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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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12,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$575K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 426 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

43% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$979K

2014

$808K

2015

$575K

2016

Number of Claims

22,893

2014

17,878

2015

12,775

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 615

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 588

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

3 10
LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
SIMVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

8 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
ALLOPURINOL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

9 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

11 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
LORAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

14 36
CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

18 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

21 29
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 34
SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O 25 154
MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 18
ZETIA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

28 100
SUCRALFATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 102
FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

30 133
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 20
CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 35
AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

A 35 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 36 70
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 40 55
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 41 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 93
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 76
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 78
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 16
TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 61
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 53 72
SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 54 201
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 55 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 56 87
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

57 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 37
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 59 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 69
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 109
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 62 121
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 63 124
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 53
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.