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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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11,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 341 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 294 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

207 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

18% of this provider’s 136 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

44% of this provider’s 207 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 207 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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

$887K

2014

$832K

2015

$668K

2016

Number of Claims

14,595

2014

13,323

2015

11,282

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

46

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

49

patients, 24% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

5 22
FUROSEMIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

7 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

8 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

9 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

11 19
ALPRAZOLAM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

12 13
METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

13 9
SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
OMEPRAZOLE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

15 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

16 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

17 11
RISPERIDONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

P 18 94
TORSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

19 141
TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

O 20 15
RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

21 20
OXYCONTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 128
ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

22 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

24 17
MIRTAZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

25 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

26 18
FENTANYL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

28 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

P 29 57
SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

30 8
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 31 53
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

32 29
NAMENDA XR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 33 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

34 25
BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

35 76
NOVOLOG 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 36 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 37 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 38 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

39 43
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 40 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

41 24
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

42 84
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 43 71
TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

44 28
OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 45 119
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 46 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

47 27
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 48 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

A 48 95
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 50 91
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 50 77
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 50 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

50 14
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 54 88
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 54 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 56 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

57 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 58 55
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 59 26
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

60 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 Jan. 22, 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.