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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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16,654Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 145 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

10% of this provider’s 308 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

35% of this provider’s 423 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 423 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

$93 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.96M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

18,266

2014

16,934

2015

16,654

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 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

93

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
ALPRAZOLAM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

9 25
GABAPENTIN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
LOVASTATIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

11 31
SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
MELOXICAM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

14 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

15 16
OXYCODONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 52
TRAMADOL HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O 17 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

18 19
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

19 9
RANITIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

21 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

22 42
PREDNISONE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

23 40
DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

25 12
LORAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

25 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

27 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

28 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

29 39
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
TRAZODONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

31 28
NAMENDA XR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11 32 60
CARVEDILOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

33 21
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 35 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 35
CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

39 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 38
ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 36
METFORMIN HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 153
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 22
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

46 46
CELECOXIB 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 89
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

48 63
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

49 59
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

50 23
XARELTO 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 90
DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 67
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

53 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

53 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 32
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 103
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 33
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

58 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 111
NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

60 108
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 61 68
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 74
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 63 225
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 64 189
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

65 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 66 76
ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

67 126
SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 150
VESICARE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 67 125
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 145
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 71 54
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 198
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 73 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 73 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 75 55
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 76 79
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 76 106
MORPHINE SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 78 210
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 85
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

80 99
CALCITRIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 80 276
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 80 124
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 June 3, 2010.
  • 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.