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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,476Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 973

$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 973

337 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

9% of this provider’s 337 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 337 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 11,055 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

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 516 470 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 461 420 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 456 440 3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 407 384 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349 330 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324 266 S3 6 4
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 290 249 7 55
FAMOTIDINE 246 218 8 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 223 9 11
ATENOLOL 230 198 10 16
TRAMADOL HCL 197 175 11 18
SIMVASTATIN 189 185 12 1
SERTRALINE HCL 180 175 13 21
GABAPENTIN 154 133 14 12
LISINOPRIL 149 145 15 3
METFORMIN HCL 143 119 16 8
MELOXICAM 143 125 16 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 134 18 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 107 18 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135 126 20 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134 102 21 36
PAROXETINE HCL 133 118 22 66
DIGOXIN 131 131 23 32
RISPERIDONE 131 131 23 65
CYMBALTA 122 96 25 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 122 25 26
MIRTAZAPINE 111 111 27 43
CLOPIDOGREL 110 105 28 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 110 98 28 10
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103 103 30 87
TRAZODONE HCL 95 55 31 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 94 32 28
NEXIUM 92 91 33 30
NOVOLOG 90 80 34 82
NAMENDA 88 88 35 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 57 R 36 52
VERAPAMIL ER 77 77 37 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76 58 38 20
ALLOPURINOL 75 63 39 29
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 58 40 51
BACLOFEN 73 21 41 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 56 41 57
CARVEDILOL 71 71 43 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 70 44 85
SPIRONOLACTONE 70 57 44 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 69 46 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 59 46 35
PLAVIX 68 68 48 78
LOVASTATIN 67 65 49 38
LANTUS 66 58 50 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 64 51 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 63 52 125
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 48 53 137
FENTANYL 61 36 S2 53 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 47 55 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 56 55 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 53 57 22
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 54 57 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 58 57 25
DILT-XR 57 57 60 349
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 57 60 62
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57 50 60 164
CELEBREX 54 44 63 91
PROAIR HFA 54 42 63 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 54 63 19
PREDNISONE 54 49 63 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 53 67 72
RANITIDINE HCL 51 28 68 45
OXYCODONE HCL 50 21 S2 69 79
PRISTIQ ER 50 17 69 306
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50 49 69 191
AGGRENOX 50 47 69 184
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 Jan. 30, 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.