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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 323

$913K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 323

545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 545 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 545 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,344 1,168 187 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 628 589 99 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 481 416 81 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 460 396 100 4 6
LISINOPRIL 444 383 97 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409 362 72 6 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 401 360 70 7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368 340 67 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 359 313 61 9 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 347 297 43 10 11
CARVEDILOL 317 299 69 11 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301 256 65 12 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 268 46 13 16
ALLOPURINOL 279 247 41 14 30
DIOVAN 275 219 27 15 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 274 215 81 S3 16 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242 237* 39 17 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239 200 48 18 15
TRAMADOL HCL 238 182 67 19 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236 180 45 20 14
CLOPIDOGREL 232 209 39 21 22
SERTRALINE HCL 218 213* 37 22 23
NAMENDA 192 187* 16 23 28
NOVOLOG 169 142 21 24 73
TRAZODONE HCL 166 147 32 25 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 160 155* 22 26 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 134 37 27 25
CYMBALTA 152 138 12 27 38
ALPRAZOLAM 131 93 24 B 29 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 131 93 22 29 18
LORAZEPAM 130 125* 22 B 31 39
GABAPENTIN 129 82 35 32 13
KLOR-CON M20 127 114 25 33 54
LOVASTATIN 121 102 23 34 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 71 29 35 26
LANTUS 113 89 17 36 52
FENTANYL 108 86 26 S2 37 63
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 104 69 32 38 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 90 21 39 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 96* 25 40 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97 92* 15 41 37
RANITIDINE HCL 97 92* 19 41 57
JANUVIA 92 87* 12 43 74
LEVETIRACETAM 87 62 16 44 122
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 82* 13 44 44
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 86 65 14 R 46 100
MIRTAZAPINE 85 80* 16 47 45
LYRICA 84 <11 <11 48 84
PREDNISONE 81 65 44 49 41
EVISTA 81 <11 <11 49 115
OXYCODONE HCL 80 46 25 S2 51 65
CLONAZEPAM 80 68 15 B 51 50
AZITHROMYCIN 79 61 63 53 53
FAMOTIDINE* 75 63 16 54 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 67* 23 55 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72 47 14 55 71
CLONIDINE HCL 72 67* 17 55 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 <11 <11 58 104
SPIRIVA 71 66* 15 58 69
GLIPIZIDE 70 65* 20 60 72
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 51 51 61 59
NEXIUM 68 <11 <11 62 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 <11 <11 62 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 61* 17 64 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 61* 15 64 70
CRESTOR 64 53 11 66 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 42 28 66 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 57* 11 68 147
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61 56* 31 69 145
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 42 20 S2 70 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 25 17 R 71 60
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 <11 <11 72 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 38 12 73 128
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 <11 <11 73 110
IBUPROFEN 55 36 13 75 127
ATENOLOL 55 50* 16 75 19
VESICARE 55 <11 <11 75 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 <11 <11 78 85
PAROXETINE HCL 52 <11 <11 79 76
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 46* 13 A 80 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 45* 11 81 111
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.