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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

3% of this provider’s 598 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

47% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

24,057

2014

24,713

2015

23,665

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 1,140

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 835

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

145

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
SIMVASTATIN 752

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
GABAPENTIN 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

10 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

11 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

12 3
TRAMADOL HCL 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 18
METFORMIN HCL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
MELOXICAM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

15 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

17 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

20 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 58
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
AZITHROMYCIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

A 30 57
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 120
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
SUCRALFATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

A 36 109
LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

42 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 63
VENTOLIN HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

44 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 71
ESTRADIOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 107
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 33
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 59
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 30
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 52 111
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 53 232
HUMALOG 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 153
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 56
PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

55 35
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 86
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 52
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 74
LACTULOSE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 61 234
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 28
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 61 91
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 79
AMOXICILLIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 84
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 70
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 72 62
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 72 96
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 187
BUMETANIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 92
NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 148
DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 100
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

77 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 79 100
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 79 42
GEMFIBROZIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 132
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 82 158
FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 82 69
DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 88
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 84 98
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 86 137
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 86 218
BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 88 87
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 123
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 90 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 89
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 92 97
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 93 49
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 93 76
CARISOPRODOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 95 251
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 96 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

96 201
CARBAMAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 98 233
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 98 310
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 98 78
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 101 174
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 101 90
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 103 54
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 85
METHOTREXATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 105 142
EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 106 333
PHENOBARBITAL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 106 333
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 106 121
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 106 132
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.