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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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18,180Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$858K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

437 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

4% of this provider’s 344 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

45% of this provider’s 437 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 437 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$858K

2016

Number of Claims

19,800

2014

19,996

2015

18,180

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
FUROSEMIDE 757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

95

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 701

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
GABAPENTIN 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

7 6
LISINOPRIL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

O 9 8
METFORMIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

11 3
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

12 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

13 82
PREDNISONE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

14 35
RANITIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

15 44
NAMENDA XR 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

16 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

18 26
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

19 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 41
DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 31
TOPIRAMATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 130
CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

28 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
AZITHROMYCIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

A 31 56
FENTANYL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

33 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 12
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 19
OXYCODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 52
BACLOFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 65
LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

39 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

42 45
IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

43 112
TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 44 17
PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

45 85
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

A 48 92
GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 50 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 22
MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 40
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

55 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 46
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 115
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

59 69
METOLAZONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 60 147
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 61 67
FLUCONAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

62 158
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 62 94
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 93
TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

65 79
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 102
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 55
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

68 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 69 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

69 203
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 71 76
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 72 151
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 72 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 74 110
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 75 169
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 96
VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

75 118
TERAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 78 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

79 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

80 83
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 80 80
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 80 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 83 61
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 84 105
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 84 30
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 June 26, 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.