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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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9,671Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 181 out of 1000

$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 243 out of 1000

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

8% of this provider’s 378 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

30% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$386K

2012

$340K

2013

$418K

2014

$435K

2015

Number of Claims

9,326

2012

9,518

2013

9,838

2014

9,671

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

474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
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

423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

2 15
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
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

254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
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

234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
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

223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
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

223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

9 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

O 12 8
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

179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

13 12
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 25
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

147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

16 27
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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
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

136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

20 46
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

20 17
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

R 23 79
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 57
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 26 64
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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 34
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 37
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 50
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 30 91
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 31 60
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 32 26
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 118
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

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 21
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
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

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 49
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
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

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 19
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 35
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

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 42 68
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

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 43 83
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.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 44
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 45 47
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 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.