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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$790K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

34% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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

$1.04M

2014

$945K

2015

$790K

2016

Number of Claims

15,057

2014

13,861

2015

14,337

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 911

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

123

patients, 41% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

78

patients, 26% of all patients

2 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
SPIRONOLACTONE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

4 46
ALLOPURINOL 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

6 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

7 43
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
CARVEDILOL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

9 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16
CRESTOR 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

11 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

12 48
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

O 13 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

14 38
IRBESARTAN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

15 159
SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

16 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
ZETIA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

19 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

20 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

21 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

23 10
FINASTERIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

24 62
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

27 125
RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 29 59
CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

29 27
LISINOPRIL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

31 2
CELECOXIB 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 103
INVOKANA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

33 190
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 81
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

35 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

A 36 92
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 37 109
QUINAPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 37 205
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 39 42
NAMENDA XR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 40 49
CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 148
FLUCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 158
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 43 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

44 14
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 45 66
TERBINAFINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

46 267
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 47 37
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

48 184
VESICARE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 128
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 49 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

49 29
METFORMIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 9
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 57
LINZESS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 214
RALOXIFENE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 54 162
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 54 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 57 64
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 57 23
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O 59 52
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 59 74
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 61 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 20
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 62 67
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 41
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 June 16, 2016.
  • 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.