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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

13% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 542 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 32%.

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Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$111 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$1.55M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

17,955

2014

16,185

2015

15,933

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 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

3 5
LISINOPRIL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
CARVEDILOL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

6 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
CRESTOR 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

9 44
LOVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

10 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

13 82
GABAPENTIN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
RANITIDINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

15 15
TRADJENTA 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 145
ATENOLOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

17 35
BENICAR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 169
CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

20 26
WELCHOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

21 184
VENTOLIN HFA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

22 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

22 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

24 62
LYRICA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 53
VALSARTAN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 118
DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

27 38
INVOKANA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 110
NAPROXEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

28 74
PROAIR HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

30 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

32 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

34 39
SYMBICORT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 20
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

37 109
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 167
SIMVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 11
JANUMET XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 168
VASCEPA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 171
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 7
ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 86
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 72
LINZESS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 103
VICTOZA 3-PAK 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 142
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 85
ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 79
TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 51 16
BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 76
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 57
NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 28
DEXILANT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 101
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 17
ULORIC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 238
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 61 3
DALIRESP 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 63 204
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

63 105
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

65 121
BENICAR HCT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 170
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 58
IRBESARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 68 258
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 69 260
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 70 69
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 87
NITROSTAT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

72 213
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 98
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 150
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 47
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 119
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 135
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 80 71
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

82 83
MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 83 136
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 83 120
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 85 92
PRISTIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 219
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 Aug. 14, 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.