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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$682K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

4% of this provider’s 460 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

32% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$796K

2014

$904K

2015

$682K

2016

Number of Claims

16,945

2014

19,540

2015

16,519

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 780

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 678

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

2 13
OMEPRAZOLE 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

9 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
MIRTAZAPINE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

11 40
GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

O 13 8
METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

15 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
FAMOTIDINE* 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

18 29
TRAMADOL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 20
MELOXICAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
SERTRALINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
DIGOXIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 66
DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 30
BACLOFEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 77
ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 28
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

33 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

37 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

38 32
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 88
RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 61
TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 79
NYSTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

43 117
ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 99
VOLTAREN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 118
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 83
BUMETANIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 48 96
AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 135
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 33
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

51 35
CEPHALEXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 53 73
CEFDINIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 170
METOLAZONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 55 147
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 54
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 56 270
CARBAMAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 58 179
SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 59 58
HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 60 178
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 60 110
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 95
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 26
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 64 74
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 112
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 93
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 68
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 132
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 113
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 70 138
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 45
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 72 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

73 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 75 50
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 Feb. 2, 2015.
  • 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.