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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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12,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$680K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

4% of this provider’s 502 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

20% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$525K

2014

$785K

2015

$680K

2016

Number of Claims

10,738

2014

13,652

2015

12,897

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 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
ATENOLOL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

8 26
OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
SERTRALINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

10 19
METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

12 13
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

14 32
TRAZODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

15 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 8
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 48
LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

25 93
GLIPIZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

25 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 37
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

28 46
FAMOTIDINE* 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 82
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 16
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
NOVOLOG 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 132
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 25
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 39 67
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 21
NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 41 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 42 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 43 110
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 43 91
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 47 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 137
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 81
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 50 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 108
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 80
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 101
LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 53 167
FELODIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 56 386
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 58 104
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 59 97
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 60 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 60 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 62 38
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 63 226
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 39
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.