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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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18,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

33% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$874K

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

14,427

2014

16,459

2015

18,334

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 821

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

147

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 701

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

148

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

4 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
ALLOPURINOL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

10 36
ALPRAZOLAM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
FUROSEMIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

14 27
CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

17 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
TRAMADOL HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

20 12
FENOFIBRATE* 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 101
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

22 11
MELOXICAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

25 47
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 44
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 86
VENTOLIN HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 50
SERTRALINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 23
BUPROPION HCL SR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 127
DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 37
GLIPIZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

37 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 42
NAPROXEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

41 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 18
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

43 20
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

44 169
WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 22
PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

46 46
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

47 80
AMOXICILLIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 117
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 17
VICTOZA 3-PAK 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 217
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

53 99
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

54 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 43
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

56 40
FAMOTIDINE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 55
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 96
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

60 73
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 48
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 105
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 70
SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 82
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 65 131
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 65 51
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 54
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 61
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 110
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 31
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 39
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 72 121
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 155
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 58
DEXILANT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 78 149
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 106
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 79 90
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 79 68
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 79 250
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 130
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 93
CILOSTAZOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 207
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 86 129
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 66
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 88
DALIRESP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 89 212
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 90 98
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 75
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. 20, 2013.
  • 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.