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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,065Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 139 out of 323

$568K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 323

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
30% 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

6% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 451 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453 393 110 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 343 303 86 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239 227 65 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 227 180 53 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216 124 52 S3 5 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211 174 62 6 8
METFORMIN HCL 180 122 50 7 10
TRAMADOL HCL 172 135 45 8 17
CRESTOR 153 140 30 9 33
LISINOPRIL 149 113 47 10 3
FUROSEMIDE 147 111 42 11 7
CLONAZEPAM 133 96 24 B 12 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121 71 30 13 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 111* 31 14 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 90 24 15 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 108 91 23 16 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95 73 19 17 37
ATENOLOL 83 71 25 18 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 64 32 19 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 59 15 20 118
CLOPIDOGREL 77 72* 24 21 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74 69* 19 22 16
ALLOPURINOL 74 69* 17 22 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70 70 20 24 15
SYNTHROID 70 65* 16 24 35
FENOFIBRATE* 70 34 11 24 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 64* 16 27 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64 59* 20 28 9
TRAZODONE HCL 62 39 18 29 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 55* 18 30 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 60 55* 18 30 18
GABAPENTIN 60 45 22 30 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 40 26 33 31
NEXIUM 53 40 14 34 36
SERTRALINE HCL 53 48* 18 34 23
ZETIA 52 47* 15 36 62
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 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.