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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,690Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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 456 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

28% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$740K

2014

$690K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

17,070

2014

17,119

2015

16,690

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
SIMVASTATIN 721

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

126

patients, 23% of all patients

1 5
FUROSEMIDE 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 614

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

6 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

7 20
METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
MELOXICAM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

10 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

15 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
GLIPIZIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
FENTANYL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

23 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 29
TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
ATENOLOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
GABAPENTIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 11
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 46
LANTUS 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 93
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 30
LOVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 54
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

40 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 94
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 90
NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 47 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 83
DIGOX 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 145
CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 50 141
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 50 68
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 33
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 77
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 55 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 50
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 57 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 69
METHADONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 168
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 57 95
NOVOLOG 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 62 132
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 45
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 63 91
CEFUROXIME 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 65 196
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 65 81
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 65 86
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 88
CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 69 143
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 87
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 72 121
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 72 78
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

72 75
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 75 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 34
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 55
TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 79 134
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

81 111
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. 29, 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.