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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,391Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 324

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 324

1,014 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

12% of this provider’s 1,014 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 1,014 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 25,003 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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 1,225 1,044 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,139 1,014 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,049 823 S3 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 961 785 4 10
LISINOPRIL 815 735 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 767 661 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 690 658 7 4
SIMVASTATIN 677 499 8 1
NAMENDA 621 598 9 31
INSULIN SYRINGE 535 303 10 102
GABAPENTIN 523 385 11 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 494 483 12 25
MIRTAZAPINE 472 423 13 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 471 409 14 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 462 407 15 14
LANTUS 382 212 16 39
SERTRALINE HCL 380 319 17 23
OMEPRAZOLE 373 361 18 6
CARVEDILOL 368 320 19 22
KLOR-CON M20 307 287 20 52
METFORMIN HCL 303 224 21 9
NOVOLOG 302 181 22 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 279 231 23 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 269 267 24 26
TRAZODONE HCL 245 167 25 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 219 26 17
CYMBALTA 220 139 27 45
RISPERIDONE 214 185 28 77
TRAMADOL HCL 209 167 29 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 196 30 12
FENTANYL 201 173 S2 31 64
LEVETIRACETAM 200 134 32 120
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196 137 33 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 173 34 15
PREDNISONE 184 165 35 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 158 35 11
DIOVAN 181 159 37 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179 142 38 54
OLANZAPINE 172 152 39 121
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172 144 39 99
CLOPIDOGREL 170 154 41 38
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 167 160 42 118
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165 158 43 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 164 160 44 80
AMIODARONE HCL 163 121 45 151
CEPHALEXIN 157 136 46 90
DIGOXIN 155 143 47 40
GLIPIZIDE 154 154 48 73
GLIMEPIRIDE 150 126 49 37
METOLAZONE 149 121 50 147
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 131 51 34
LIDODERM 140 135 52 110
OXYCODONE HCL 140 79 S2 52 71
ATENOLOL 136 113 54 18
BACLOFEN 136 63 54 124
KLOR-CON M10 135 111 56 117
OXYCONTIN 135 129 S2 56 108
SANTYL 135 94 56 203
ALLOPURINOL 133 93 59 27
MELOXICAM 133 132 59 29
PAROXETINE HCL 132 86 61 72
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 110 S2 62 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125 116 62 88
EXELON 124 124 64 119
CLONIDINE HCL 122 99 65 53
PLAVIX 122 111 65 63
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 122 122 65 81
NYSTATIN 121 97 68 165
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 92 68 24
HUMALOG 116 99 70 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113 101 71 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112 80 72 32
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 110 81 73 78
NEXIUM 105 84 74 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 99 75 65
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 94 75 84
FAMOTIDINE 102 89 77 62
MUPIROCIN 99 93 78 189
SEROQUEL 98 89 79 177
LAMOTRIGINE 89 44 80 205
BUPROPION HCL SR 86 69 81 157
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 77 82 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 38 82 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 43 84 61
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 64 85 125
CLONIDINE 81 79 86 218
JANUVIA 80 55 87 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80 47 87 113
ONDANSETRON HCL 79 66 89 302
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 77 65 90 153
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 66 90 154
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 57 92 106
AMOXICILLIN 75 68 92 137
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 74 94 47
SPIRIVA 74 61 94 70
DETROL LA 72 72 96 155
TRAVATAN Z 72 48 96 271
TIMOLOL MALEATE 68 46 98 265
LATANOPROST 66 62 99 236
AZITHROMYCIN 65 55 100 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 64 101 149
NITROFURANTOIN 64 50 101 269
AGGRENOX 62 56 103 162
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62 53 103 209
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 52 103 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 24 106 175
LACTULOSE 61 16 106 172
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 36 106 128
LYRICA 60 56 109 107
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 46 110 21
TOPIRAMATE 59 12 110 151
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58 54 112 187
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 46 113 136
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 54 R 114 207
ABILIFY 55 0 115 174
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 55 115 46
CRESTOR 54 41 117 28
LEXAPRO 54 48 117 219
TRICOR 54 20 117 126
PRIMIDONE 54 41 117 277
PEN NEEDLE 53 12 121 146
HYDROCORTISONE 53 51 121 283
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 0 123 211
METHADONE HCL 52 50 S2 123 142
LOVASTATIN 51 49 125 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 39 125 86
NYSTOP 50 37 127 202
EVISTA 50 50 127 116
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 Jan. 21, 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.