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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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8,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$447K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 143 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

266 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 266 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 266 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$573K

2014

$526K

2015

$447K

2016

Number of Claims

11,920

2014

10,907

2015

8,680

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 462

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

77

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

67

patients, 25% of all patients

2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

58

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

5 12
OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

6 6
METFORMIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

7 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 18% of all patients

8 13
SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

12 39
FUROSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

14 25
GABAPENTIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

15 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

17 35
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
SOTALOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

18 165
BYSTOLIC 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

20 116
XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

20 67
JANTOVEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 22 176
DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 23 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 86
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

26 50
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

27 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

27 56
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

29 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
SUCRALFATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

31 122
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 32 20
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 34 28
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 35 33
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 36 36
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 37 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 38 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

39 27
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

41 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 42 38
LABETALOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 43 182
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 44 104
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

44 59
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 47 53
LISINOPRIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

47 4
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 July 17, 2009.
  • 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.