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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,713Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 324

$7.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 324

1,839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 1,839 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,839 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 10,651 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

39% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$225 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,452 370 S3 1 5
ZOSTAVAX 867 775 2 138
LISINOPRIL 770 361 3 3
NORVIR 713 41 4 167
OMEPRAZOLE 679 326 5 6
GABAPENTIN 631 190 6 13
TRUVADA 627 61 7 179
SIMVASTATIN 550 356 8 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438 296 9 2
FUROSEMIDE 426 201 10 7
ATRIPLA 412 11 10 11 198
ISENTRESS 399 25 12 201
REYATAZ 384 52 10 13 204
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363 195 14 4
DRONABINOL 359 0 10 15 210
TRAZODONE HCL 341 113 16 42
PREZISTA 336 0 17 215
METFORMIN HCL 333 182 18 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 325 63 19 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315 127 20 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 312 190 21 16
PROAIR HFA 306 34 22 50
EPZICOM 289 23 23 223
OXYCONTIN 288 15 S2 24 108
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286 131 25 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 279 169 26 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 274 88 R 27 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 135 28 11
MIRTAZAPINE 251 52 29 41
ENDOCET 250 16 S2 30 161
IBUPROFEN 249 46 31 130
VIREAD 242 0 32 228
NEXIUM 242 52 32 33
CARISOPRODOL 239 31 R 34 115
TRAMADOL HCL 235 68 35 19
OXYCODONE HCL 226 30 S2 36 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 218 126 37 26
SERTRALINE HCL 217 101 38 23
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 216 21 10 39 235
FLUOXETINE HCL 214 90 40 67
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 208 21 S2 41 89
METHADONE HCL 208 0 S2 41 142
RANITIDINE HCL 205 86 43 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197 73 44 32
AZITHROMYCIN 196 55 45 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195 74 46 21
CLOPIDOGREL 191 94 47 38
MELOXICAM 190 134 48 29
CYMBALTA 185 20 49 45
SUSTIVA 184 33 10 50 242
WARFARIN SODIUM 184 75 50 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184 49 50 54
TRICOR 178 20 53 126
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 177 74 R 54 66
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 175 28 10 55 246
BACLOFEN 174 41 56 124
ATENOLOL 169 122 57 18
ACYCLOVIR 163 25 58 232
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161 67 59 34
SPIRIVA 155 32 60 70
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 124 61 24
ESTRADIOL 151 67 R 62 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149 60 63 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 146 49 64 91
SINGULAIR 145 18 65 92
INTELENCE 137 0 66 257
LYRICA 135 0 67 107
PROMETHAZINE HCL 129 14 R 68 170
KALETRA 126 23 69 266
PREMARIN 122 91 R 70 122
DEXILANT 122 29 70 194
PLAVIX 120 53 72 63
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 120 102 72 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 120 0 72 144
VIRAMUNE XR 119 0 75 276
DICYCLOMINE HCL 116 39 76 214
FLUCONAZOLE 115 13 77 180
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 25 78 61
CRESTOR 114 47 78 28
SYMBICORT 111 0 80 183
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 76 81 17
FENTANYL 108 22 S2 82 64
LANSOPRAZOLE 107 29 83 139
FENOFIBRATE 105 40 84 79
ABILIFY 103 40 85 174
VENTOLIN HFA 101 23 86 213
NAPROXEN 99 37 87 132
NAMENDA 98 83 88 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 44 89 35
PREDNISONE 95 50 90 36
PAROXETINE HCL 89 26 91 72
LANTUS 89 26 91 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 60 93 15
GLYBURIDE 86 30 R 93 59
TOPIRAMATE 85 0 95 151
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 0 95 125
COMPLERA 85 0 95 296
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 30 95 47
NOVOLOG 85 41 95 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 11 100 143
BUSPIRONE HCL 82 28 101 106
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 19 S2 102 105
ADACEL 79 68 103 302
PREMPRO 79 31 R 103 302
FAMOTIDINE 79 32 103 62
VALACYCLOVIR 76 12 106 308
LAMIVUDINE 75 11 107 310
RISPERIDONE 74 40 108 77
CEPHALEXIN 74 32 108 90
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 50 110 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 33 S2 111 97
LEVETIRACETAM 68 35 111 120
ZIAGEN 66 0 113 324
LEXAPRO 66 29 113 219
BENICAR 65 25 115 160
FINASTERIDE 65 33 115 101
JANUVIA 62 23 117 83
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 61 18 118 339
CARVEDILOL 61 33 118 22
NIASPAN 60 24 120 123
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 46 120 57
CELEBREX 60 36 120 96
LEXIVA 60 0 120 340
OLANZAPINE 58 28 124 121
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 32 124 128
SYNTHROID 57 44 126 30
LOVASTATIN 57 54 126 43
LUNESTA 55 0 128 358
VIRAMUNE 55 0 128 358
SEROQUEL 54 0 130 177
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 0 131 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 17 131 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 14 133 87
BUMETANIDE 52 24 133 82
DETROL LA 51 26 135 155
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 0 R 135 237
ZETIA 51 17 135 68
VIRACEPT 51 20 135 368
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 Jan. 11, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.