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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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 461 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

51% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$66 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

17,616

2014

18,574

2015

17,740

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

120

patients, 24% of all patients

1 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

106

patients, 22% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

4 6
GABAPENTIN 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

8 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

O 9 9
ALLOPURINOL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

10 28
SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
METFORMIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

12 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
SERTRALINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
CLOPIDOGREL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

16 25
PREDNISONE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

17 35
TRAZODONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

18 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

19 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

20 13
MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

21 29
LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

22 4
CARTIA XT 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

23 110
TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

25 24
CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

26 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

27 16
NOVOLIN 70-30 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 228
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 104
ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

30 26
CEPHALEXIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

A 31 81
DIGOXIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 88
AZITHROMYCIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

A 33 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

34 47
CLONIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

36 56
LANTUS 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

38 97
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

40 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

41 27
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

42 123
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

44 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 137
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 90
HUMALOG 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

50 153
FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 188
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 63
NOVOLOG 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 126
BUMETANIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

A 55 79
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 98
ULORIC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 56 243
HUMULIN 70-30 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 242
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 37
ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

60 22
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 62 130
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 115
NOVOLIN N 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 283
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

65 121
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 66 109
INSULIN SYRINGE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

66 219
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 61
ACYCLOVIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

69 236
NOVOLIN R 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 291
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

71 119
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 45
PENTOXIFYLLINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

73 299
OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 74 156
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 34
GLYBURIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

76 257
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O 77 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

77 58
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 79 43
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 80 67
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

80 208
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 52
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 83 93
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 160
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 85 46
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 Dec. 8, 2009.
  • 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.