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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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14,271Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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

3% of this provider’s 393 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

30% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 500 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$880K

2014

$893K

2015

$824K

2016

Number of Claims

14,082

2014

14,397

2015

14,271

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 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
SIMVASTATIN 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
GABAPENTIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

11 2
METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

15 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 8
TRAMADOL HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 18
CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 25
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
DULOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 46
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

29 21
OXYCODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

32 27
FINASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 65
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

36 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 73
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 39 60
ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 56
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 42 158
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 61
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 96
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 47 34
BYSTOLIC 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 47 116
XOPENEX HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 49 287
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 26
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 52 41
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 52 67
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

52 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 55 232
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 119
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 57 63
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

57 36
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 59 91
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 59 68
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 50
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 81
SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 63 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 64 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 58
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 64 98
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 67 64
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 67 108
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 69 72
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 117
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 May 6, 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.