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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 196 out of 1000

$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 154 out of 1000

380 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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 317 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

41% of this provider’s 380 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

11% of this provider’s 317 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 380 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$442K

2012

$457K

2013

$526K

2014

$549K

2015

Number of Claims

8,218

2012

9,090

2013

8,569

2014

9,168

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

O 5 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

9 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

11 37
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 32
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

17 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

22 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 25 183
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 17
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 83
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 84
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 47
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

32 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 49
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 36 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

37 29
CEFDINIR

Treats certain types of ski... +

Treats certain types of skin infections, throat infections, and lung infections, such as pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 168
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

38 98
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 90
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 111
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 85
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 43 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 43 18
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 45 28
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 36
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 47 26
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

47 44
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 96
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 50 70
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Nov. 1, 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.