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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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10,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 139 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

5% of this provider’s 376 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

25% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 412 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$603K

2014

$740K

2015

$768K

2016

Number of Claims

10,213

2014

10,938

2015

10,673

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 745

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

168

patients, 41% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

113

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
INDAPAMIDE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

4 194
OMEPRAZOLE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

7 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

8 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
CRESTOR 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

12 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

13 16
SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

15 43
FUROSEMIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

17 46
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 18 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 22
ELIQUIS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 121
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 28
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 115
CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 26 17
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

27 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

27 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

30 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 18
SYNTHROID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 58
ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 35 30
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 93
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

36 53
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 38 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 37
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

39 184
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 41 74
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 41 105
BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 237
VICTOZA 3-PAK 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 321
LIVALO 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 44 382
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 100
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 47 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 49 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 41
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 12, 2016.
  • 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.