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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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19,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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 414 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

46% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$878K

2014

$875K

2015

$907K

2016

Number of Claims

19,000

2014

18,709

2015

19,474

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 1,133

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

151

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 735

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

2 10
FUROSEMIDE 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

O 6 8
ALLOPURINOL 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

7 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
ALPRAZOLAM 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

11 23
GABAPENTIN 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
SIMVASTATIN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

13 5
CLOPIDOGREL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 27
SERTRALINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

16 16
TRAMADOL HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 17
ATENOLOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

18 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

19 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 42
OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

21 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

22 22
METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

23 9
RANITIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

24 44
XARELTO 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

25 101
CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

26 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
MIRTAZAPINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 40
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 33
FINASTERIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 30
CEPHALEXIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

A 31 73
LANTUS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

33 93
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

37 29
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

40 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

41 14
BACLOFEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 77
RISPERIDONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P 42 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

44 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 39
FLUCONAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

46 158
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 32
JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 48 67
SOTALOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 201
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 15
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 51 53
DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 66
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 47
BUMETANIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 160
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 56 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 131
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 64
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

60 35
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 125
VOLTAREN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 61 118
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 189
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 64 190
LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 89
METHADONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 66 168
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 59
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 36
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 69 68
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 69 108
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 72 100
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 102
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 74 151
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 75 115
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 76 233
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 June 4, 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.