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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 973

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 973

522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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 522 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 522 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 8,024 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548 401 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 374 282 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 193 S3 3 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 364 247 4 11
LISINOPRIL 317 246 5 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 310 180 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 288 251 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 285 163 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 148 9 13
NAMENDA 208 190 10 31
GABAPENTIN 205 79 11 12
METFORMIN HCL 203 150 12 8
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 182 37 S2 13 74
NEXIUM 180 122 14 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179 131 15 7
TRAMADOL HCL 171 121 16 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166 57 17 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 120 18 9
TRAZODONE HCL 148 51 19 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 111 20 14
CARVEDILOL 141 94 21 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 65 22 25
SPIRIVA 124 63 23 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 80 24 68
ATENOLOL 114 92 25 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 112 107 26 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 66 27 17
LYRICA 102 50 27 118
MELOXICAM 102 82 27 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 97 77 30 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 69 30 37
TIZANIDINE HCL 94 23 32 166
PROAIR HFA 91 33 33 54
OXYCODONE HCL 88 15 S2 34 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 55 35 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 68 35 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 37 37 36
ALLOPURINOL 82 54 38 29
SERTRALINE HCL 81 72 39 21
PREDNISONE 81 63 39 33
EXELON 80 68 41 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 22 42 70
ZETIA 76 46 43 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 15 R 44 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 12 S2 44 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69 56 46 86
DIOVAN 69 37 46 63
CYMBALTA 67 24 48 40
MIRTAZAPINE 66 52 49 43
FENTANYL 65 22 S2 50 53
CRESTOR 63 23 51 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 31 52 49
KLOR-CON M20 62 40 52 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 30 54 120
SINGULAIR 54 34 55 106
OXYCONTIN 54 17 S2 55 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 53 57 24
LEXAPRO 52 37 58 208
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 30 58 93
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 29 60 28
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 8, 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.