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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,741Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 993

$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 993

601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

8% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 601 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

36 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 868 690 103 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 745 484 103 S3 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 626 483 91 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 593 490 104 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 589 515 101 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 584 545 70 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 571 511 94 7 10
LISINOPRIL 567 448 76 8 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 496 432 42 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 431 340 54 10 14
METFORMIN HCL 372 238 44 11 8
GABAPENTIN 352 291 53 12 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338 327 51 13 12
ALPRAZOLAM 295 194 59 B 14 23
ATENOLOL 249 194 38 15 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242 222 30 16 15
MELOXICAM 235 196 56 17 22
CYMBALTA 227 202 21 18 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 143 21 S2 19 100
PAROXETINE HCL 210 155 34 20 75
NEXIUM 188 137 25 21 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180 148 28 22 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 178 152 23 23 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173 157 28 24 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171 115 22 A 25 59
TRAZODONE HCL 167 138 39 26 45
CARVEDILOL 162 157* 21 27 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 146 29 28 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 157 18 29 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 155 134 18 30 92
AZITHROMYCIN 154 131 114 31 49
PREDNISONE 152 114 53 32 37
DIOVAN 149 134 13 33 74
CLOPIDOGREL 144 123 24 34 24
RANITIDINE HCL 144 91 19 34 44
TRAMADOL HCL 143 99 40 36 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 141 85 36 R 37 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 140 81 19 38 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 134 66 28 39 69
LANTUS 132 81 22 40 52
DIGOXIN 132 127* 20 40 86
CLONAZEPAM 131 98 16 B 42 55
SERTRALINE HCL 130 117 26 43 21
HALOPERIDOL 123 77 14 A 44 197
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123 72 26 44 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 117* 19 46 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118 105 18 47 114
MIRTAZAPINE 118 94 18 47 42
LANSOPRAZOLE 118 81 20 47 171
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 81 16 47 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 118 80 25 47 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 79 41 52 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110 96 26 53 43
KLOR-CON 10 108 88 19 54 135
CRESTOR 105 <11 <11 55 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 79 12 56 41
LOVAZA 102 <11 <11 56 157
DIGOX 100 100 15 58 90
ALLOPURINOL 99 87 15 59 32
PROAIR HFA 98 70 28 60 51
NAMENDA 98 <11 <11 60 30
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97 65 17 62 53
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 97 <11 <11 62 209
LOVASTATIN 97 92* 14 62 48
SUCRALFATE 94 89* 17 65 129
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 92 <11 <11 A 66 226
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 61 11 66 63
METHOCARBAMOL 90 47 22 R 68 217
LYRICA 89 62 13 69 94
FENOFIBRATE* 88 56 11 70 71
ZETIA 87 61 11 71 70
NAPROXEN 83 36 14 72 103
CLONIDINE HCL 82 69 17 73 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 81 <11 <11 74 136
LORAZEPAM 80 46 19 B 75 38
VERAPAMIL ER 77 77 12 76 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 76 56 51 77 76
EVISTA 76 <11 <11 77 124
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 <11 <11 79 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 34 31 80 83
DILTIAZEM ER 74 60 12 80 172
CELEBREX 72 <11 <11 82 77
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 72 59 52 82 161
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 59 37 84 120
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68 <11 <11 R 85 125
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 37 12 R 86 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 53 14 86 101
CEFUROXIME 67 62* 50 86 150
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 51 13 89 17
BUMETANIDE 66 <11 <11 89 107
NOVOLOG 64 48 13 91 99
PRADAXA 62 <11 <11 92 210
MISOPROSTOL 61 <11 <11 93 253
GEMFIBROZIL 59 <11 <11 94 96
FAMOTIDINE* 59 54* 11 94 65
DETROL LA 58 <11 <11 96 133
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 53* 48 96 62
MUPIROCIN* 56 38 35 98 175
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 35 21 R 99 185
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 49* 44 100 154
TEMAZEPAM 52 47* 11 B 101 132
BYSTOLIC 50 <11 <11 102 95
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 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.