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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,432Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

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

16% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 761 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$76 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

14,612

2014

14,528

2015

15,432

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 684

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

173

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

O 5 9
GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

6 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

7 17
LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
ALPRAZOLAM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

10 22
OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
TRAMADOL HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 18
MELOXICAM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

15 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

17 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 10
ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

21 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 38
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 78
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
FINASTERIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
CRESTOR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 49
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
LOVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

39 35
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 163
DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 43
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 73
BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 116
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 59
IRBESARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 105
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 63
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 42
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 72
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 57 68
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 83
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 144
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 39
TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 65 141
INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 66 184
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 66 67
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 144
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 139
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 108
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 100
MYRBETRIQ 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 149
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 45
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

75 136
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 Feb. 23, 2018.
  • 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.