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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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20,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

6% of this provider’s 354 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

44% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 500 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.43M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

20,770

2014

21,343

2015

20,978

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 878

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

O 5 6
GABAPENTIN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

7 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

8 24
OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
SIMVASTATIN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

14 4
ALPRAZOLAM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

15 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

16 16
XARELTO 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 90
CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 15
DULOXETINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 37
NAMENDA XR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

21 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
TRAZODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

27 30
MELOXICAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

28 26
LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

29 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 14
PREDNISONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

32 40
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
LYRICA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 35
ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 23
VESICARE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 125
NUEDEXTA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 175
GLIMEPIRIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 39
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
CEFDINIR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

A 42 157
METFORMIN HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 45
BUPROPION XL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 123
LINZESS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 170
BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

47 27
DEXILANT 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 149
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 49
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 114
FENTANYL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 53 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A 54 95
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 144
PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

56 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 58 57
ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 59 121
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

60 64
DIAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 67
LAMOTRIGINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 62 132
SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 75
RISPERIDONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 94
BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

65 71
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 139
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 32
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 84
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 70 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 65
CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 89
NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

73 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 74 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 102
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

76 61
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 77 182
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

77 105
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

79 83
LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 80 103
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

80 76
INVOKANA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 82 148
ULORIC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 83 256
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 84 189
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 85 104
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

A 86 113
BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

87 127
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 87 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 87 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 90 44
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 91 87
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 91 169
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 93 389
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 80
MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 93 48
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 96 106
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 73
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

98 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A 98 85
NAMZARIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 98 241
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 101 68
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 101 52
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 101 143
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 104 155
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 104 131
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

104 140
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

104 162
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

104 99
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 March 14, 2014.
  • 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.