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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,888Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

7% of this provider’s 434 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

38% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$890K

2014

$958K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

17,460

2014

18,993

2015

18,888

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 865

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
GABAPENTIN 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
SIMVASTATIN 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

9 24
LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

13 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
DULOXETINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

15 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
MELOXICAM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
ALLOPURINOL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

19 10
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 81
LORAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

21 36
TRAMADOL HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

O 22 17
SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
MIRTAZAPINE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 40
LOVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 13
AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

A 34 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 39
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 42 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 48
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 38
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 80
FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 53
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 29
FENTANYL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 49 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 69
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

52 35
TRADJENTA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 53 165
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 55
CEPHALEXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

A 56 73
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 41
VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 128
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 45
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 114
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 62 37
NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 49
RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 64 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 131
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 110
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 67 247
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 91
METHOTREXATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 69 246
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 137
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 72
BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 96
DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 113
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 72 33
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 76 115
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 77 58
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 77 133
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 32
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 82 59
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 82 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 85 70
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

85 85
CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 85 148
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 51
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

89 129
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 89 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 91 176
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 91 119
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 93 100
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 93 90
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 April 25, 2013.
  • 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.