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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

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

75% 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

7% of this provider’s 427 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$88 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $292 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.44M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

17,790

2014

18,237

2015

17,523

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 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

134

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 17
METHOTREXATE 662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
PREDNISONE 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

5 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
LISINOPRIL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

7 19
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

9 13
ALPRAZOLAM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

10 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

11 23
MELOXICAM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 46
GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

15 74
OXYCONTIN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 58
TORSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 89
NAMENDA XR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

17 89
TRAMADOL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 19 4
LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

20 71
MIRTAZAPINE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 92
CARVEDILOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 68
SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
LEVETIRACETAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

25 30
OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 36
CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 57
OXYCODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

30 24
FENTANYL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

33 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 107
HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 107
RISPERIDONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 36 110
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 12
LANTUS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 113
METFORMIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 55
SERTRALINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 115
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 38
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 33
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 45
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 49
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 10
NAPROXEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 39
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 51
RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 56 42
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 57 21
OLANZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 59 128
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 60 54
DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 61 81
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

62 35
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 63 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 63 66
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 63 48
KLOR-CON 10 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 66 133
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 133
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 133
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 69 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 70 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 37
CARISOPRODOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 67
LITHIUM CARBONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 73 139
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

73 41
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 75 75
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 75 143
NUEDEXTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 77 144
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 78 43
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 14, 2008.
  • 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.