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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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5,828Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 176 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$438K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 149 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

24% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$507K

2014

$483K

2015

$438K

2016

Number of Claims

6,406

2014

6,163

2015

5,828

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 424

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

126

patients, 36% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

5 4
RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

6 50
METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

8 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

11 23
OMEPRAZOLE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

12 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

13 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

14 32
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

16 5
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

17 28
BYSTOLIC 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 116
FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

19 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

20 13
VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

20 106
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

22 33
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

26 35
GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 11
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 54
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 30 15
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 51
IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

31 105
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 Dec. 18, 2012.
  • 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.