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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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15,570Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$898K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

19% of this provider’s 449 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

33% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 538 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$842K

2014

$876K

2015

$898K

2016

Number of Claims

15,065

2014

15,682

2015

15,570

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 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
SERTRALINE HCL 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

2 19
LISINOPRIL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

5 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

6 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
GABAPENTIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
MIRTAZAPINE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

13 40
LORAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

14 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 55
TRAMADOL HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 8
RISPERIDONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 76
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 13
NAMENDA XR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 49
DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 31
TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

22 33
CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
METFORMIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
MEMANTINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

27 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

29 48
TOPIRAMATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 130
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 31 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
OLANZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 33 106
PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

34 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 82
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 18
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 21
CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 25
VOLTAREN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 42 59
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

45 117
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 12
CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 48 61
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 75
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 64
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 52 53
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 53 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

53 29
RIVASTIGMINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 56 195
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 16
HALOPERIDOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 186
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 146
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 92
ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

63 156
VIIBRYD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 64 275
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 70
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 67 58
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 68 62
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 29, 2013.
  • 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.