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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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12,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$583K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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 363 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

38% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 418 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$474K

2014

$652K

2015

$583K

2016

Number of Claims

10,946

2014

14,178

2015

12,068

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 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
METFORMIN HCL 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

6 13
FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

O 12 8
GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
GLIPIZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 60
SERTRALINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
ELIQUIS 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

16 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

17 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
DIGOX 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 145
MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

29 21
LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 31 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 33 74
NUEDEXTA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 34 181
LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 54
NAPROXEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 98
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 183
AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 135
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 37 72
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 40 109
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 17
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 26
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 44 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

44 64
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 46 25
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

47 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 48 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 50 31
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 50 139
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 108
GENERLAC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

52 280
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 54 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 92
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 56 82
CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 58 148
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 59 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

59 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 61 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 71
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 63 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 63 34
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 April 28, 2010.
  • 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.