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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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15,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

2% of this provider’s 527 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

40% of this provider’s 655 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 655 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$997K

2016

Number of Claims

15,306

2014

15,244

2015

15,608

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
ALPRAZOLAM 650

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

1 23
SIMVASTATIN 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
DULOXETINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

8 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

9 18
OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

12 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

13 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

14 45
METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

17 20
CLOPIDOGREL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 20 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 15
OXYCODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 52
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

23 88
PREDNISONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

24 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 42
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 17
DIAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

30 113
SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 65
TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 16
GABAPENTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 89
MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 21
PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 87
CELECOXIB 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 103
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 13
MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 71
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 115
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 62
BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 49 139
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 50 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 123
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 28
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 54 293
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 57
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 66
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 57 94
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 59 302
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 60 151
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 61 59
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 58
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 62 109
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 62 73
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
OXYCONTIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 67 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 92
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 55
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 70 112
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 70 54
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.