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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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18,833Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

3% of this provider’s 453 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

23% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$798K

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

13,817

2014

17,923

2015

18,833

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
LISINOPRIL 838

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

159

patients, 27% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 718

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
TRAZODONE HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

7 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

8 43
DULOXETINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

9 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
ALPRAZOLAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

13 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

15 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

16 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
RANITIDINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

18 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 24
FENTANYL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 20 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 12
LYRICA 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 68
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

25 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 41
TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O 26 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 13
CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
METFORMIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

30 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

31 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 16
ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
PROAIR HFA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

34 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 50
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
BACLOFEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

38 14
ROPINIROLE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 61
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 19
DIAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 113
VENTOLIN HFA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

42 75
CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 47
GLIPIZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 60
LOVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

45 54
OXYCODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 46 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
OXYCONTIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 126
CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 69
PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

53 35
EMBEDA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 10 54 332
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 64
NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 56 109
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 55
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 58 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 32
CHLORTHALIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 148
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

61 21
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 39
XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 101
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 269
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 28
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 112
PRAZOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 69 360
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 36
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 183
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 72 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 30
DALIRESP 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 73 318
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 37
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 76 93
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 59
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 80 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 81 45
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 81 128
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

83 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 83 108
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 85 121
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 193
HYSINGLA ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 85 391
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 85 40
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 89 98
BUTRANS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 89 316
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

91 105
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 91 143
BREO ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 261
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 93 87
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. 13, 2017.
  • 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.