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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

21% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$522K

2014

$520K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

7,176

2014

7,235

2015

7,104

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 401

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

8 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

9 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

12 23
GABAPENTIN 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

13 11
FUROSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

15 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 38
SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

20 27
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 19
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 33
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

25 116
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 20
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 29 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 150
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
METFORMIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 10
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 36 18
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 Oct. 12, 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.