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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

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

63% 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

19% of this provider’s 532 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 628 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 628 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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

$2.13M

2014

$1.99M

2015

$2.22M

2016

Number of Claims

33,256

2014

32,494

2015

33,766

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 1,526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,329

prescriptions.

209

patients, 33% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,307

prescriptions.

195

patients, 31% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,021

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

3 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 933

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

4 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
NAMENDA XR 755

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

6 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 710

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

8 13
GABAPENTIN 707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

139

patients, 22% of all patients

10 6
LISINOPRIL 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

11 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

12 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

13 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

P 14 55
SIMVASTATIN 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

15 5
TRAZODONE HCL 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

16 33
MIRTAZAPINE 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

17 40
CARVEDILOL 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

18 25
PAROXETINE HCL 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

19 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

20 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

21 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

22 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

23 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 94
CLONAZEPAM 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

23 47
FAMOTIDINE* 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

26 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

27 34
CLOPIDOGREL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

28 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

29 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

O 30 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

31 18
BUSPIRONE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

32 82
METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 9
SERTRALINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

34 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

35 12
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

36 91
ALLOPURINOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

36 28
LEVETIRACETAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 104
SPIRIVA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

39 124
MEMANTINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 74
ARIPIPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P 41 146
LATANOPROST 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

42 180
ADVAIR DISKUS 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

42 99
LORAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

44 36
DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

45 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

45 29
XARELTO 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 101
OLANZAPINE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

P 48 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 110
TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

O 49 17
PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

51 35
FINASTERIDE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

52 62
SEROQUEL XR 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 171
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 80
JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 67
RIVASTIGMINE* 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 195
FENTANYL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 57 57
VOLTAREN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

58 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 24
BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 122
MYRBETRIQ 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 153
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

A 62 144
RISPERIDONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P 65 76
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

66 64
NYSTATIN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

67 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 61
TORSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 173
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 14
LANTUS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 70 92
OXYCODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 73 52
GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 60
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 182
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 59
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 234
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

78 44
KLOR-CON M20 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

79 97
AMIODARONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 135
HUMALOG 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 178
CLOZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 82 166
SUCRALFATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 102
DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 84 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

85 46
VESICARE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 85 128
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 90
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

89 137
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 136
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 84
SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 114
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 94 89
NOVOLOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

94 132
CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 94 73
LATUDA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 98 198
TOPIRAMATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

98 130
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 83
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 100 354
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

102 23
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 204
MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

104 21
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 105 115
LIDOCAINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

105 191
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 107 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

108 140
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 175
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 50
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 111 54
TIMOLOL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 272
ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

113 156
PALIPERIDONE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P 113 219
LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

115 167
NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 115 192
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

117 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

117 141
BUPROPION HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 117 209
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

120 157
NUEDEXTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 121 181
MIDODRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 121 225
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 123 169
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. 6, 2013.
  • 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.