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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 92

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 92

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

21% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

7% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 16%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

50% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$203 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $113 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$761K

2012

$920K

2013

$1.21M

2014

$1.41M

2015

Number of Claims

6,474

2012

6,710

2013

7,136

2014

6,941

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

411

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

397

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

88

patients, 27% of all patients

2 46
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

68

patients, 21% of all patients

3 67
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

4 65
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

8 77
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

9 94
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

10 96
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

11 84
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

12 101
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

13 2
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

14 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
VICTOZA 2-PAK

Used with a diet and exerci... +

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 145
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 147
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 151
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 151
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

22 153
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 110
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

24 18
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

25 159
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 52
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 10
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 162
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

29 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

32 8
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 33 1
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

34 206
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

35 15
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 March 3, 2008.
  • 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.