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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 323

$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 323

605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Kansas
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 605 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Kansas
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 628 471 101 S3 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 599 523 102 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495 425 86 3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426 414 80 4 8
METFORMIN HCL 376 311 74 5 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 363 309 61 6 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360 337 72 7 4
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326 303 71 10 8 198
FUROSEMIDE 313 252 67 9 7
OMEPRAZOLE 280 238 56 10 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 277 224 44 11 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 260 233 60 12 80
CLOPIDOGREL 233 217 38 13 22
GABAPENTIN 216 152 44 14 13
ALLOPURINOL 215 198 38 15 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 209 191 38 16 11
CRESTOR 192 187* 27 17 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192 150 39 17 26
ATENOLOL 191 161 40 19 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182 168 42 20 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175 136 35 21 27
ALPRAZOLAM 149 91 26 B 22 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 133 25 23 14
SYNTHROID 145 140* 28 24 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 127* 24 25 15
LISINOPRIL 129 111 26 26 3
MELOXICAM 128 110 30 27 34
TRAMADOL HCL 126 89 28 28 17
HUMALOG 126 100 20 28 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 124 24 30 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 98 23 31 32
LANTUS 111 93 15 32 52
LORAZEPAM 110 70 29 B 33 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 105* 31 33 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 102* 20 35 147
KLOR-CON M20 105 91 27 36 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 85 20 37 25
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96 91* 14 R 38 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94 74 23 39 71
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 87 71 16 40 109
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 66 20 40 48
NAMENDA 85 85 16 42 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83 69 17 43 16
GLYBURIDE 81 76* 14 R 44 106
SERTRALINE HCL 78 50 11 45 23
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 <11 <11 46 49
BYSTOLIC 73 56 14 47 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 59 12 48 37
SUCRALFATE 70 45 17 49 144
DIOVAN 68 68 12 50 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 38 14 51 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 <11 <11 R 51 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 66 15 53 29
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66 50 17 53 145
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 <11 <11 55 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 <11 <11 56 118
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 58* 17 56 12
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 61 42 11 58 126
PROAIR HFA 59 29 14 59 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 54* 17 59 40
LEVEMIR 56 <11 <11 61 151
VICTOZA 2-PAK 56 <11 <11 61 362
CARVEDILOL 53 48* 11 63 21
INSULIN SYRINGE* 52 <11 <11 64 161
NEXIUM 52 39 11 64 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 <11 <11 R 64 60
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Sept. 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.