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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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7,716Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 594 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$406K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 614 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

318 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

36% of this provider’s 318 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 318 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

$53 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

$438K

2014

$530K

2015

$406K

2016

Number of Claims

7,122

2014

8,987

2015

7,716

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
ALPRAZOLAM 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

1 13
LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

8 5
SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

8 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
OXYCODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
METFORMIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 9
LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

17 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

20 7
TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

22 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

27 45
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

27 56
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 101
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

30 11
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

32 51
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
NIACIN ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 34 254
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 35 167
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

36 71
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 27
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 38 37
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 40 69
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 129
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 22
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 54
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 May 14, 2015.
  • 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.