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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,943Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$847K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

2% of this provider’s 610 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

48% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$775K

2014

$879K

2015

$847K

2016

Number of Claims

17,139

2014

18,684

2015

18,943

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 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
LISINOPRIL 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
METFORMIN HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
GABAPENTIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

16 2
SERTRALINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
ALLOPURINOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
TRAMADOL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O 21 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 37
ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
MELOXICAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 29
PREDNISONE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

25 35
LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 46
MIRTAZAPINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
AZITHROMYCIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

A 30 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 17
JANUVIA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

A 35 109
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 19
MINOCYCLINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 206
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

A 39 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 169
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 56
OXYCODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 54
GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 84
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 48 187
VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

53 74
SYNTHROID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 43
AMIODARONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 131
GEMFIBROZIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 132
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 63
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 75
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 61 42
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 88
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 63 100
KLOR-CON M20 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 95
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 65 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 66 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 67 31
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 68 30
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 22
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 70 123
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 71 130
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 72 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 72 115
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 74 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 74 140
METOLAZONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 160
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 77 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 77 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 79 82
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.