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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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18,972Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

3% of this provider’s 402 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

39% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 590 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

17,663

2014

17,850

2015

18,972

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 767

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

2 13
OMEPRAZOLE 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 6
TRAMADOL HCL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

O 5 15
LISINOPRIL 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
SIMVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
FUROSEMIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

12 7
RANITIDINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
OXYCODONE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

16 4
TRAZODONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

20 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

22 27
DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 37
ATENOLOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 33
MIRTAZAPINE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 44
FENTANYL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

28 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

29 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 16
PREDNISONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

32 40
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 49
MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

35 26
NYSTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

36 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 42
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 56
CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
SYMBICORT 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
IBUPROFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 80
VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

45 50
DIAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 67
NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 79
PROAIR HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 46
ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

50 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 25
CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 17
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 47
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 113
INVOKANA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 148
LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 61 66
GEMFIBROZIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 124
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 23
BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 71
OXYCONTIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 65 128
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 68
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 84
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 94
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 69 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 63
ANORO ELLIPTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 279
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 86
PRISTIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 75 242
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 64
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 59
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

80 162
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 81 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 81 43
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 75
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 84 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 55
VOLTAREN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 87 166
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 88 122
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 90 39
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 54
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 145
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 93 126
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 94 127
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 March 17, 2014.
  • 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.