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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 993

$554K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 993

515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

12% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$42 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 570 474 76 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 539 428 83 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 464 315 95 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 415 188 87 S3 4 4
LISINOPRIL 385 314 77 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 374 274 62 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321 225 53 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 232 179 38 8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224 219* 35 9 9
SERTRALINE HCL 216 142 45 10 21
GABAPENTIN 215 111 28 11 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 150 44 12 12
TRAMADOL HCL 190 129 45 13 18
CYMBALTA 183 66 20 14 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 143 30 15 15
ALPRAZOLAM 176 110 38 B 16 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 172 167* 31 17 6
CARVEDILOL 167 125 27 18 27
CLOPIDOGREL 145 131 21 19 24
PREDNISONE 145 106 67 19 37
ATENOLOL 138 106 23 21 19
MELOXICAM 138 97 27 21 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 99 27 23 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 68 17 24 16
RANITIDINE HCL 121 96 16 25 44
CEPHALEXIN 119 89 90 26 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117 73 28 27 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117 60 19 R 27 61
ALLOPURINOL 116 111* 15 29 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 71 19 30 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 86 19 31 47
FENTANYL 104 55 18 S2 32 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 17 23 R 33 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 86* 15 34 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 55 30 35 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 89 69 15 36 60
CLONAZEPAM 89 33 24 B 36 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 69 55 36 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 52 14 39 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84 79* 16 40 101
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 <11 <11 41 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 57 17 42 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 74* 15 43 67
JANTOVEN 70 <11 <11 44 108
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70 12 12 S2 44 72
METHADONE HCL 70 28 11 S2 44 145
OXYCODONE HCL 68 <11 <11 S2 47 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 <11 <11 48 31
NYSTATIN 64 46 24 49 144
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 12 16 R 50 185
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63 50 18 50 14
PAROXETINE HCL 62 27 13 52 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58 <11 <11 R 53 89
BACLOFEN 58 <11 <11 53 121
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 <11 <11 53 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 44 19 56 43
NAPROXEN 56 31 13 57 103
SYMBICORT 55 29 13 58 146
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 50* 11 58 63
AZITHROMYCIN 54 31 46 60 49
ESTRADIOL 54 <11 <11 R 60 93
TRAZODONE HCL 53 <11 <11 62 45
VESICARE 53 <11 <11 62 113
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53 <11 <11 62 186
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 28 16 65 115
NEXIUM 52 <11 <11 65 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 <11 <11 65 53
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 51 <11 <11 S2 68 383
LYRICA 51 <11 <11 68 94
VERAPAMIL ER 50 45* 11 70 128
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 June 4, 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.