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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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11,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

9% of this provider’s 296 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

34% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 345 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$425K

2014

$448K

2015

$695K

2016

Number of Claims

7,589

2014

8,261

2015

11,921

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
FUROSEMIDE 948

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

113

patients, 33% of all patients

1 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

2 15
GABAPENTIN 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

3 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

78

patients, 23% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

9 70
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

10 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

11 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

12 103
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

13 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 31
OMEPRAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

15 6
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

16 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P 17 55
FAMOTIDINE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

18 51
MIRTAZAPINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

19 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

20 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
TRADJENTA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11 22 200
CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

23 19
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

25 8
NAMENDA XR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 26 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

26 58
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

29 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 102
BACLOFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

31 96
NYSTOP 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

32 246
ONDANSETRON HCL* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

33 154
KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

34 95
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

35 276
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

O 36 9
LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

37 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 24
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 87
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

40 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

42 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

43 17
CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

44 25
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 45 26
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

46 28
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

46 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 48 37
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

49 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 157
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 51 68
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 81
KLOR-CON M10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

54 177
RENVELA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 54 180
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

56 86
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 A 57 326
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 193
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 April 6, 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.