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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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11,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$611K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

27% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$676K

2014

$714K

2015

$611K

2016

Number of Claims

12,346

2014

12,191

2015

11,021

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
LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 9
CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

14 15
ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 64
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 62
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

23 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 14
ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 34
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 108
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

32 123
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

32 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 29
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 73
TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 38 144
SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 40 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

40 24
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 43 143
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 112
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 93
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 109
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 75
LEVEMIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 152
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 51 60
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 113
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 52 65
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 49
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 55 50
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 June 11, 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.