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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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17,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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 377 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

36% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

47% of this provider’s 495 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$929K

2014

$927K

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

16,161

2014

17,189

2015

17,687

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
LISINOPRIL 627

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

113

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

O 9 6
RANITIDINE HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

12 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 35
FUROSEMIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

14 7
METFORMIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

16 122
CLOPIDOGREL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

17 29
TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

O 18 15
ALPRAZOLAM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
ATENOLOL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

20 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

21 16
GABAPENTIN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

22 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

24 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

25 47
SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

26 23
PREDNISONE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

27 40
FINASTERIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

29 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

31 11
OXYCODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

33 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

35 37
FENTANYL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

37 64
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

38 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

39 25
PROAIR HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

40 46
TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

41 28
CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 14
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 36
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

45 129
DIAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 19
SYMBICORT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 73
JANUVIA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 30
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 191
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 52 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

A 53 95
VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 97
MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

55 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 42
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 186
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 86
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 63
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 68
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

62 82
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

64 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 65 69
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 96
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

65 77
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

68 50
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 55
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 81
TOPROL XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 442
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

72 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 74 135
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 100
OXYCONTIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 128
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 77 59
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 11, 2015.
  • 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.