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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 11

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 11

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

10% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 20,951 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $46 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 34.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,084 1,024 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 923 849 S3 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 883 844 3 1
GABAPENTIN 833 739 4 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 747 711 5 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 683 666 6 3
LISINOPRIL 576 527 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 527 492 8 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 484 483 9 8
CYMBALTA 460 437 10 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 431 418 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 408 388 12 10
KLOR-CON M20 397 361 13 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 361 349 14 18
NAMENDA 352 352 15 13
NOVOLOG 335 290 16 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 310 298 17 23
METFORMIN HCL 279 253 18 16
EXELON 275 275 19 44
TRAMADOL HCL 265 262 20 31
MIRTAZAPINE 263 251 21 17
LANTUS 250 212 22 20
PREDNISONE 247 245 23 36
SERTRALINE HCL 235 206 24 19
DIGOXIN 233 221 25 28
KLOR-CON M10 220 196 26 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 217 204 27 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208 204 28 26
CARVEDILOL 194 193 29 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 190 178 30 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 185 185 31 35
CLOPIDOGREL 178 161 32 40
SIMVASTATIN 176 152 33 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 168 168 34 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 161 138 35 60
ALLOPURINOL 160 148 36 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154 128 37 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 150 128 38 61
LIDODERM 145 145 39 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 143 40 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 143 105 41 42
FENTANYL 141 140 S2 42 52
PLAVIX 132 127 43 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 130 120 44 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 120 108 45 59
AZITHROMYCIN 110 107 46 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 106 47 37
CEPHALEXIN 105 97 48 82
ATENOLOL 102 102 49 33
DETROL LA 101 91 50 135
TRAZODONE HCL 101 89 50 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 94 52 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 79 52 21
SEROQUEL 99 96 54 78
OLANZAPINE 98 98 55 53
SANTYL 98 89 55 83
OMEPRAZOLE 98 94 55 12
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 97 71 58 104
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 96 92 59 91
RISPERIDONE 94 94 60 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 79 61 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 90 75 62 39
LEVEMIR 82 73 63 108
LATANOPROST 80 80 64 114
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 71 S2 65 99
SUCRALFATE 76 76 66 117
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 71 67 64
NYSTOP 73 62 68 151
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70 70 69 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 61 70 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 57 71 92
CLONIDINE HCL 68 66 71 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 57 71 55
JANUVIA 67 44 74 119
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64 61 75 81
TRAVATAN Z 62 62 76 100
BUPROPION HCL 60 60 77 165
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59 59 78 167
METHOTREXATE 59 58 78 167
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 57 78 75
PRIMIDONE 58 47 81 119
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 53 82 47
FINASTERIDE 57 57 82 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 55 84 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 53 84 84
AMOXICILLIN 53 49 86 180
GLIPIZIDE 52 52 87 55
METOLAZONE 52 38 87 115
NOVOLIN R 51 51 89 103
RANITIDINE HCL 51 39 89 29
PAROXETINE HCL 51 50 89 95
BACLOFEN 50 19 92 87
CLONIDINE 50 50 92 119
OXYCODONE HCL 50 50 S2 92 62
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 April 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.