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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,180Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 973

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 973

408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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

6% of this provider’s 408 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 408 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,718 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$83 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 778 714 1 2
LISINOPRIL 555 433 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 494 445 3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403 332 4 15
TRAMADOL HCL 383 287 5 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332 315 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 328 235 7 1
NAMENDA 327 327 8 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306 270 9 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278 222 S3 10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 254 225 11 5
CARVEDILOL 243 202 12 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236 175 13 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 185 14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 229 204 15 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 218 217 16 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206 185 17 9
CRESTOR 176 154 18 34
GABAPENTIN 176 129 18 12
EXELON 170 170 20 117
CYMBALTA 160 137 21 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 117 22 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 129 115 23 41
SPIRIVA 125 124 24 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 120 96 25 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 98 26 13
CLOPIDOGREL 113 99 27 44
METFORMIN HCL 111 56 28 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 102 29 46
FENOFIBRATE 107 72 30 77
BYSTOLIC 100 98 31 110
EXFORGE 95 79 32 216
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 82 32 60
ALLOPURINOL 94 81 34 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 82 35 20
DIOVAN 92 88 35 63
FAMOTIDINE 91 61 37 61
TRAZODONE HCL 90 75 38 48
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 72 39 142
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 67 40 80
SEROQUEL XR 86 77 41 203
FENTANYL 86 86 S2 41 53
ZETIA 85 75 43 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 83 43 37
ABILIFY 84 71 45 146
NOVOLOG 83 57 46 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 82 82 47 10
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 64 48 95
JANTOVEN 78 78 49 113
TEKTURNA 74 71 50 230
MELOXICAM 73 66 51 23
KLOR-CON M20 72 62 52 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 67 53 70
COMBIVENT 68 47 54 186
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 65 54 87
PLAVIX 68 58 54 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 62 54 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 51 58 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 46 59 72
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 63 59 17
PROAIR HFA 64 58 59 54
KLOR-CON M10 64 63 59 130
VESICARE 62 56 63 133
ATELVIA 61 61 64 279
DIGOXIN 60 60 65 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 44 66 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 37 66 58
LEVEMIR 56 41 66 207
SINGULAIR 53 31 69 106
GLIPIZIDE 52 32 70 69
LANTUS 52 41 70 39
NEXIUM 52 31 70 30
LYRICA 51 24 73 118
REBIF 50 0 74 373
MOMETASONE FUROATE 50 40 74 373
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 April 21, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.