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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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18,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$787K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

680 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

3% of this provider’s 509 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

28% of this provider’s 680 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 680 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$854K

2014

$823K

2015

$787K

2016

Number of Claims

17,245

2014

17,825

2015

18,863

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 830

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 818

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
SIMVASTATIN 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
TRAMADOL HCL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 17
METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
CARVEDILOL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 46
LOVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 54
FENTANYL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 57
PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

17 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 43
GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 65
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 155
RANITIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
ALPRAZOLAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 24
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 19
CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 47
DIGOXIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 66
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

35 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 50
CLONIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 84
PROPRANOLOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 137
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 16
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 32
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 131
MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

42 21
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

46 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 20
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 28
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 63
LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 36
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 80
BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 77
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 56 67
MINOXIDIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 343
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 115
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 59 51
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 78
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 114
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 61 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 63 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 39
OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 66 192
FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 67 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 79
METHYLDOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

10 71 369
PRIMIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 188
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 73 94
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 18
GEMFIBROZIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 75 119
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 77 151
BUPROPION HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 77 209
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 79 59
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 80 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

81 37
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 81 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 83 200
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 56
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 85 133
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 85 142
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.