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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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17,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

2% of this provider’s 649 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

25% of this provider’s 765 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 765 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$646K

2014

$647K

2015

$895K

2016

Number of Claims

12,335

2014

12,513

2015

17,222

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,213

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

229

patients, 30% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 841

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

2 8
METFORMIN HCL 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

6 39
TRAMADOL HCL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

8 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

10 1
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

11 63
CARVEDILOL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

12 96
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
FUROSEMIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

15 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 11
ALLOPURINOL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 36
GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 131
OMEPRAZOLE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

20 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

20 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
IBUPROFEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

26 80
CLONIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 77
MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

28 26
ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
NIFEDIPINE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

30 161
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 137
SPIRONOLACTONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 115
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 24
VERAPAMIL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 177
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
NAPROXEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 78
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 351
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 17
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 61
AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 42 54
IRBESARTAN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 156
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 38
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 20
CHLORTHALIDONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 146
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 152
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 65
TRADJENTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 168
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 6
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

54 99
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 56
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

57 105
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 58 186
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 70
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

60 50
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 61 66
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 113
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 109
SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 73
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 97
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 46
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

68 122
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 59
QUINAPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 158
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

70 81
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 268
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 165
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 91
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 76 85
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 4, 2012.
  • 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.