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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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19,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

3% of this provider’s 490 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

19% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 631 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$985K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

18,477

2014

19,693

2015

19,695

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 851

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
METFORMIN HCL 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

2 9
LOVASTATIN 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

3 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
SIMVASTATIN 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
GABAPENTIN 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
RANITIDINE HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

12 20
FUROSEMIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

14 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
CLOPIDOGREL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

16 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

20 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 35
CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

32 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
FINASTERIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 70
CELECOXIB 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 89
TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 53
VENTOLIN HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

38 50
CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 17
IBUPROFEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 80
FENTANYL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 57
OXYCODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 44 52
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 72
XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 90
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 122
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 81
TERAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 135
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 249
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 44
INVOKANA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 148
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 112
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 56 60
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 38
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 66
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

60 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 51
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 34
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 63 71
ESTRADIOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 64 126
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 58
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 68
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 63
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 69 73
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 70 110
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 65
VICTOZA 3-PAK 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 217
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 37
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 187
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 73 87
OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 76 128
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 77 154
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 79 69
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 169
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 79 56
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 82
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

83 40
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 April 29, 2009.
  • 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.