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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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17,788Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 117 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 415 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

38% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$636K

2014

$595K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

16,091

2014

17,508

2015

17,788

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 1,216

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

205

patients, 29% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,178

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

214

patients, 30% of all patients

2 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,044

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

218

patients, 31% of all patients

3 3
CARVEDILOL 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

4 21
METFORMIN HCL 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

6 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

7 32
OMEPRAZOLE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

9 19
ATENOLOL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

10 33
LOVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

11 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

13 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

15 14
SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
GABAPENTIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 10
ALLOPURINOL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 91
RANITIDINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

20 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
GLIPIZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

22 56
FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

23 7
CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
CLONIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

26 58
TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
NIFEDIPINE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 161
TORSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 141
GLIPIZIDE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 120
BUSPIRONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 27
AMOXICILLIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

A 34 117
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

37 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 12
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 63
VENTOLIN HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

40 50
PROAIR HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

41 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
JANTOVEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 202
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 64
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 172
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
VERAPAMIL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 177
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

50 99
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

51 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 18
NIFEDICAL XL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 375
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 85
IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

55 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 56 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 155
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 100
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 60 112
FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 92
GLIPIZIDE XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 62 220
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

63 78
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 96
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 93
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 65 70
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 67 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 86
NOVOLIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 69 270
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 70 293
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.