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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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78,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 14

$4.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 14

1,303 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

17% of this provider’s 1,303 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 1,303 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 66,374 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

60 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 31.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 3,083 2,561 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,940 2,550 10 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 2,627 2,283 3 3
LISINOPRIL 2,238 1,954 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,022 1,812 5 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,978 1,949 6 8
NAMENDA 1,955 1,903 7 10
SIMVASTATIN 1,827 1,451 8 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,761 1,510 9 7
MIRTAZAPINE 1,595 1,499 10 10 13
JANTOVEN 1,539 1,472 10 11 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,478 1,257 12 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,443 1,332 13 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,412 1,240 14 12
TRAMADOL HCL 1,249 1,053 15 16
GABAPENTIN 1,217 918 16 11
NOVOLOG 1,167 959 10 17 22
LANTUS 1,098 920 10 18 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,066 899 19 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 982 900 20 15
CARVEDILOL 804 713 21 17
BUMETANIDE 791 739 10 22 41
CYMBALTA 786 655 23 32
KLOR-CON M20 779 683 10 24 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 766 650 25 29
SERTRALINE HCL 749 684 26 19
RISPERIDONE 741 548 27 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 704 614 28 40
DIGOXIN 651 579 29 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 602 578 30 31
KLOR-CON M10 560 505 10 31 50
FAMOTIDINE 551 461 32 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 544 510 33 44
METFORMIN HCL 539 407 34 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 536 477 35 25
EXELON 521 496 36 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 502 366 S2 37 55
FENTANYL 482 397 S2 38 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 475 453 39 51
CLOPIDOGREL 469 388 40 43
FENOFIBRATE 461 323 41 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 449 397 42 24
TRAZODONE HCL 411 316 43 39
SEROQUEL 396 350 44 64
CLONIDINE HCL 384 342 45 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 378 294 46 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364 346 47 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 344 274 48 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 340 198 49 61
ATENOLOL 336 323 50 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 334 267 51 37
GLIPIZIDE 331 269 52 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 325 274 53 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 318 253 54 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 314 261 55 49
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 311 303 56 73
HALOPERIDOL 297 236 57 84
PLAVIX 293 255 58 65
LEVETIRACETAM 270 198 59 72
OXYCODONE HCL 263 196 S2 60 45
NYSTOP 262 241 61 92
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 260 174 62 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 255 210 63 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 255 237 63 71
LIDOCAINE HCL 249 227 65 98
LIDODERM 249 188 65 79
ALLOPURINOL 246 219 67 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 244 134 R 68 81
LYRICA 242 197 69 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239 225 70 35
RISPERDAL CONSTA 228 167 71 100
PAROXETINE HCL 223 192 72 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 222 205 73 78
MEGESTROL ACETATE 221 187 R 74 104
INSULIN SYRINGE 217 178 75 108
BACLOFEN 216 135 76 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 214 201 S2 77 76
CLOZAPINE 213 57 78 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 212 203 79 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 212 200 79 90
AMIODARONE HCL 211 192 81 111
LEVOFLOXACIN 208 191 82 88
CEPHALEXIN 206 167 83 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 205 145 84 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202 171 85 27
VESICARE 201 166 86 94
CEFTRIAXONE 192 172 87 120
MELOXICAM 191 143 88 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 189 158 89 96
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 181 67 R 90 124
DIOVAN 176 164 91 125
OXYCONTIN 176 141 S2 91 93
GLYBURIDE 171 128 R 93 91
OLANZAPINE 170 95 94 100
RANITIDINE HCL 170 144 94 48
DETROL LA 169 129 96 128
CEFUROXIME 167 157 97 130
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 167 119 97 130
ABILIFY 160 126 99 99
FINASTERIDE 160 142 99 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 158 114 R 101 137
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 158 80 101 137
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 157 136 103 83
AGGRENOX 156 144 104 139
NYSTATIN 155 128 105 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 154 141 106 103
PREDNISONE 153 132 107 63
HUMALOG 151 115 108 114
ENABLEX 149 124 109 115
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 148 140 110 142
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 148 141 110 142
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 146 84 S2 112 144
SPIRIVA 145 112 113 145
JANUVIA 142 138 114 104
GLUCAGEN 135 129 10 115 147
METOLAZONE 135 119 115 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 132 107 117 116
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 129 101 118 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 128 73 119 107
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 128 115 119 152
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 128 127 119 152
KETOCONAZOLE 126 80 122 154
LAMOTRIGINE 125 35 123 155
LATANOPROST 122 113 124 156
DILTIAZEM ER 121 121 125 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 79 125 157
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119 81 127 74
LACTULOSE 117 103 128 159
LEXAPRO 116 94 129 119
GALANTAMINE HBR 113 113 130 160
VENTOLIN HFA 108 73 131 162
VERAPAMIL ER 107 107 132 163
SEROQUEL XR 107 80 132 163
LEVEMIR 106 88 134 135
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 74 S2 135 68
HYDROXYZINE HCL 104 65 R 136 165
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 84 136 127
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104 74 136 116
TRAVATAN Z 103 103 139 166
CHOLESTYRAMINE 103 69 139 166
NITROSTAT 103 91 139 166
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101 101 142 129
CLONIDINE 101 86 142 169
PRADAXA 100 96 144 170
VALPROIC ACID 98 40 145 171
GENERLAC 97 65 146 172
RAMIPRIL 96 72 147 133
PROAIR HFA 95 55 148 112
MIDODRINE HCL 95 81 148 173
LOPERAMIDE 94 89 150 174
ENDOCET 94 55 S2 150 141
BUPROPION HCL 92 48 152 175
SANTYL 92 77 152 121
LITHIUM CARBONATE 91 44 154 176
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91 83 154 89
BUDESONIDE 89 66 156 178
GEMFIBROZIL 89 74 156 139
ENULOSE 88 53 158 179
COMBIVENT 88 40 158 179
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 87 158 75
TOPIRAMATE 87 43 161 134
VOLTAREN 87 66 161 181
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83 70 163 182
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 80 67 164 184
BUPROPION HCL SR 79 44 165 185
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 64 165 185
ONDANSETRON HCL 78 69 167 187
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 78 167 187
FLUCONAZOLE 77 66 169 189
TAMIFLU 77 66 169 189
DILTIAZEM HCL 77 77 169 189
AMOXICILLIN 76 65 172 146
LOVAZA 76 60 172 193
MORPHINE SULFATE 74 58 S2 174 194
LOVASTATIN 73 65 175 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 51 175 195
SUCRALFATE 73 50 175 132
NEXIUM 72 56 178 95
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 72 54 178 197
BYETTA 72 44 178 197
SOTALOL 71 71 181 199
TERAZOSIN HCL 71 59 181 199
TRICOR 70 57 183 201
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 69 183 102
GEODON 70 36 183 201
OFLOXACIN 68 67 186 203
METHOTREXATE 66 66 187 206
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 66 23 187 206
METHADONE HCL 66 38 S2 187 206
ZETIA 65 59 190 148
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 64 44 R 191 211
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 63 51 192 212
GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 63 49 192 212
RENVELA 62 36 194 214
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 56 195 149
AMITIZA 61 55 195 215
AZITHROMYCIN 61 48 195 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 23 R 195 215
BYSTOLIC 60 60 199 217
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 59 51 200 219
INVEGA 59 54 200 219
DILANTIN 58 43 202 221
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 57 57 203 223
NYAMYC 57 38 203 223
METRONIDAZOLE 57 39 203 223
MINOCYCLINE HCL 55 51 206 150
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 54 54 207 230
PHENADOZ 54 44 10 207 230
TIMOLOL MALEATE 54 54 207 230
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 53 41 210 234
LABETALOL HCL 53 53 210 126
DOXEPIN HCL 53 36 210 234
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 52 50 213 236
TRANSDERM-SCOP 52 36 213 236
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 52 52 213 236
MUPIROCIN 51 45 216 241
CILOSTAZOL 51 51 216 241
PATANOL 51 41 216 241
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 30 219 245
PEN NEEDLE 50 43 219 245
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 Dec. 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.