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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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12,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

4% of this provider’s 374 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

20% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 423 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

$50 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

$742K

2014

$749K

2015

$621K

2016

Number of Claims

15,524

2014

14,391

2015

12,336

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 761

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

129

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

96

patients, 23% of all patients

2 12
OMEPRAZOLE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

9 13
CLONAZEPAM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

10 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

10 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

12 3
MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

13 29
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

18 11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

19 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

22 23
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 18
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 10
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 32
NAMENDA XR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 29 53
TEMAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

31 27
FENTANYL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 32 69
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

36 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

38 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 163
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 42 181
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 46
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 98
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

44 75
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

44 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 47 100
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 47 30
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 47 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 48
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 64
VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 50 196
NIACIN ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 53 198
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 43
MORPHINE SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 55 310
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 116
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 57 97
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 57 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 59 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 60 120
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 Nov. 9, 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.