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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,879Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$923K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

13% of this provider’s 474 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

42% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$923K

2016

Number of Claims

31,938

2014

26,548

2015

20,879

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,093

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,053

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,087

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

130

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

3 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

5 15
LISINOPRIL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

9 32
GABAPENTIN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
MIRTAZAPINE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

11 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
TRAZODONE HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

13 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

P 14 55
SERTRALINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

16 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

17 2
NAMENDA XR 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

O 19 9
SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

20 5
OMEPRAZOLE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

21 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

21 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

24 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

25 8
TRAMADOL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O 26 18
CLONAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 42
METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

29 102
LORAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

30 36
ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

31 22
PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

32 35
DULOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
FAMOTIDINE* 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 51
MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

35 29
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 19
FENTANYL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 69
MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 76
OLANZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 38 156
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
VESICARE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 41 127
LEVETIRACETAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 91
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

43 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 73
RISPERIDONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 128
BACLOFEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 120
BUSPIRONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 87
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 50 60
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

51 103
CELECOXIB 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 83
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 94
XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 67
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

55 129
METHOTREXATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 56 142
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 157
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 60 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 63 89
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

64 119
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 23
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 84
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 69 72
LAMOTRIGINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 69 174
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

72 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 13
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 111
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 170
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 158
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 68
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

78 154
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 79 98
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 113
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 59
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 82 65
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 154
LATUDA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 314
MYRBETRIQ 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 84 149
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 86 80
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 88 54
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

88 95
TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 90 132
MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

90 190
BUPROPION HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 92 263
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 92 131
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 Jan. 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.