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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

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

63% 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

17% of this provider’s 843 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

40% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 950 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$1.53M

2014

$2.06M

2015

$2.13M

2016

Number of Claims

29,416

2014

40,136

2015

39,025

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 1,442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,315

prescriptions.

214

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,247

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

2 10
FUROSEMIDE 1,340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,211

prescriptions.

198

patients, 21% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 1,151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

160

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 926

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 917

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
MIRTAZAPINE 861

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

7 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 799

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

O 8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 757

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

9 13
DULOXETINE HCL 695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

10 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

11 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

12 15
OMEPRAZOLE 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

13 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

14 30
TRAMADOL HCL 531

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

O 15 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

16 20
SERTRALINE HCL 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

16 19
CLOPIDOGREL 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

19 22
SIMVASTATIN 462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

20 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

P 21 55
NAMENDA XR 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

22 49
FAMOTIDINE* 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

23 53
CARVEDILOL 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

24 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
RISPERIDONE 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 76
RANITIDINE HCL 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

27 44
LORAZEPAM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

28 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

29 70
METFORMIN HCL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

30 9
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

31 34
TRAZODONE HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

32 33
OLANZAPINE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 106
CLONAZEPAM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 47
PAROXETINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 72
ROPINIROLE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

36 61
MEMANTINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

37 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

38 48
BUMETANIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

39 96
CEPHALEXIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 73
AMIODARONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

41 135
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

42 80
BACLOFEN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

43 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

43 18
VESICARE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 128
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

46 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

A 46 71
NUEDEXTA 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 181
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

48 12
ALLOPURINOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

50 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

51 29
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

53 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

54 83
XARELTO 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

55 101
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

55 160
MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

57 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 24
VOLTAREN 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

60 118
CLOZAPINE 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 166
NYSTATIN 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

62 117
DIGOX 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 145
PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

63 35
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

65 175
BUSPIRONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

66 82
LATUDA 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 67 198
ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

68 23
ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

69 26
LANTUS 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 93
NOVOLOG 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

71 132
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

72 64
FENTANYL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 72 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

74 94
LYRICA 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11 75 68
OXYCODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 76 52
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

77 163
ONDANSETRON HCL* 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

78 156
IBUPROFEN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

79 112
METOLAZONE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 147
FENOFIBRATE* 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 133
CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

82 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

83 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

84 69
DIGOXIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 86 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 122
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 140
NYAMYC 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

89 220
LEVETIRACETAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 104
CHOLESTYRAMINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

91 235
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

91 115
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

93 131
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 94 176
MIDODRINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

95 225
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

96 107
LATANOPROST 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

96 180
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

98 141
SUCRALFATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 102
LEVEMIR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

100 167
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 87
NYSTOP 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 224
LAMOTRIGINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A 104 89
ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 105 100
DICYCLOMINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 106 193
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 106 67
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 108 63
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 240
RIVASTIGMINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

108 195
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

108 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 112 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 112 59
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

114 62
AMOXICILLIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 116
LITHIUM CARBONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 116 213
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 50
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 119 137
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 120 202
PRIMIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 121 188
PRADAXA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 122 212
DILTIAZEM HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

122 240
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

124 211
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

125 111
ARIPIPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 126 146
HUMALOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 178
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

126 97
CEFTRIAXONE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 129 222
INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

130 240
SEROQUEL XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 130 171
EXELON 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 130 236
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 133 197
LABETALOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 133 252
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

133 99
PHENOBARBITAL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 133 320
LIDOCAINE HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

137 227
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 137 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

139 157
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

140 43
LOPERAMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

140 266
MORPHINE SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 142 207
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 142 39
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 144 173
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 144 86
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 144 154
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 147 165
HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 147 186
HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

147 259
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 147 109
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

147 158
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 June 26, 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.