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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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12,959Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

481 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 308 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

36% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 481 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$837K

2014

$788K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

11,120

2014

11,320

2015

12,959

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

117

patients, 24% of all patients

O 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
OXYCODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 4
SUBOXONE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

15 229
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 17
ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

19 35
CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

A 21 56
SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 87
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 3
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 13
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
RISPERIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 32 76
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

34 32
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 47
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

37 31
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 27
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 68
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

41 75
BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A 43 89
CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 103
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 101
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 100
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 45 70
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 82
OXYCONTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 50 126
IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 112
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 81
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 52 26
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 54 189
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 54
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

56 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 22
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 58 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 29
FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

62 158
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 66 50
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 67 104
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

67 85
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 67 51
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 46
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 78
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 73 169
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 106
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 59
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 130
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. 20, 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.