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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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15,009Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$815K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

22% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 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

$525K

2014

$608K

2015

$815K

2016

Number of Claims

10,155

2014

10,995

2015

15,009

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 772

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

141

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 552

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

4 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

8 6
FUROSEMIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

12 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

13 15
ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

14 26
METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 9
SERTRALINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

17 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

17 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

19 37
GABAPENTIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 30
TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 25 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 48
FINASTERIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 32
LOVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
LANTUS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

33 93
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 27
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 61
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 78
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 42
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 18
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 34
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 163
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 46
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 49 101
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 85
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 51 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 51 110
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 53 80
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 97
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 56 92
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

58 111
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 59 104
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 157
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 62 90
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 143
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 64 38
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 184
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 66 50
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 Jan. 19, 2018.
  • 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.