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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

5% of this provider’s 442 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

26% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 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

$926K

2014

$961K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

13,922

2014

14,100

2015

13,497

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 890

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

125

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

7 4
FUROSEMIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
RALOXIFENE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

9 125
SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
MELOXICAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

12 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 34
GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

15 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

16 31
NAMENDA XR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

17 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

18 27
FAMOTIDINE* 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
METFORMIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

O 22 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

22 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

32 22
INVOKANA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 184
LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 36 109
FENTANYL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 39
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 42 60
MEMANTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 43 76
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 87
XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 47 67
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 51 55
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 52 91
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 53 164
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 15
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 35
NIACIN ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 56 198
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 56 33
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 58 144
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 59 127
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 61 144
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 84
KLOR-CON M10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 64 177
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 89
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

66 75
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 67 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 67 48
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 83
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 69 159
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 79
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. 10, 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.