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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,644Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 139 out of 1000

$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 230 out of 1000

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

52% 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 264 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

48% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 32%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 264 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 12%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 335 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$430K

2012

$434K

2013

$443K

2014

$451K

2015

Number of Claims

9,804

2012

9,914

2013

10,166

2014

10,644

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

83

patients, 25% of all patients

1 22
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

3 9
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 16
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

9 45
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

11 99
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

12 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

13 5
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

14 76
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

14 27
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

17 105
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

18 3
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 42
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 80
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

22 35
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 83
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

24 11
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

27 29
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 41
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 36
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

A 31 71
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

32 101
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 34 139
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 36 157
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

37 6
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

38 28
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

40 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 52
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 42 69
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

45 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 23
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 47 17
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 47 37
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

A 49 53
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

50 159
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 50 90
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 52 34
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 R 53 188
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 54 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A 55 61
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 56 50
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 56 217
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 148
TRIAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 59 283
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Jan. 4, 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.