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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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15,511Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

$848K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1008 providers in this state and specialty

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

69% 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

15% of this provider’s 479 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

37% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$255K

2014

$364K

2015

$848K

2016

Number of Claims

5,053

2014

6,391

2015

15,511

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 732

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

116

patients, 23% of all patients

4 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

7 13
OMEPRAZOLE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

9 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

10 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

11 30
MIRTAZAPINE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

12 40
LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

12 2
NAMENDA XR 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

14 49
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

15 27
SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
DULOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
BUMETANIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

18 96
CARVEDILOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

18 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 55
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 110
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O 24 8
FAMOTIDINE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

24 53
METFORMIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 9
CEPHALEXIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

A 27 73
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

28 107
DIGOXIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 66
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

29 48
RISPERIDONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 31 76
VOLTAREN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 101
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

35 160
MEMANTINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 74
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

39 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 82
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

41 35
LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

42 36
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 43 17
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 28
LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 104
NOVOLOG 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 132
KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

47 97
NYSTOP 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

48 224
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 91
SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 5
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 80
CEFTRIAXONE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 222
METOLAZONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

53 147
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

54 14
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 121
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 77
AMIODARONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

57 135
DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 58 145
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 163
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

59 88
LIDOCAINE HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

61 227
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 16
GENERLAC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 65 280
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 94
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 69 79
BUDESONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 199
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 176
SENSIPAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 72 287
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 26
MIDODRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 225
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 180
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 75 141
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 21
BREO ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 78 261
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.