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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,993Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

5% of this provider’s 730 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

43% of this provider’s 871 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 871 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$767K

2014

$972K

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

16,303

2014

20,605

2015

25,993

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 1,562

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,292

prescriptions.

224

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 984

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

2 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 956

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

3 10
FUROSEMIDE 810

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
SIMVASTATIN 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

10 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

O 12 8
OMEPRAZOLE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
METFORMIN HCL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
SERTRALINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
DULOXETINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

19 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 30
MIRTAZAPINE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

21 40
PREDNISONE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

178

patients, 20% of all patients

22 35
FAMOTIDINE* 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

24 37
CLOPIDOGREL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
TRAMADOL HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 17
ALLOPURINOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
LORAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

28 36
ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
MELOXICAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
RANITIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

35 48
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 82
NAMENDA XR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 41
KLOR-CON M20 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

40 97
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 14
SUCRALFATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

45 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

A 47 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A 50 89
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

53 111
JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

55 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

55 45
NEXIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

57 109
BACLOFEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 77
CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

61 69
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 107
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 51
FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 65 57
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

66 256
CEPHALEXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 73
ONDANSETRON ODT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 218
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 144
SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 58
METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 43
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O 72 154
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 70
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 87
MYRBETRIQ 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 153
LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 104
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 79 234
BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 139
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 81 125
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 156
BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 82 96
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 82 80
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 110
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 103
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 88 133
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 47
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 89 127
ARIPIPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 146
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 92 131
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 92 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 32
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 96 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 98 136
BUDESONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 99 199
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 83
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 Sept. 2, 2009.
  • 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.