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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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18,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

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

33% 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

2% of this provider’s 623 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

33% of this provider’s 759 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 759 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$880K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

16,477

2014

18,320

2015

18,075

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
SIMVASTATIN 716

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

4 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

O 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

9 4
LISINOPRIL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

10 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

11 20
GABAPENTIN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

12 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

13 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
MELOXICAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
METFORMIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
TRAZODONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

19 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 46
ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

25 27
ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 25
NAMENDA XR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 16
ZETIA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 100
GLIPIZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

35 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 28
MEMANTINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 56
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 19
BACLOFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 71
MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 40
KLOR-CON M20 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 97
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 66
GLIPIZIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 161
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 39
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 36
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 83
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 52 17
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 85
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 55 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 56 70
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 95
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A 58 73
VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 60 128
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 60 112
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

62 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 63 55
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 121
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

65 129
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 67 51
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 151
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 67 99
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 70 123
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 80
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 64
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 172
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 73 169
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 53
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 106
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 Feb. 21, 2017.
  • 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.