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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,886Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 244 providers in this state and specialty

$909K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 244 providers in this state and specialty

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 Missouri
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.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 4%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $178 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$770K

2014

$923K

2015

$909K

2016

Number of Claims

14,929

2014

16,662

2015

16,886

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
LISINOPRIL 986

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

146

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 794

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

125

patients, 27% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 665

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

4 8
RANITIDINE HCL 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

5 13
GABAPENTIN 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
DULOXETINE HCL 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

8 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

9 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

10 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

12 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

13 11
METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
TRAZODONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

19 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

20 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 124
TIZANIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

22 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 34
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 129
LOVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
INVOKANA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

27 111
BUSPIRONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 60
CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

30 12
SIMVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 9
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

32 22
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 29
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

34 109
VENTOLIN HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

35 30
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 84
PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

38 33
FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 68
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

41 15
TRADJENTA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 93
CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 66
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 38
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

45 161
OMEPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

46 4
CHLORTHALIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 136
VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 48 119
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 72
DALIRESP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 49 155
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

51 25
GLIPIZIDE XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 201
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

53 108
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 53 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 55 121
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 57 47
MUPIROCIN* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

58 213
NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

59 178
DOXEPIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 60 171
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

61 141
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

61 125
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 61 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A 61 91
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

A 65 82
FLOVENT HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 220
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 67 229
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 67 37
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 233
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 36
JARDIANCE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 71 236
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 42
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 71 64
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 74 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 75 54
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 75 140
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 5, 2018.
  • 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.