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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,176Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 973

$741K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 973

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 478 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 478 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,856 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 640 438 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 492 264 S3 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 480 315 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 462 316 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460 348 5 2
LISINOPRIL 460 332 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 440 324 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375 273 8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 371 288 9 9
GABAPENTIN 298 204 10 12
MELOXICAM 199 142 11 23
PAROXETINE HCL 184 108 12 66
TRAMADOL HCL 162 113 13 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 87 14 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 139 77 R 15 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 76 16 10
ATENOLOL 135 83 17 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 105 18 11
NAMENDA 124 113 19 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121 102 20 13
CYMBALTA 119 105 21 40
SERTRALINE HCL 118 83 22 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 81 23 15
LANTUS 110 78 24 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 75 25 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 104 73 26 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 53 27 49
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103 67 27 108
RANITIDINE HCL 102 43 29 45
AZITHROMYCIN 102 69 29 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 97 31 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 100 32 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 88 32 37
NEXIUM 100 79 32 30
SINGULAIR 97 48 35 106
ESTRADIOL 97 36 R 35 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 67 37 76
MIRTAZAPINE 93 81 38 43
BACLOFEN 93 0 38 123
DIGOXIN 90 61 40 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 81 41 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 56 42 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 80 43 14
PROAIR HFA 82 38 44 54
CARVEDILOL 81 43 45 27
NAPROXEN 81 29 45 94
CRESTOR 80 55 47 34
TRAZODONE HCL 79 15 48 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78 50 49 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 50 50 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77 38 50 194
FAMOTIDINE 76 24 52 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 62 52 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 70 54 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 62 R 54 52
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 32 56 141
NOVOLOG 73 66 57 82
ALLOPURINOL 70 35 58 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 44 59 60
CARBAMAZEPINE 65 0 60 165
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 31 60 35
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 38 62 51
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 45 63 57
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 56 64 152
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 35 65 160
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 38 66 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 52 67 55
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 30 68 120
NOVOLIN 70-30 55 44 68 300
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 42 70 80
CLONIDINE HCL 54 20 70 67
SPIRIVA 54 41 70 73
NIASPAN 53 38 73 132
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 36 74 84
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 Feb. 3, 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.