Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

17,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

777 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

More resources »

Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 777 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

More resources »

Opioids

28% of this provider’s 777 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$799K

2014

$873K

2015

$797K

2016

Number of Claims

16,130

2014

18,033

2015

17,796

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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 744

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

4 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

5 16
SIMVASTATIN 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

O 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
FUROSEMIDE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

10 7
METFORMIN HCL 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

12 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

13 15
LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
CLOPIDOGREL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

19 30
ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
TRAMADOL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 46
SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
DIGOXIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

28 66
KLOR-CON M20 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 97
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 18
ALPRAZOLAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 65
LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

37 68
DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
MEMANTINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A 42 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 59
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 46 56
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

46 80
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

48 75
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 32
PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 85
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 51
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 81
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

54 35
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 33
GLIPIZIDE XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 250
LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 36
NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

58 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 58 136
GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 161
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 54
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 61 49
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 44
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 63 93
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 48
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 66 133
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

66 111
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 123
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 104
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 73
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 73 53
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 74 163
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 74 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 74 92
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 77 105
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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. 16, 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.