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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$941K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

11% of this provider’s 293 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

51% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

67 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

$7,927

2014

$232K

2015

$941K

2016

Number of Claims

403

2014

6,279

2015

25,873

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 1,496

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,100

prescriptions.

117

patients, 30% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 989

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 923

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 898

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

8 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
FUROSEMIDE 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
DULOXETINE HCL 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

12 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
CLOPIDOGREL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

14 27
SIMVASTATIN 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
RISPERIDONE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P 16 76
FAMOTIDINE* 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
TRAZODONE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

24 87
MIRTAZAPINE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

26 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

29 13
TRAMADOL HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

O 30 17
CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

32 64
ATENOLOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 33 26
GEMFIBROZIL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 119
ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

36 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 34
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 47
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

40 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

43 30
FENOFIBRATE* 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 12
ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

46 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 48 24
VESICARE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 49 128
NIACIN ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 50 223
LEVETIRACETAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 51 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 52 140
PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

53 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

54 37
OXYCODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 55 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11 57 38
DIGOX 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 58 145
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 84
OXYCONTIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 61 70
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 62 62
BUMETANIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 63 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

64 45
BUPROPION HCL SR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 65 172
ARIPIPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 146
TERAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 67 134
LIDOCAINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

68 191
METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 68 43
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

A 70 56
ONDANSETRON ODT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

71 218
AMIODARONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 71 135
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 73 61
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 74 349
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 74 122
TORSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 76 173
METOLAZONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 77 147
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 78 115
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

78 85
DILTIAZEM HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 78 240
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 81 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 82 141
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 82 364
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 84 130
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 84 138
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 86 187
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 86 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 88 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 88 65
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

90 36
PALIPERIDONE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 219
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 106
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 93 60
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A 94 73
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 95 240
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 96 228
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

97 114
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

97 69
ISONIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 99 410
SULFASALAZINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 99 327
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 Aug. 17, 2015.
  • 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.