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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,901Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 324

$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 324

377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 377 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 377 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 7,410 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 514 377 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 427 264 S3 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 410 286 3 6
LISINOPRIL 360 220 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328 256 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 270 161 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 228 160 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216 141 8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 209 145 9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204 136 10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204 147 10 17
TRAMADOL HCL 188 128 12 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 182 159 13 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 97 14 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160 128 15 15
GABAPENTIN 155 110 16 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 116 17 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 142 90 18 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125 107 19 14
CARVEDILOL 122 82 20 22
ALLOPURINOL 115 82 21 27
CLOPIDOGREL 105 63 22 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105 87 22 21
CYMBALTA 103 65 24 45
JANUVIA 103 58 24 83
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 90 24 46
CLONIDINE HCL 101 91 27 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 74 28 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 64 28 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 62 30 37
LANTUS 99 37 30 39
VERAPAMIL ER 95 37 32 127
NIFEDIPINE ER 89 75 33 135
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 53 34 65
NEXIUM 85 25 35 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 73 36 69
PROAIR HFA 83 43 37 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 36 R 38 51
DIGOXIN 80 76 39 40
SERTRALINE HCL 78 68 40 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 47 40 84
ATENOLOL 77 51 42 18
CRESTOR 76 48 43 28
MIRTAZAPINE 75 60 44 41
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 32 44 128
SINGULAIR 73 32 46 92
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 53 S2 46 89
FAMOTIDINE 72 22 48 62
GLIPIZIDE 72 56 48 73
PLAVIX 71 46 50 63
DILTIAZEM ER 70 44 51 128
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 43 52 47
FENTANYL 68 35 S2 52 64
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65 45 54 206
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 52 55 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 64 52 55 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 61 61 57 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 42 58 113
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 35 59 102
CELEBREX 56 48 60 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 24 61 143
LYRICA 54 20 61 107
AZITHROMYCIN 54 35 61 48
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53 28 S3 64 188
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.