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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$812K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

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

42% 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

3% of this provider’s 575 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

34% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$518K

2014

$616K

2015

$812K

2016

Number of Claims

9,778

2014

11,247

2015

15,869

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,061

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

170

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

2 10
FUROSEMIDE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 8
LISINOPRIL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
SYNTHROID 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

10 58
SERTRALINE HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

13 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

14 48
LORAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 36
SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

16 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 17
FAMOTIDINE* 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 53
ALPRAZOLAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

25 64
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 25
DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

27 22
PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

29 35
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 46
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
FENTANYL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 50
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 61
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 103
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 28
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 47 92
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 83
FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

51 158
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 39
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 91
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 52
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 44
ESTRADIOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 105
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 59 163
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 116
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 59 197
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 62 174
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

63 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 64 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 55
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 24
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 141
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 69 169
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 69 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 37
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 73 47
PHENOBARBITAL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 73 320
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 July 8, 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.