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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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13,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

925 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

30% of this provider’s 925 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 925 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$538K

2014

$556K

2015

$571K

2016

Number of Claims

13,043

2014

12,838

2015

13,710

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 652

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

209

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 8
ALPRAZOLAM 623

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

2 23
FUROSEMIDE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

6 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

7 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

10 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

11 4
OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

12 6
TRAMADOL HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

14 20
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 11
MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

16 21
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

16 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 41
AZITHROMYCIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

A 19 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

A 20 92
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

20 36
TEMAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

20 120
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

23 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

24 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 16
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

26 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

29 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

31 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 12
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 33 63
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 37 89
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

38 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 131
MUPIROCIN* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

41 164
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 22
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

44 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 30
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 72
TERBINAFINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

48 267
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 29
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

51 60
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 26
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 119
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 98
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 83
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 57 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 58 94
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 85
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 59 145
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 19
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 62 142
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 53
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 62
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 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 Jan. 15, 2008.
  • 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.