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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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10,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 163 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 331 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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 365 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

32% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 395 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 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

$407K

2014

$414K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

11,387

2014

11,244

2015

10,071

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 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 8
LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

8 13
SERTRALINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

9 19
METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

13 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

15 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

16 48
ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 44
TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 51
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

30 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

31 34
DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

32 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 30
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 60
NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 36 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 37 18
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 21
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 54
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 93
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 42 16
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 43 81
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 44 53
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 72
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

46 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 47 45
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

48 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 50 24
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 94
BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 52 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

53 29
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 132
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

54 35
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 9, 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.