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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

820 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Kansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

4% of this provider’s 722 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

36% of this provider’s 820 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 820 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

22,427

2014

23,839

2015

25,405

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 1,246

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,095

prescriptions.

188

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,155

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,080

prescriptions.

181

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,059

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

164

patients, 20% of all patients

3 8
SIMVASTATIN 859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 783

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
SERTRALINE HCL 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

9 21
OMEPRAZOLE 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
METFORMIN HCL 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
GABAPENTIN 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

15 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

O 18 9
ATENOLOL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
TRAMADOL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 18
MELOXICAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
CLOPIDOGREL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

25 27
CLONAZEPAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

26 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

27 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

28 103
RANITIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

A 31 94
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 56
ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
FENOFIBRATE* 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

35 130
ALPRAZOLAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

36 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
AZITHROMYCIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 57
MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 89
LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 36
LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 24
ZETIA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 97
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 55
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

50 71
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 70
NOVOLOG 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

53 126
PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 39
VESICARE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 58 127
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 30
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 90
LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 68
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

62 136
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 33
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 47
KLOR-CON M20 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 95
FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 65
CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

67 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 144
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 63
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 48
COLESTIPOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 175
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 74 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 38
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 75 113
BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 96
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 121
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 123
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 120
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 79 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 80
BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 83 116
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 84 132
LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 84 201
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 86 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 87 109
KLOR-CON M10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 177
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 89 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 89 102
BUDESONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 91 326
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 41
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

91 35
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 91 152
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

91 208
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 96 67
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 96 49
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 Jan. 22, 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.