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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

800 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 664 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

41% of this provider’s 800 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 800 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

21,037

2014

19,834

2015

19,880

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

O 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
ALPRAZOLAM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

8 23
METFORMIN HCL 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

13 20
TRAMADOL HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

17 30
MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

18 40
ALLOPURINOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
OXYCODONE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 52
MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
LYRICA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

27 68
TRAZODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

29 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

30 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
AMOXICILLIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

A 35 116
NAPROXEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

36 98
AZITHROMYCIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

A 37 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 89
SYMBICORT 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 114
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 41 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
NEXIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 109
WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 46
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

50 129
DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 51 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 63
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

53 35
GLIPIZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 60
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 84
JANTOVEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 56 150
AMITIZA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 57 217
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 71
XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 101
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 67
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 38
FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 57
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 36
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 63 77
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 66 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 67 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 48
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 112
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 61
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 70 104
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 85
MYRBETRIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 73 153
BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 73 139
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 73 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 92
ARIPIPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 146
CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 148
ESTRADIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 105
DEXILANT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 208
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 16
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 83 74
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 84 93
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 64
VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 118
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 124
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 89 108
VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 90 128
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 90 81
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 92 78
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

92 117
NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 94 132
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 95 187
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 113
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 86
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 183
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 96 97
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 101 138
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 101 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 144
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

101 69
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 Nov. 29, 2011.
  • 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.