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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 993

$787K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 993

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

13% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596 596 56 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 587 537 93 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 432 419 67 3 7
SERTRALINE HCL 378 326 28 4 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 376 327 94 S3 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354 349* 54 6 10
GABAPENTIN 321 309 50 7 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 315 274 27 8 11
LISINOPRIL 294 252 55 9 3
SIMVASTATIN 274 246 56 10 2
OMEPRAZOLE 257 221 55 11 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 252 252 34 12 31
CARVEDILOL 242 230 43 13 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 240 226 35 A 14 59
FENTANYL 231 201 28 S2 15 58
ALPRAZOLAM 213 208* 32 B 16 23
CYMBALTA 212 212 19 17 35
MIRTAZAPINE 200 200 30 18 42
NAMENDA 199 199 21 19 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178 173* 23 20 50
VESICARE 164 159* 17 21 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 144 26 22 16
DIOVAN 153 148* 11 23 74
CLOPIDOGREL 151 146* 17 24 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 144* 21 25 33
CRESTOR 144 139* 11 26 39
LORAZEPAM 139 108 40 B 27 38
LYRICA 137 88 15 28 94
RISPERIDONE 133 108 15 A 29 80
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124 112 16 30 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 124 18 30 15
NOVOLOG 117 117 17 32 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 110 105* 69 33 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 103* 25 34 26
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 108 96 12 34 166
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105 105 22 36 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101 101 14 37 102
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 99 22 38 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 92* 59 39 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 95 15 40 47
LIDODERM 94 89* 21 41 162
NEXIUM 93 77 12 42 36
LANTUS 93 93 18 42 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 70 15 44 28
ALLOPURINOL 89 <11 <11 45 32
DIGOX 88 88 16 46 90
PREDNISONE 86 63 27 47 37
TRAMADOL HCL 84 79* 25 48 18
METFORMIN HCL 82 77* 23 49 8
ATENOLOL 82 82 15 49 19
OXYCONTIN 81 <11 <11 S2 51 119
LEVEMIR 80 <11 <11 52 167
TRAZODONE HCL 77 56 13 53 45
LAMOTRIGINE 77 <11 <11 53 182
NAMENDA XR 74 74 13 55 242
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 68* 27 56 34
OXYCODONE HCL 72 50 18 S2 57 82
PAROXETINE HCL 69 <11 <11 58 75
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 68 <11 <11 59 202
CLONAZEPAM 67 53 14 B 60 55
OLANZAPINE 66 <11 <11 A 61 118
NYSTATIN 66 66 16 61 144
BACLOFEN 63 <11 <11 63 121
CEPHALEXIN 61 56* 44 64 81
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 60 18 65 179
RANITIDINE HCL 57 52* 17 66 44
MELOXICAM 55 55 16 67 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 <11 <11 67 87
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 41 24 67 120
EVISTA 54 <11 <11 70 124
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 49* 48 70 83
JANUVIA 53 <11 <11 72 79
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 38 49 73 161
AZITHROMYCIN 52 40 48 73 49
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 <11 <11 73 170
PHENADOZ 52 <11 <11 10 73 378
BENICAR 51 <11 <11 77 187
AMIODARONE HCL 50 <11 <11 78 163
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 Dec. 9, 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.