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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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7,993Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 261 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 278 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

48% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 673 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$317K

2014

$363K

2015

$416K

2016

Number of Claims

5,805

2014

7,043

2015

7,993

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

2 1
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

6 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 8
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

8 11
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

9 6
MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

11 22
AMOXICILLIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

A 12 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

13 12
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 14 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

15 29
FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

16 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 41
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

18 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

19 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

20 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

21 13
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 22 92
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 75
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 51
ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

26 18
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

28 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

30 15
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 30 19
CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 32 103
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 33
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

34 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

36 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 37 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 38 82
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 40 44
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 31
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 26
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 44 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 44 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 46 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 38
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 36
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 Feb. 24, 2010.
  • 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.