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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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13,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 233 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$816K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 181 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

34% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$661K

2014

$729K

2015

$816K

2016

Number of Claims

11,185

2014

11,928

2015

13,685

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 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
METFORMIN HCL 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

O 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

9 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

10 3
ALPRAZOLAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
GABAPENTIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 10
MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

15 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

17 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

18 42
SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

21 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

22 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

23 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 22
AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

A 25 54
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

26 20
PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

27 40
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 27 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

30 107
NIFEDIPINE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

30 161
VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 43
TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 37 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 30
NEXIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 38 79
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 80
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 72
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 50
CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 93
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 41
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 33
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 48 92
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 121
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 59
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 66
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 53 112
INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 53 148
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 55 69
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 55 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 57 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 152
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 62
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 61 129
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 17
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 64 156
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 64 28
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 66 104
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 68 32
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 70 110
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 151
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 Feb. 27, 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.