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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 973

$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 973

460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
32% 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

10% of this provider’s 460 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 460 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 11,913 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 778 730 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 719 669 2 5
LISINOPRIL 646 579 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477 466 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 451 420 5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 430 290 S3 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319 302 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 254 8 13
FUROSEMIDE 277 258 9 6
CARVEDILOL 247 247 10 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 225 11 17
GABAPENTIN 232 207 12 12
METFORMIN HCL 199 171 13 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198 196 14 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 197 197 15 26
SERTRALINE HCL 192 172 16 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 187 177 17 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 165 18 19
DIGOXIN 150 150 19 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148 138 20 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148 129 20 20
CRESTOR 139 137 22 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138 119 23 24
TRAMADOL HCL 132 122 24 18
GEMFIBROZIL 128 117 25 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 108 26 25
ATENOLOL 125 125 26 16
NAMENDA 122 122 28 31
ALLOPURINOL 122 118 28 29
FENTANYL 119 110 S2 30 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 82 31 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107 107 32 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 83 33 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 92 34 14
NITROFURANTOIN 83 83 35 270
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 80 36 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 77 R 37 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 79 38 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 70 39 80
PREDNISONE 75 71 40 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 70 41 46
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69 59 42 96
SINGULAIR 68 62 43 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 46 S2 44 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 59 45 194
NEXIUM 62 48 46 30
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 59 47 112
DILTIAZEM ER 58 58 48 109
RANITIDINE HCL 58 22 48 45
RISPERIDONE 57 55 50 65
DETROL LA 56 54 51 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 51 52 22
CLONIDINE HCL 53 50 53 67
CYMBALTA 51 25 54 40
MELOXICAM 51 46 54 23
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 51 54 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 36 57 125
CELEBREX 50 50 57 91
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 Nov. 5, 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.