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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

585 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

16% of this provider’s 528 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 585 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 585 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$711K

2014

$846K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

17,484

2014

19,106

2015

20,964

2016

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.

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,316

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,247

prescriptions.

143

patients, 24% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 733

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

3 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

4 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

O 5 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

6 14
GABAPENTIN 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

9 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

P 10 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

11 3
NAMENDA XR 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

12 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

13 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

14 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

15 20
ALPRAZOLAM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

16 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

18 19
TRAMADOL HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

O 20 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

21 102
BUSPIRONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 87
TRAZODONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

24 61
METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

25 10
OLANZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 156
CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 25
SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

28 21
DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

30 36
LEVETIRACETAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 91
ELIQUIS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 113
MIRTAZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

33 45
MEMANTINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 76
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

35 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

36 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 8
VESICARE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 127
AMIODARONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 131
HUMALOG 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 153
SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 5
XARELTO 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

43 67
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

43 35
INSULIN SYRINGE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 45 219
OMEPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

46 6
LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

A 48 94
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 49 227
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 59
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 70
NYSTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

51 129
OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

55 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A 56 111
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 57 79
ONDANSETRON HCL* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

57 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

60 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 61 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

61 135
KLOR-CON M10 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

61 177
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 68
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 65 65
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 120
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 197
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 69 23
MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

70 190
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 71 72
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 29
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 69
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 193
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 174
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 62
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 38
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 187
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

80 119
NOVOLOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 126
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 13
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 98
HYDROCORTISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 84 195
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 28
METOLAZONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 160
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 87 109
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 66
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 51
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 Aug. 25, 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.
  • 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.