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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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11,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

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

51% 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

3% of this provider’s 366 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

15% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$834K

2014

$765K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

14,394

2014

12,486

2015

11,275

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 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

3 15
OMEPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 9 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

11 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

13 23
TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 18
SPIRONOLACTONE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 48
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

21 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

23 16
MIRTAZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

27 28
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 31 103
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
METHADONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 33 147
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 41
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 19
RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 50
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 46
LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 234
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

45 38
CHLORTHALIDONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 178
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

47 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 63
FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 50 69
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

52 13
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 53 118
NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 126
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

55 35
METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 160
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 April 14, 2009.
  • 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.