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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,814Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 42

$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 42

658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

7% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 658 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,506 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 58%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $183 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 595 431 S3 1 14
FUROSEMIDE 468 387 2 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 448 392 3 18
SIMVASTATIN 447 364 4 19
OMEPRAZOLE 414 304 5 10
ADVAIR DISKUS 391 297 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 244 7 21
LISINOPRIL 301 236 8 22
SPIRIVA 299 193 9 1
ATENOLOL 256 208 10 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 248 205 11 24
SERTRALINE HCL 242 189 12 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 232 194 13 15
GABAPENTIN 226 170 14 27
PREDNISONE 214 162 15 3
PROAIR HFA 196 116 16 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 173 17 30
AZITHROMYCIN 186 145 18 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170 126 19 11
COMBIVENT 158 78 20 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 132 21 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145 112 22 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144 134 23 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 138 116 24 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 96 25 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 127 116 26 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 98 27 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 97 28 40
ALLOPURINOL 121 111 29 41
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 118 94 R 30 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 117 105 31 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111 85 32 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 101 33 48
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 106 81 34 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105 44 35 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 59 36 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 90 37 7
AMIODARONE HCL 91 78 38 51
TRAMADOL HCL 86 72 39 53
RANITIDINE HCL 83 63 40 54
CARVEDILOL 79 60 41 55
CLOPIDOGREL 77 45 42 56
NEXIUM 77 39 42 56
VENTOLIN HFA 76 43 44 12
PROVENTIL HFA 76 44 44 58
METFORMIN HCL 75 55 46 59
FINASTERIDE 74 74 47 60
FENTANYL 74 74 S2 47 60
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 21 S2 49 62
SYMBICORT 71 50 50 4
SINGULAIR 71 50 50 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 68 52 65
KLOR-CON M20 65 43 53 68
ACTOS 65 38 53 68
JANTOVEN 61 49 55 70
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 31 56 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 32 57 73
TRAZODONE HCL 57 37 58 75
BUMETANIDE 57 33 58 75
PLAVIX 56 35 60 78
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 55 61 79
EVISTA 55 55 61 79
DOXEPIN HCL 55 34 61 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 34 64 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 41 R 65 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 52 65 85
OLANZAPINE 51 32 67 87
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 34 68 45
LANTUS 50 28 68 88
DIGOXIN 50 36 68 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 25 R 68 88
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 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.