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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 973

$843K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 973

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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 545 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,555 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LISINOPRIL 696 531 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 580 492 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 560 443 3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 526 318 S3 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480 378 5 7
METFORMIN HCL 478 366 6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 420 369 7 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 328 272 8 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322 215 9 22
OMEPRAZOLE 314 236 10 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 299 243 11 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290 175 12 9
TRAMADOL HCL 234 153 13 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210 140 14 13
DIGOXIN 198 169 15 32
METHYLDOPA 192 151 R 10 16 258
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 188 157 R 17 52
LOVASTATIN 182 162 18 38
PREDNISONE 176 127 19 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 145 20 15
FENTANYL 169 66 S2 21 53
ATENOLOL 167 131 22 16
SERTRALINE HCL 153 93 23 21
CRESTOR 150 117 24 34
RANITIDINE HCL 144 73 25 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135 88 26 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 40 R 27 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 122 85 28 56
GABAPENTIN 120 33 29 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118 98 30 36
MIRTAZAPINE 117 84 31 43
CARVEDILOL 115 102 32 27
VERAPAMIL ER 106 74 33 111
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 92 33 28
CLOPIDOGREL 105 76 35 44
OXYCONTIN 105 35 S2 35 126
FENOFIBRATE 104 71 37 77
KLOR-CON 10 104 90 37 128
NEXIUM 102 21 39 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 101 96 40 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101 87 40 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 76 42 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 96 31 S2 43 74
CLONIDINE HCL 94 72 44 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 74 45 11
BACLOFEN 92 30 45 123
PLAVIX 91 66 47 78
NIFEDIPINE ER 90 81 48 167
BUPROPION HCL 84 45 49 235
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83 71 50 17
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 32 50 93
JANUVIA 79 67 52 88
NOVOLOG 78 51 53 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 41 54 35
MELOXICAM 75 31 55 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 72 44 56 14
HUMALOG 70 40 57 127
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 52 57 97
CYMBALTA 69 47 59 40
TRAZODONE HCL 69 40 59 48
JANTOVEN 67 38 61 113
FAMOTIDINE 66 30 62 61
OLANZAPINE 66 55 62 122
VERAPAMIL HCL 65 52 64 293
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 64 65 51
LANTUS 64 40 65 39
LEVEMIR 63 38 67 207
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 48 68 152
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 41 68 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 38 70 70
ZETIA 58 58 71 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 23 R 71 138
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 57 73 19
SPIRIVA 57 45 73 73
ALLOPURINOL 57 41 73 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 50 76 92
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 30 76 153
SUCRALFATE 55 48 78 131
SYMBICORT 55 19 78 163
PRIMIDONE 53 50 80 242
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 48 81 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 46 81 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 21 83 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 25 83 55
GLYBURIDE 51 51 R 83 59
TOPIRAMATE 51 13 83 177
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 50 25 87 204
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.