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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 21

$966K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 21

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,695 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 835 748 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 723 646 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 665 497 S3 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 580 512 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 548 499 5 5
LISINOPRIL 477 450 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 426 7 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 468 423 8 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 464 427 9 9
SIMVASTATIN 395 346 10 2
METFORMIN HCL 273 242 11 10
ATENOLOL 263 216 12 13
LOVASTATIN 255 252 13 45
BUMETANIDE 244 233 14 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238 222 15 15
NAMENDA 223 219 16 28
GABAPENTIN 221 150 17 11
PREDNISONE 221 193 17 24
ALLOPURINOL 204 168 19 23
NEXIUM 195 143 20 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192 181 21 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 149 22 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 172 149 23 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171 153 24 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 147 25 20
TRAMADOL HCL 158 113 26 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 156 134 27 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 156 138 27 44
BYSTOLIC 145 117 29 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 140 29 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 138 31 19
CARVEDILOL 141 126 32 26
DETROL LA 136 132 33 94
RANITIDINE HCL 133 78 34 52
MELOXICAM 133 133 34 22
OXYCODONE HCL 133 48 S2 34 81
LANTUS 131 127 37 34
FENTANYL 131 73 S2 37 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 83 39 21
DILTIAZEM ER 126 122 40 100
DIGOXIN 125 116 41 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 120 42 81
CYMBALTA 119 92 43 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117 94 R 44 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 114 44 36
GEMFIBROZIL 114 103 46 72
CEPHALEXIN 113 100 47 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113 101 47 27
PAROXETINE HCL 107 76 49 41
RISPERIDONE 106 87 50 46
EVISTA 105 104 51 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105 93 51 109
ZETIA 102 74 53 87
CLOPIDOGREL 102 98 53 46
SERTRALINE HCL 102 77 53 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 71 56 48
SUCRALFATE 94 66 57 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL 84 78 58 72
EXELON 83 66 59 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 78 59 40
SYNTHROID 82 79 61 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 61 61 92
CELEBREX 79 79 63 119
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 79 63 68
AZITHROMYCIN 78 70 65 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 63 66 58
PEN NEEDLE 76 68 67 122
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 74 68 42
CRESTOR 71 58 69 33
SOTALOL 70 70 70 127
FLUOCINONIDE 70 66 70 127
GLYBURIDE 69 69 R 72 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 68 73 65
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 54 73 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 28 R 75 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 62 76 64
MUPIROCIN 66 66 76 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 53 78 38
MECLIZINE HCL 64 51 78 131
VERAPAMIL ER 63 50 80 132
PLAVIX 62 58 81 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 60 82 136
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 13 82 136
SINGULAIR 61 61 82 55
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 53 82 98
LYRICA 59 28 86 105
LEVETIRACETAM 58 22 87 79
LANOXIN 57 57 88 143
JANUVIA 57 57 88 107
DOXEPIN HCL 57 36 88 143
DIOVAN 55 55 91 66
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 37 92 111
SPIRIVA 51 51 93 75
PREMARIN 51 50 R 93 89
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 46 95 88
PROAIR HFA 50 43 95 39
LIPITOR 50 49 95 156
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 July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.