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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

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

45% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

43 of this provider’s 444 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

56% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 497 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$1.14M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

22,358

2014

22,980

2015

22,997

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 828

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

116

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 827

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

132

patients, 27% of all patients

2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

7 20
OMEPRAZOLE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

9 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

13 6
ALPRAZOLAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
TRAMADOL HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 15
ALLOPURINOL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

16 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

17 14
PREDNISONE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

18 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

18 13
RANITIDINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

20 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

21 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

22 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

23 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

25 27
CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

26 28
FENTANYL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 26 48
GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

28 11
VESICARE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 66
DULOXETINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

30 32
CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

31 25
MEMANTINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

32 67
ELIQUIS 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 70
NAMENDA XR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 43
SERTRALINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

36 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

37 44
BYSTOLIC 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 88
LYRICA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 39
NEXIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 57
ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

41 21
LOVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

42 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

43 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

44 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

A 45 74
LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

46 29
VOLTAREN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 87
CELECOXIB 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

48 100
OLANZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 49 52
LINZESS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 105
BUMETANIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

51 61
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 84
SUCRALFATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 30
JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 89
OXYCODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 34
XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 58 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

59 41
DILT-XR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

60 111
RALOXIFENE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 93
AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 62 45
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 36
CEPHALEXIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

A 64 54
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 113
DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 62
TRADJENTA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

69 16
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 72 55
LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 72
NITROFURANTOIN* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 118
MECLIZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 103
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A 76 46
UNIFINE PENTIPS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 124
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 79 77
BUDESONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 127
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

81 71
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 81 34
GEMFIBROZIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

84 102
CLOZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 131
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 86 132
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 86 132
TORSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 135
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 88 135
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 90 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

91 51
HYDROCORTISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 92 144
NOVOLIN R 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 144
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

92 144
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

95 107
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 82
NYSTOP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

97 155
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 98 47
PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 98 162
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 100 58
DOXEPIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 100 166
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 9, 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.