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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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18,119Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

13% of this provider’s 399 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

18% of this provider’s 461 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 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$813K

2016

Number of Claims

25,869

2014

24,844

2015

18,119

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,196

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,023

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 806

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

4 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

5 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
SERTRALINE HCL 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

7 19
GABAPENTIN 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
LISINOPRIL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 55
JANTOVEN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

11 150
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

12 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

12 3
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

14 5
NAMENDA XR 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

15 49
CARVEDILOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
TRAZODONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 34
CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

21 14
TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

23 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

25 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 8
ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 9
LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

30 26
MEMANTINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
GLIPIZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 60
LYRICA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11 34 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
SEROQUEL XR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 171
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 12
CARTIA XT 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11 38 143
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 70
PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 72
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 42 87
MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
ARIPIPRAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 146
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 46 140
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

48 13
MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

48 21
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 107
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 51 67
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 52 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 53 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 54 61
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 56 135
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 56 77
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

58 160
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 58 131
OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 106
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 61 53
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 62 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 83
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 64 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 68 136
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 68 101
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 70 44
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 124
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 72 47
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 35
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O 73 57
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 June 11, 2014.
  • 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.