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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,878Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 993

$456K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 993

526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

6% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 526 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
SIMVASTATIN 606 567 94 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 589 530 96 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583 553 85 3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 511 446 88 4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 431 366 58 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 358 319 66 6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305 281 74 S3 7 4
LISINOPRIL 275 238 49 8 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 219 40 9 12
GABAPENTIN 245 209 42 10 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223 218* 32 11 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 213* 32 12 11
SERTRALINE HCL 187 173 29 13 21
ATENOLOL 171 160 26 14 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 155 26 14 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 136 30 16 9
METFORMIN HCL 159 137 29 17 8
ALLOPURINOL 152 129 30 18 32
MIRTAZAPINE 124 124 16 19 42
KLOR-CON 10 116 116 15 20 135
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 86 20 21 33
CARVEDILOL 112 112 16 22 27
LORAZEPAM 110 105* 29 B 23 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 108 91 13 24 16
MELOXICAM 106 87 24 25 22
BUMETANIDE 105 100* 17 26 107
CLOPIDOGREL 103 103 12 27 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 101 14 28 31
KLOR-CON M20 98 <11 <11 29 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 96 12 30 28
TRAMADOL HCL 89 65 21 31 18
NAMENDA 87 <11 <11 32 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 68 14 33 57
AZITHROMYCIN 86 74 57 33 49
PREDNISONE 82 77* 17 35 37
CRESTOR 80 75* 11 36 39
PAROXETINE HCL 79 <11 <11 37 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 79 12 37 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78 73* 12 39 17
LANTUS 78 78 13 39 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 <11 <11 41 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 68* 55 41 83
SUCRALFATE 73 58 12 41 129
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 46 16 44 34
CYMBALTA 72 <11 <11 44 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 56 19 S2 46 100
PROAIR HFA 69 57 19 46 51
ESTRADIOL 68 63* 12 R 48 93
VOLTAREN 67 67 11 49 131
ALPRAZOLAM 67 62* 18 B 49 23
CLONIDINE HCL 67 52 11 49 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 62* 48 49 62
RANITIDINE HCL 65 <11 <11 53 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 59* 14 54 20
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63 <11 <11 55 137
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 57* 13 56 98
RISPERIDONE 58 <11 <11 A 57 80
MUPIROCIN* 54 49* 35 58 175
TRAZODONE HCL 53 34 19 59 45
DIGOXIN 51 <11 <11 60 86
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. 13, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.