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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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16,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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 410 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

29% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$641K

2014

$621K

2015

$709K

2016

Number of Claims

14,632

2014

14,888

2015

16,849

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
LISINOPRIL 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

110

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 683

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
FUROSEMIDE 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

6 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

7 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

8 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
SIMVASTATIN 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

11 5
METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

16 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

17 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
LOVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 54
LORAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 36
VOLTAREN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

22 118
MIRTAZAPINE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 40
MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 90
SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 27
ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 26
TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

32 29
GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 60
FENTANYL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 16
ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 24
FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 59
MYRBETRIQ 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 153
ROPINIROLE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 61
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 44
NAMZARIC 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 44 238
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 45 31
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 63
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 47
ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 105
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 49 128
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 131
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

52 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 53 50
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

54 117
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

A 54 73
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 56 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 56 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 58 71
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 59 177
GEMFIBROZIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 59 119
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

59 95
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 62 81
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 92
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 63 74
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 66
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 78
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 79
OXYCONTIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 126
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 72 51
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 Nov. 12, 2013.
  • 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.