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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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13,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 309 providers in this state and specialty

414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

6% of this provider’s 393 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

43% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $79 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.33M

2014

$952K

2015

$644K

2016

Number of Claims

29,051

2014

18,195

2015

13,442

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 618

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
TRAMADOL HCL 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

O 3 18
OMEPRAZOLE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
MIRTAZAPINE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

7 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

10 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

11 2
GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

12 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

13 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

15 5
LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

16 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

20 98
METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 10
MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
SERTRALINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

26 28
CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 48
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

A 32 192
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

34 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
CEPHALEXIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

A 36 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

37 27
NAMENDA XR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 37 53
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 37 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

40 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 20
FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 51
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

44 35
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O 44 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 24
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

A 47 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 50 120
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 14
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 50 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 74
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

54 154
HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

55 195
ARANESP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 333
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 75
METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 160
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 Dec. 15, 2009.
  • 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.