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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 186 out of 1000

$401K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 281 out of 1000

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Kansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

14% of this provider’s 398 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$437K

2012

$446K

2013

$420K

2014

$401K

2015

Number of Claims

9,615

2012

9,814

2013

9,273

2014

9,526

2015

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

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.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

455

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

8 54
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

13 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

18 14
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

19 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 32
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 36
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

R 21 38
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 12
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 74
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 31 41
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 32 110
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

33 44
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 16
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 43
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 35
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A 38 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 18
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 40 71
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 105
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 58
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 43 142
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 30
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 44 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

A 46 86
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

R 46 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 39
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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 9, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.