 93 56 72
EXELON 94 85 57 117
SEROQUEL 90 90 58 150
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 77 59 87
BACLOFEN 88 54 60 123
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 51 61 37
PREDNISONE 86 82 61 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 71 61 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 70 R 61 52
JANTOVEN 83 83 65 113
DILTIAZEM ER 80 65 66 109
MIRTAZAPINE 79 79 67 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 51 67 55
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 46 69 93
CRESTOR 76 58 70 34
METHADONE HCL 75 13 S2 71 129
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 26 S2 72 89
PLAVIX 73 68 73 78
AGGRENOX 73 53 73 184
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 69 73 68
SPIRIVA 72 47 76 73
CEPHALEXIN 72 57 76 75
SYMBICORT 70 46 78 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 35 79 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 54 79 41
VYTORIN 66 54 79 154
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 65 82 95
BYSTOLIC 64 64 83 110
FINASTERIDE 64 64 83 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 33 83 35
ABILIFY 62 42 86 146
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 50 87 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 52 88 46
LIDODERM 60 52 88 147
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 49 90 76
ZETIA 58 52 90 81
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 58 90 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 41 93 49
CHOLESTYRAMINE 57 32 93 257
PEN NEEDLE 56 36 95 171
KLOR-CON M20 56 29 95 64
LEVETIRACETAM 53 41 97 162
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 46 97 62
PROAIR HFA 52 26 99 54
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, 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.