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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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13,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 245 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$767K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 209 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% 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

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 629 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 629 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$636K

2014

$740K

2015

$767K

2016

Number of Claims

11,367

2014

13,277

2015

13,270

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

1 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

7 12
TRAMADOL HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 15
SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

9 8
GABAPENTIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

10 27
CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

12 29
METFORMIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

16 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

17 45
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

18 28
LOVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

19 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 25
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 33
FUROSEMIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 7
CHLORTHALIDONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 146
OXCARBAZEPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 28 196
BUSPIRONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

29 76
ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 55
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 44
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 22
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

40 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 111
VERAPAMIL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 177
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 49
SYMBICORT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

44 73
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 186
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

47 18
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

49 107
MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 50 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 86
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 52 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 53 83
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 75
BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 127
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 67
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

58 46
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 23
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 68
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 59
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 21
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 172
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 32
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 60
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 65 72
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 65 43
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 Nov. 8, 2011.
  • 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.