Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

7,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 310 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$559K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 142 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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.

More resources »

Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

More resources »

Opioids

31% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$77 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$582K

2014

$585K

2015

$559K

2016

Number of Claims

8,534

2014

7,673

2015

7,272

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 449

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

102

patients, 37% of all patients

1 3
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

2 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

73

patients, 27% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 340

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

91

patients, 33% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

66

patients, 24% of all patients

5 39
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 21% of all patients

O 6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

71

patients, 26% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

9 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

10 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

11 22
MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

12 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

13 38
MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

14 40
VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

15 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

17 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

18 151
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

19 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

19 24
NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

21 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 1
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

22 111
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

26 125
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 116
LISINOPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

28 2
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

28 230
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
GABAPENTIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

31 11
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 165
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

A 33 56
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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. 13, 2017.
  • 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.