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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,010Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 294 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

64% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 340 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 32%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$567K

2014

$613K

2015

$549K

2016

Number of Claims

11,346

2014

11,733

2015

11,010

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 583

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

1 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
LISINOPRIL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

8 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

9 20
METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

11 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

12 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

13 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

14 26
LANTUS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

15 93
GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

15 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

17 28
LOVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

18 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

19 18
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

20 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

23 15
CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

76

patients, 22% of all patients

A 27 50
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

28 35
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

29 123
TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 30 16
RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 P 30 91
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

32 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

33 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

A 34 76
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 3
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 36 31
INDAPAMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

37 233
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

37 68
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 42
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

40 49
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

41 238
NYSTOP 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

42 241
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 42 46
SOTALOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 42 203
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

46 32
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 67
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 172
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 47 57
SIMVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 50 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 52 131
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 53 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 53 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 64
KLOR-CON M10 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 56 283
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 57 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

57 181
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 59 80
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 59 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 59 59
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. 6, 2010.
  • 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.