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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$951K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

29% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 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

$969K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$951K

2016

Number of Claims

14,242

2014

13,261

2015

10,997

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 732

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

141

patients, 30% of all patients

1 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 623

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

6 10
PREDNISONE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

7 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 2
SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

13 27
TRAMADOL HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O 14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
LISINOPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 4
ROPINIROLE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 80
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 146
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 13
JANTOVEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

21 176
NAMENDA XR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

22 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 117
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 75
BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 116
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

28 60
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
SYNTHROID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 9
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 36
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 23
DEXILANT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 37 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 84
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 29
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 19
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 108
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 93
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 42 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 122
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 47 49
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 48 130
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 49 159
VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 127
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 49 50
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 52 28
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 53 188
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 32
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 55 21
SURE COMFORT* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 56 333
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 Aug. 12, 2013.
  • 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.