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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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14,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$567K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

39% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 626 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$635K

2014

$596K

2015

$567K

2016

Number of Claims

14,680

2014

14,564

2015

14,555

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 703

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

5 15
LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

10 12
GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
SERTRALINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

O 16 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

17 13
METFORMIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

22 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 39
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 41
NAMENDA XR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

31 48
ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 36
FAMOTIDINE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 38
BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 37 139
TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 33
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 151
TIZANIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 79
CEFUROXIME 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A 41 196
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
AMOXICILLIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 116
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 47 40
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

47 35
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 62
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 28
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 52 74
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 44
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 54 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 99
DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 56 31
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 92
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 58 123
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 61 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 61 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 63 61
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 63 66
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 63 96
KLOR-CON M10 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 244
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 67 97
SULINDAC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 68 244
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 145
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 70 89
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 81
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 71 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 64
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 43
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 160
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.