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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 20

$573K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 20

368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

15% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 368 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 445 339 61 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389 166 73 S3 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 244 152 42 3 6
ALPRAZOLAM 244 104 43 B 3 23
OMEPRAZOLE 228 130 40 5 4
LISINOPRIL 224 162 39 6 5
ATENOLOL 217 136 32 7 14
SIMVASTATIN 177 132 32 8 2
METFORMIN HCL 177 107 29 8 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 173 137 24 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172 132 29 11 8
CEPHALEXIN 166 89 87 12 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 164 82 21 13 59
GABAPENTIN 161 91 24 14 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139 80 25 15 33
CLOPIDOGREL 137 84 20 16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 118 25 17 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129 124* 23 17 7
BUMETANIDE 127 96 30 19 36
NAPROXEN 126 49 28 20 105
AZITHROMYCIN 120 61 66 21 31
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115 13 18 S2 22 111
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 91 16 23 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110 105* 18 24 16
PREDNISONE 106 72 26 25 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 82 13 26 65
ALLOPURINOL 104 85 17 27 24
LORAZEPAM 102 44 25 B 28 40
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 18 25 S2 29 114
PROAIR HFA 90 61 23 30 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 70 13 31 19
NEXIUM 86 36 13 32 33
MELOXICAM 84 49 14 33 27
CEFADROXIL 83 44 43 34 117
PAROXETINE HCL 83 <11 <11 34 57
CYMBALTA 81 48 12 36 37
DIGOXIN 70 52 14 37 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 0 13 R 38 67
NAMENDA 68 <11 <11 39 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 41 13 40 51
MORPHINE SULFATE 65 <11 18 S2 41 133
AMOXICILLIN 64 39 37 42 136
GLIMEPIRIDE 64 <11 <11 42 48
CELEBREX 62 57* 11 44 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 <11 <11 R 45 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 <11 <11 46 39
FAMOTIDINE* 58 39 12 46 83
ESTRADIOL 57 <11 <11 R 48 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 <11 <11 49 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 30 34 50 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 <11 <11 50 22
CARVEDILOL 52 <11 <11 52 29
LANTUS 52 23 12 52 42
SYMBICORT 52 <11 <11 52 103
NASONEX 51 19 11 55 155
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 40 27 55 155
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 29 16 S3 57 159
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 50 18 13 S3 57 159
VOLTAREN 50 33 19 57 92
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 Feb. 11, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.