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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,806Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 324

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 324

662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

8% of this provider’s 662 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 662 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 23,366 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
JANTOVEN 1,470 1,356 10 1 94
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,166 1,145 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,074 922 S3 3 5
MIRTAZAPINE 801 789 4 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 745 705 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 718 672 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 703 695 7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 666 633 8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 644 574 9 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 625 614 10 4
LISINOPRIL 601 585 11 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 457 451 12 11
GABAPENTIN 383 322 13 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 342 339 14 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 328 316 15 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297 297 16 14
SERTRALINE HCL 297 285 16 23
ATENOLOL 277 277 18 18
NAMENDA 259 247 19 31
FAMOTIDINE 236 230 20 62
METFORMIN HCL 233 214 21 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 212 22 16
CARVEDILOL 223 223 23 22
CEPHALEXIN 220 205 24 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212 212 25 15
RISPERIDONE 184 175 26 77
CYMBALTA 175 158 27 45
LIDODERM 167 166 28 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 166 156 29 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 165 150 30 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162 155 31 26
DIGOXIN 162 158 31 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158 152 33 21
CLOPIDOGREL 150 149 34 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 147 146 35 134
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 139 36 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 139 36 65
PREMARIN 137 135 R 38 122
ALLOPURINOL 137 137 38 27
METOLAZONE 132 119 40 147
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 132 114 40 112
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 131 103 42 164
WARFARIN SODIUM 129 121 43 10
LANTUS 127 105 44 39
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 116 103 45 245
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 115 103 46 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114 112 47 91
KLOR-CON M10 110 108 48 117
SYNTHROID 110 106 48 30
GLIPIZIDE 104 94 50 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100 100 51 54
PREDNISONE 95 92 52 36
NOVOLOG 93 90 53 60
EXELON 93 93 53 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 81 55 32
NYSTATIN 88 88 56 165
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 88 56 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 80 56 55
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 87 87 59 181
AZITHROMYCIN 85 74 60 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 80 61 12
FENTANYL 83 70 S2 61 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 82 63 99
BUMETANIDE 80 80 64 82
TRAZODONE HCL 78 66 65 42
CALCITONIN-SALMON 77 67 66 242
VESICARE 77 73 66 166
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 64 68 80
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 74 R 68 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 60 68 67
PAROXETINE HCL 74 74 71 72
RANITIDINE HCL 74 74 71 58
FLUCONAZOLE 74 61 71 180
CLONIDINE HCL 72 60 74 53
CELEBREX 72 63 74 96
SEROQUEL 71 68 76 177
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 69 S2 77 97
AMOXICILLIN 70 69 77 137
PLAVIX 68 68 79 63
LORTAB 67 67 S3 10 80 322
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 64 81 106
FINASTERIDE 66 66 81 101
EVISTA 64 53 83 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63 63 84 20
AMIODARONE HCL 61 61 85 151
DIOVAN 61 61 85 56
DETROL LA 59 50 87 155
DOXEPIN HCL 56 56 88 220
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 55 88 125
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55 55 90 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 44 91 37
ESTRADIOL 54 46 R 91 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 44 93 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 41 93 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 51 93 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52 52 96 187
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52 52 96 199
CLONIDINE 51 51 98 218
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 50 99 46
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. 15, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.