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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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16,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$601K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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 304 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

47% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 334 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$711K

2014

$650K

2015

$601K

2016

Number of Claims

17,546

2014

17,306

2015

16,951

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 940

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

99

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

88

patients, 26% of all patients

2 7
SIMVASTATIN 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

87

patients, 26% of all patients

5 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

6 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

7 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

8 4
LISINOPRIL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

9 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
GABAPENTIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

O 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

13 20
ATENOLOL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

14 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

15 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

16 3
NAMENDA XR 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

17 49
SERTRALINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

18 19
METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

19 9
ALLOPURINOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

20 28
TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 17
DILT-XR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

10 22 271
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

23 18
FENTANYL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 24 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

25 131
RANITIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

26 44
ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

26 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

29 16
CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

31 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

34 48
MEMANTINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 74
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

36 27
ZETIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 37 100
SUCRALFATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

37 102
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

40 86
BUMETANIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

41 96
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 42 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 43 30
FAMOTIDINE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

44 53
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

45 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 46 41
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

47 82
CELECOXIB 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

49 103
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

49 35
NAPROXEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 98
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

52 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 52 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 54 38
RISPERIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P 54 76
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 54 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 79
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

58 36
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 58 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 60 37
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

60 121
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

62 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 63 90
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

A 64 89
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 65 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

66 29
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 66 78
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 68 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 69 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 92
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 70 83
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 132
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 Oct. 5, 2011.
  • 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.