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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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94,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 973

$5.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 973

1,646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

13% of this provider’s 1,646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 1,646 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 76,535 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

58 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
FUROSEMIDE 3,512 3,047 10 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 3,413 2,923 10 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,647 2,061 S3 3 4
NAMENDA 2,534 2,459 10 4 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,378 2,068 10 5 9
LISINOPRIL 2,371 2,026 10 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,160 1,948 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,152 1,779 8 10
SIMVASTATIN 2,109 1,596 9 1
GABAPENTIN 2,020 1,617 10 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,007 1,953 11 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,683 1,422 10 12 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,464 1,171 10 13 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,321 1,172 14 13
MIRTAZAPINE 1,257 1,107 15 43
SERTRALINE HCL 1,239 953 16 21
TRAZODONE HCL 1,185 960 17 48
RISPERIDONE 1,137 848 18 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,073 872 19 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 1,030 918 10 20 98
OMEPRAZOLE 1,004 890 21 5
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 982 851 22 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 974 852 23 28
METFORMIN HCL 915 684 24 8
CARVEDILOL 875 747 25 27
NOVOLOG 855 640 10 26 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 851 779 27 17
LANTUS 848 629 28 39
CYMBALTA 799 681 29 40
OLANZAPINE 792 574 30 122
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 723 645 31 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 718 523 10 32 115
TRAMADOL HCL 681 574 33 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 652 540 34 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 647 450 35 36
CLOZAPINE 598 69 36 144
LIDODERM 570 510 37 147
EXELON 561 537 38 117
PREDNISONE 545 490 39 33
SEROQUEL 532 418 10 40 150
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526 436 41 15
FAMOTIDINE 513 487 42 61
KLOR-CON M20 511 443 43 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 501 204 44 148
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 480 415 45 19
ABILIFY 479 258 46 146
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 479 428 46 37
FENTANYL 476 444 S2 48 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 458 414 49 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 447 364 50 125
DIGOXIN 441 433 51 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 439 351 52 49
NYSTATIN 436 354 53 149
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 430 140 R 54 124
RAMIPRIL 423 361 55 114
BACLOFEN 395 192 56 123
OXYCODONE HCL 374 248 S2 57 79
CLOPIDOGREL 368 350 58 44
LEVETIRACETAM 366 239 59 162
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 360 294 10 60 185
MELOXICAM 346 292 61 23
CLONIDINE HCL 345 292 62 67
DIOVAN 342 282 63 63
ATENOLOL 337 282 64 16
HALOPERIDOL 337 148 64 176
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 336 299 66 57
NEXIUM 325 223 67 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 322 317 68 72
CEPHALEXIN 319 246 69 75
AZITHROMYCIN 314 279 70 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 310 267 71 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 308 258 72 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 307 282 73 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 296 256 74 157
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 291 221 75 35
BUPROPION HCL SR 290 260 76 197
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 285 218 10 77 206
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 285 148 77 95
LYRICA 283 214 79 118
ALLOPURINOL 278 249 80 29
ENABLEX 278 206 80 174
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 271 167 82 141
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 263 226 83 92
RISPERDAL CONSTA 263 94 83 187
PAROXETINE HCL 263 202 83 66
CARBAMAZEPINE 258 87 86 165
PLAVIX 256 237 87 78
LEXAPRO 247 206 88 208
OXCARBAZEPINE 246 140 89 217
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 245 183 R 90 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 244 203 91 76
FINASTERIDE 243 221 92 90
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 241 208 93 173
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 236 224 S2 94 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 232 172 95 60
CELEBREX 222 211 96 91
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 221 133 97 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 219 191 98 99
HUMALOG 218 155 99 127
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218 192 S2 99 89
ZETIA 214 122 101 81
GLIPIZIDE 213 179 102 69
DETROL LA 208 154 103 136
AGGRENOX 205 170 104 184
MUPIROCIN 203 156 105 151
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201 178 106 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200 129 107 20
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 187 172 108 168
VALPROIC ACID 183 68 109 249
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 183 139 109 137
GLYBURIDE 182 142 R 111 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 181 141 112 56
SEROQUEL XR 176 79 113 203
SPIRIVA 173 153 114 73
METOLAZONE 172 152 115 170
JANTOVEN 171 136 116 113
BUPROPION HCL 170 150 117 235
TRAVATAN Z 169 167 118 226
VESICARE 167 155 119 133
AMOXICILLIN 167 128 119 101
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 166 133 121 160
HYDROXYZINE HCL 161 110 R 122 190
PEN NEEDLE 157 125 123 171
LATANOPROST 157 156 123 229
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 155 98 125 246
LACTULOSE 154 89 126 199
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 153 131 127 120
PRIMIDONE 153 126 127 242
VOLTAREN 150 131 129 196
DILANTIN 150 89 129 240
LITHIUM CARBONATE 149 35 131 251
MEGESTROL ACETATE 148 138 R 132 188
AMIODARONE HCL 148 136 132 189
NYSTOP 148 119 132 234
BUPROPION XL 147 76 135 222
CLONIDINE 147 109 135 276
NYAMYC 146 110 10 137 278
LAMOTRIGINE 144 62 138 175
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 142 120 139 281
METHOTREXATE 141 141 140 227
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 140 47 141 233
SANTYL 140 113 141 241
KETOCONAZOLE 139 85 143 219
BYSTOLIC 138 133 144 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137 125 145 22
OXYCONTIN 136 113 S2 146 126
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 135 121 147 164
MORPHINE SULFATE 134 130 S2 148 224
RANITIDINE HCL 132 131 149 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL 129 105 150 192
LOVASTATIN 129 116 150 38
MINOCYCLINE HCL 126 100 152 291
KLOR-CON M10 126 123 152 130
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 122 93 154 255
TERAZOSIN HCL 121 98 155 112
GALANTAMINE HBR 121 121 155 293
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 112 157 25
OLANZAPINE ODT 116 80 158 296
TRANSDERM-SCOP 116 51 158 296
MIDODRINE HCL 114 74 160 256
PROPRANOLOL HCL 112 70 161 97
CRESTOR 111 109 162 34
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 111 70 162 247
JANUVIA 110 94 164 88
LOVAZA 109 51 165 183
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 91 166 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 106 79 167 96
LIDOCAINE HCL 102 67 168 308
MECLIZINE HCL 100 81 169 211
NAPROXEN 99 58 170 94
SUCRALFATE 99 75 170 131
PREMARIN 97 82 R 172 116
TRILIPIX 93 25 173 254
FLUCONAZOLE 93 78 173 161
TOPIRAMATE 91 44 175 177
SINGULAIR 91 69 175 106
ACTOS 90 77 177 119
METHADONE HCL 89 12 S2 178 129
RIVASTIGMINE 89 75 178 259
LEVEMIR 88 69 180 207
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 87 181 51
CEFUROXIME 86 72 182 182
PROCRIT 86 80 182 314
PHENYTOIN 85 33 184 285
RESTASIS 83 64 185 315
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 82 70 186 220
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 70 186 62
LABETALOL HCL 82 70 186 200
ACTONEL 82 80 186 236
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 81 51 190 204
DICYCLOMINE HCL 80 65 191 279
CHOLESTYRAMINE 80 78 191 257
EVISTA 80 80 191 121
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 79 40 R 194 276
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78 78 195 198
FENOFIBRATE 78 58 195 77
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 76 60 S2 197 104
ZYPREXA 75 33 198 267
NITROFURANTOIN 74 63 199 270
INVEGA 73 18 200 288
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 72 70 201 264
PRADAXA 71 71 202 236
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 71 53 202 270
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 71 60 202 324
IBUPROFEN 70 33 205 102
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70 58 205 152
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 69 207 153
TIZANIDINE HCL 69 53 207 166
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 67 65 209 326
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 54 209 194
DILTIAZEM ER 67 67 209 109
BUMETANIDE 66 50 212 103
NITROSTAT 66 56 212 328
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 65 64 214 331
TORSEMIDE 65 42 214 171
DILTIAZEM HCL 65 62 214 244
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 42 R 217 138
LATUDA 63 11 218 333
LOPERAMIDE 63 63 218 260
CEFTRIAXONE 63 55 218 333
HYDROCORTISONE 63 39 218 221
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 62 49 222 337
LUMIGAN 62 62 222 337
METFORMIN HCL ER 61 61 224 58
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 61 41 224 292
TAZTIA XT 61 61 224 300
GEODON 60 25 227 339
PATANOL 60 57 227 339
TIMOLOL MALEATE 59 59 229 342
ARICEPT 57 57 230 349
AVODART 57 45 230 218
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 26 230 155
ONDANSETRON HCL 57 37 230 282
SYMBICORT 56 56 234 163
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 55 0 235 359
FANAPT 55 23 235 275
VENTOLIN HFA 54 27 237 180
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 54 49 237 293
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 42 237 191
TRICOR 53 22 240 143
BENICAR 53 53 240 231
PROAIR HFA 52 36 242 54
BUDESONIDE 51 51 243 299
FLOVENT HFA 51 18 243 310
SOTALOL 51 41 243 178
GEMFIBROZIL 50 25 246 83
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 Sept. 24, 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.