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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 973

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 973

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

11% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 603 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 10,489 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 750 594 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 479 389 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 448 343 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 411 316 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392 177 S3 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 377 233 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344 266 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312 280 8 13
METFORMIN HCL 295 230 9 8
LISINOPRIL 276 253 10 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267 220 11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 257 233 12 10
ATENOLOL 254 214 13 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 253 214 14 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 148 15 14
MELOXICAM 156 139 16 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 89 17 20
DIGOXIN 143 127 18 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 112 19 17
NAMENDA 121 104 20 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 101 21 22
GLYBURIDE 117 86 R 22 59
AZITHROMYCIN 113 90 23 47
PREDNISONE 112 98 24 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 87 25 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107 99 26 140
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101 90 27 71
SERTRALINE HCL 100 71 28 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97 96 29 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 73 30 76
NEXIUM 93 32 31 30
CEPHALEXIN 92 69 32 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 17 R 33 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 67 34 160
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 72 34 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 64 34 37
GEMFIBROZIL 84 34 37 83
CARVEDILOL 83 72 38 27
TRAMADOL HCL 82 60 39 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 64 40 57
SYNTHROID 79 73 41 50
CYMBALTA 75 52 42 40
GABAPENTIN 74 56 43 12
FENTANYL 73 47 S2 44 53
LANTUS 72 68 45 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 50 46 68
CLOPIDOGREL 69 65 46 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 42 48 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 32 48 86
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 21 S2 50 74
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 61 51 332
LEVETIRACETAM 62 35 52 162
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 25 53 36
ZETIA 61 61 53 81
RISPERIDONE 60 49 55 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60 56 55 24
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 59 53 R 57 193
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 55 57 62
CELEBREX 58 39 59 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 52 59 92
PLAVIX 57 57 61 78
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 46 62 87
RANITIDINE HCL 54 28 63 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54 54 63 137
METHADONE HCL 54 15 S2 63 129
PROAIR HFA 52 29 66 54
GLIPIZIDE 51 41 67 69
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 47 68 51
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 Aug. 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.