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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

12% of this provider’s 736 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 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 866 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$747K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

16,747

2014

21,818

2015

22,999

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 915

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

164

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 8
FUROSEMIDE 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
GABAPENTIN 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

4 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

8 13
LISINOPRIL 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

9 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
SIMVASTATIN 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
LORAZEPAM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

13 36
TRAMADOL HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 55
SERTRALINE HCL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

17 30
MIRTAZAPINE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

18 40
CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

19 27
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
MELOXICAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

25 21
FAMOTIDINE* 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

28 29
ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
ALLOPURINOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

33 48
NAMENDA XR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

35 49
DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

37 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 50
XARELTO 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 101
RANITIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 44
PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

44 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 16
MEMANTINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

46 74
CEPHALEXIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 46 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 59
CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 47
BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 77
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 24
RISPERIDONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

55 111
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 80
BUMETANIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

57 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

58 160
DIGOX 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 145
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 61 63
NYSTATIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

61 117
PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 87
LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 37
AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

70 112
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 115
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 175
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 79
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 113
NYAMYC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

75 220
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 84
METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 43
TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 120
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

78 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A 80 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 70
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 82 228
HALOPERIDOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 186
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 105
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 155
NUEDEXTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 86 181
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 87 128
METHADONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 168
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

87 85
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 62
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 91 133
SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 102
VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 64
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

95 135
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 95 176
AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 97 116
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 98 82
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 68
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 151
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

101 158
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 54
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 103 142
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

103 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 94
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 93
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 April 21, 2014.
  • 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.