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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 973

$612K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 973

470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 470 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 470 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 11,028 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

27 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 734 669 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 492 420 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 470 395 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 443 377 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293 270 5 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 274 6 9
LISINOPRIL 279 244 7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272 203 S3 8 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268 252 9 7
FENTANYL 242 216 S2 10 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 204 156 11 10
SERTRALINE HCL 178 170 12 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166 154 13 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 154 142 14 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 133 15 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 143 127 16 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 142 120 17 14
NAMENDA 133 133 18 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132 132 19 17
METFORMIN HCL 126 121 20 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 122 119 21 36
CARVEDILOL 122 117 21 27
GABAPENTIN 121 106 23 12
MELOXICAM 117 106 24 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 112 74 25 58
PREDNISONE 111 79 26 33
TRAMADOL HCL 108 88 27 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 79 28 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 102 29 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95 90 30 20
DIGOXIN 93 93 31 32
MIRTAZAPINE 93 93 31 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92 88 33 28
CLOPIDOGREL 85 80 34 44
ALLOPURINOL 83 79 35 29
EVISTA 80 80 36 121
ATENOLOL 78 70 37 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 60 38 76
CYMBALTA 75 37 39 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 64 40 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 64 41 56
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 71 41 115
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 40 S2 41 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 65 44 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 68 45 68
NAPROXEN 67 23 46 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 0 R 46 138
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 65 46 85
OXYCODONE HCL 66 21 S2 49 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 42 50 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 43 51 25
SPIRIVA 60 60 52 73
LANTUS 60 56 52 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 49 52 97
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 44 55 135
TERAZOSIN HCL 58 58 55 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 46 55 92
RANITIDINE HCL 57 48 58 45
CEPHALEXIN 56 45 59 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 36 60 35
GLIPIZIDE 54 46 60 69
RISPERIDONE 54 42 60 65
PREMARIN 52 35 R 63 116
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 50 63 22
BUMETANIDE 52 50 63 103
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 51 66 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 38 67 86
NYSTATIN 50 37 67 149
PLAVIX 50 50 67 78
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 Oct. 19, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.