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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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15,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$609K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 112 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 432 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

37% of this provider’s 520 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 520 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

30 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

$931K

2014

$809K

2015

$609K

2016

Number of Claims

21,480

2014

19,904

2015

15,569

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 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

8 5
LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

10 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

12 25
METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

13 9
GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 17
ALPRAZOLAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

18 23
MIRTAZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

19 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

19 14
CELECOXIB 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 103
CITALOPRAM HBR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
PREDNISONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

23 35
MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
ALLOPURINOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 28
DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

28 19
RANITIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 44
CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

32 48
BUMETANIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 40 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

42 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 65
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 56
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 71
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 87
VERAPAMIL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 142
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 141
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 86
NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 192
METOLAZONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 147
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 113
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 37
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 29
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 58 60
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 73
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 63
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 62 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 62 61
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 76
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 114
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 64 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 55
METHADONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 168
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 59
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 Jan. 21, 2014.
  • 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.