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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 973

$551K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 973

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

8% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 400 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 10,594 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 629 581 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499 471 2 2
LISINOPRIL 416 375 3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 390 354 4 9
FUROSEMIDE 369 340 5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 360 320 S3 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 339 295 7 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 227 8 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 226 9 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196 192 10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 184 10 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193 181 12 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 181 177 13 10
MELOXICAM 176 136 14 23
ALLOPURINOL 165 158 15 29
SERTRALINE HCL 162 146 16 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 149 149 17 26
GABAPENTIN 148 128 18 12
METFORMIN HCL 146 131 19 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 108 20 37
CARVEDILOL 113 96 21 27
TRAMADOL HCL 108 97 22 18
PREDNISONE 95 84 23 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 88 23 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 94 25 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92 81 26 15
ATENOLOL 88 88 27 16
GEMFIBROZIL 80 63 28 83
TERAZOSIN HCL 79 79 29 112
LANOXIN 74 74 30 261
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 62 R 30 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 71 32 36
NEXIUM 71 54 32 30
CLOPIDOGREL 71 65 32 44
RISPERIDONE 69 69 35 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 58 36 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 67 37 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 59 37 92
DETROL LA 67 66 37 136
RANITIDINE HCL 67 54 37 45
FENTANYL 64 41 S2 41 53
SOTALOL 62 57 42 178
SYNTHROID 60 60 43 50
ZETIA 60 60 43 81
CYMBALTA 57 46 45 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 56 46 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 49 46 57
LYRICA 55 35 48 118
JANUVIA 55 55 48 88
LANTUS 54 45 50 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 54 50 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 30 R 52 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 48 52 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 53 52 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 55 46
LOVASTATIN 52 52 55 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 33 S2 57 89
DIGOXIN 50 50 58 32
FINASTERIDE 50 50 58 90
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 Nov. 22, 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.