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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 91 out of 323

$501K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 122 out of 323

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older
9% 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

4% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 539 534* 104 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465 450 72 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 444 439* 78 3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340 335* 56 4 9
LISINOPRIL 304 285 64 5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261 256* 45 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 257 252* 53 7 6
GABAPENTIN 232 227* 45 8 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231 214 53 S3 9 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 224* 39 10 16
METFORMIN HCL 225 220* 44 11 10
FUROSEMIDE 217 212* 37 12 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 197 46 13 20
TRAMADOL HCL 193 182 40 14 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 173 29 15 12
LOVASTATIN 171 166* 31 16 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 155 142 28 17 11
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 153 153 31 18 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142 142 28 19 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 130* 27 20 25
ALLOPURINOL 128 115 21 21 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122 117* 25 22 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 121 23 23 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 113 113 22 24 18
ATENOLOL 111 111 26 25 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 105 16 26 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 94* 49 27 31
MIRTAZAPINE 94 94 22 28 45
SERTRALINE HCL 93 88* 18 29 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 84* 22 30 14
FENOFIBRATE* 88 83* 15 31 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 84 79* 16 32 42
CLOPIDOGREL 83 83 14 33 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80 75* 12 34 118
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79 79 20 35 15
EVISTA 77 77 14 36 115
ZETIA 77 <11 <11 36 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 68 16 38 29
NEXIUM 68 68 13 38 36
DIGOXIN 59 <11 <11 40 97
CRESTOR 59 59 11 40 33
ALPRAZOLAM 57 57 14 B 42 24
TEMAZEPAM 55 55 12 B 43 116
NAMENDA 55 <11 <11 43 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 <11 <11 45 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 <11 <11 46 61
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 13, 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.