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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,556Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

278 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

14% of this provider’s 203 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

26% of this provider’s 278 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 278 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 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

$1.38M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$683K

2016

Number of Claims

21,517

2014

18,900

2015

11,556

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

3 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

7 21
FAMOTIDINE* 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

8 51
TRAZODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

9 30
BACLOFEN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10 96
DULOXETINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

11 33
MIRTAZAPINE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

12 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 31
CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

14 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

15 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

17 62
OMEPRAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

18 6
FENTANYL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 69
METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

20 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
XARELTO 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 67
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 42
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

23 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

O 25 9
NAMENDA XR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 53
TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 18
GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

27 11
CLONIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 27 66
LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

30 36
RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P 31 128
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

32 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 33 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

34 32
CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

34 25
LEVETIRACETAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

34 91
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

37 102
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

38 197
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 39 77
ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

40 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

40 87
SIMVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

42 5
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 43 157
LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 44 203
VOLTAREN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

45 161
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

46 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 47 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 48 158
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 49 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 51 144
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 52 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 53 8
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 53 78
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 55 162
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 57 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 58 80
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 58 76
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 68
RANEXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 61 322
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 62 118
NUEDEXTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 333
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. 17, 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.