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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 973

$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 973

433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 433 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 433 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 11,799 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 596 528 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 547 472 S3 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 512 431 3 1
LISINOPRIL 450 392 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 326 297 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304 291 6 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299 264 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 285 240 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 278 214 9 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 252 234 10 10
ATENOLOL 246 213 11 16
GEMFIBROZIL 245 218 12 83
FUROSEMIDE 229 197 13 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 223 204 14 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 221 216 15 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 174 16 13
ALLOPURINOL 193 132 17 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 161 18 22
TRAMADOL HCL 176 150 19 18
MELOXICAM 175 145 20 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 165 21 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152 126 22 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148 145 23 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 133 24 15
GABAPENTIN 139 104 25 12
MIRTAZAPINE 126 117 26 43
LANTUS 123 98 27 39
ETODOLAC 123 82 27 179
JANUVIA 120 90 29 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 106 30 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 116 30 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 114 87 32 49
BUMETANIDE 113 105 33 103
CLOPIDOGREL 110 110 34 44
DIOVAN 104 86 35 63
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99 81 36 159
DIGOXIN 97 80 37 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 63 S2 38 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 89 39 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 67 40 72
KLOR-CON M20 88 88 41 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 70 42 14
ESTRADIOL 82 60 R 43 100
CYMBALTA 79 70 44 40
TRAZODONE HCL 77 70 45 48
DEXILANT 76 65 46 213
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 58 47 166
NEXIUM 74 45 47 30
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 57 47 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 43 R 50 42
SYMBICORT 72 62 50 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 70 52 60
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67 32 53 168
DETROL LA 67 55 53 136
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65 47 S3 55 134
LOVASTATIN 63 56 56 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 63 R 56 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 61 61 58 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 61 58 46
PLAVIX 60 60 60 78
SYNTHROID 59 56 61 50
SERTRALINE HCL 58 56 62 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 42 63 92
FENTANYL 56 41 S2 63 53
GLYBURIDE 56 56 R 63 59
FLUCONAZOLE 54 41 66 161
ZETIA 54 40 66 81
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 53 68 51
PREMARIN 52 48 R 69 116
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 42 70 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 49 71 35
FAMOTIDINE 50 47 71 61
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.