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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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5,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 175 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$251K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 223 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

36% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 315 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$652K

2014

$648K

2015

$251K

2016

Number of Claims

16,076

2014

17,734

2015

5,851

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 270

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
ALPRAZOLAM 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

76

patients, 24% of all patients

2 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

O 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
TRAMADOL HCL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

8 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

9 13
SIMVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

11 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

12 2
OMEPRAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

13 6
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

14 33
GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

15 11
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

16 7
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

17 75
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

18 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

19 34
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

O 21 170
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

21 100
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

23 134
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

23 96
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

25 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

25 27
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 132
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

28 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

A 29 94
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 21
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. 16, 2009.
  • 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.