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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 993

$652K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 993

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

9% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 384 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 799 670 122 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 593 450 82 S3 2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 325 278 53 3 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 300 226 45 4 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 258 51 5 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277 226 41 6 15
PREDNISONE 271 245 73 7 37
FUROSEMIDE 247 236 45 8 7
SIMVASTATIN 234 205 35 9 2
OMEPRAZOLE 233 146 38 10 5
TRAMADOL HCL 183 162 31 11 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 175 162 28 12 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 167 145 31 13 6
GABAPENTIN 161 78 20 14 13
ALPRAZOLAM 161 87 32 B 14 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156 131 25 16 50
MELOXICAM 154 140 34 17 22
CLOPIDOGREL 146 116 23 18 24
METFORMIN HCL 143 114 26 19 8
ATENOLOL 142 137* 21 20 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140 93 27 21 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 94 23 22 9
LISINOPRIL 117 112* 25 23 3
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114 75 15 R 24 61
ALLOPURINOL 107 102* 17 25 32
CELEBREX 105 63 15 26 77
AZITHROMYCIN 105 94 69 26 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 97 17 28 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 97 17 28 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 84 14 30 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 77 12 31 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 88* 15 32 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 93 12 32 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 77 50 34 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 55 18 R 35 56
ESTRADIOL 88 71 18 R 35 93
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 77* 14 37 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81 58 37 38 158
NAMENDA 78 <11 <11 39 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 69* 13 40 11
SERTRALINE HCL 74 61 11 40 21
SYNTHROID 72 72 14 42 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 65* 32 43 83
RANITIDINE HCL 68 <11 <11 44 44
CYMBALTA 68 <11 <11 44 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 61* 11 46 29
OXYCODONE HCL 65 <11 <11 S2 47 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 <11 <11 47 47
DIAZEPAM 65 23 11 B 47 109
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 60* 15 47 12
LABETALOL HCL 65 65 11 47 219
MIRTAZAPINE 63 <11 <11 52 42
IBUPROFEN 61 47 14 53 111
CRESTOR 61 48 12 53 39
LORAZEPAM 59 45 15 B 55 38
PROAIR HFA 57 44 15 56 51
NEXIUM 56 <11 <11 57 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 49* 13 58 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 <11 <11 59 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 47* 20 59 62
SPIRIVA 50 <11 <11 61 78
FENTANYL 50 <11 <11 S2 61 58
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 Feb. 11, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.