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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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13,916Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 222 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$699K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 263 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

32% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 569 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.6M

2015

$699K

2016

Number of Claims

21,148

2014

21,776

2015

13,916

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 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

2 12
METFORMIN HCL 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
GABAPENTIN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

9 19
FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

10 7
LOVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

11 31
MELOXICAM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

14 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

16 32
FENOFIBRATE* 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
BACLOFEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

20 71
DULOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

22 122
VENTOLIN HFA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

23 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
PROAIR HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

29 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 64
TOPIRAMATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 34 98
LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 51
SPIRIVA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

38 27
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

A 39 54
TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 41 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 18
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 44
FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 49 153
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 28
NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 79
NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 161
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 53 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 49
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 110
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 35
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 57 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

58 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 53
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 218
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 61 43
TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 141
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 16
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 105
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

63 273
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 63 86
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. 22, 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.