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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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16,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 21 providers in this state and specialty

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

49% 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.

33 of this provider’s 499 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 571 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 41%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 571 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$716K

2014

$684K

2015

$842K

2016

Number of Claims

16,371

2014

15,591

2015

16,987

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 847

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

4 20
SIMVASTATIN 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

11 30
GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
TRAMADOL HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
MELOXICAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

18 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 68
CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 31
CLONAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 40
ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
ALPRAZOLAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
LAMOTRIGINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 25 94
RISPERIDONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 27 83
LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

31 18
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 21
CARBAMAZEPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 99
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 36 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

38 12
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 37
LEVETIRACETAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 72
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 53
LYRICA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 27
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 72
FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 116
JANTOVEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 47 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 44
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 121
VENLAFAXINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 121
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 69
PHENOBARBITAL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 54 126
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 55 96
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 56 128
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

A 57 45
GEMFIBROZIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 102
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 58 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 60 77
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 63 77
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 54
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 63 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 46
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 67 57
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 139
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 139
NOVOLOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 70 144
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 61
TERAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 72 158
SOTALOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 72 158
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 72 90
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 72 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 76 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 81
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 77 97
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.