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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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30,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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 719 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

45% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 837 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

$34 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

$911K

2014

$909K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

27,659

2014

28,754

2015

30,414

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 1,083

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

957

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 983

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
FUROSEMIDE 962

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 918

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 826

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

9 22
METFORMIN HCL 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

10 9
TRAMADOL HCL 667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

O 11 15
ALPRAZOLAM 619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
SIMVASTATIN 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
SERTRALINE HCL 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

14 23
GABAPENTIN 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

15 10
CARVEDILOL 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

16 21
RANITIDINE HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

18 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

19 39
ATENOLOL 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

20 33
MELOXICAM 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

21 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

24 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 25
LORAZEPAM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
LOVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
PREDNISONE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
CLOPIDOGREL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
RISPERIDONE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 31 94
CEPHALEXIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

A 32 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

36 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 43
LANTUS 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

38 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 69
OXYCODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 40 52
ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
CELECOXIB 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 24
CLONAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 41
DIAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 67
AZITHROMYCIN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

A 46 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 47 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 42
MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A 51 85
AMIODARONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 163
CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11 54 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 100
DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

58 27
TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 59 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 63
TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 65
FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 64 92
BYSTOLIC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 130
NABUMETONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 211
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 61
MECLIZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 167
SUCRALFATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 150
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 70 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 71 152
BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 72 102
TORSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 74 141
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 75 110
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 75 172
IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 77 80
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 78 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 79 83
NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 79 60
TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

81 104
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

81 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 83 154
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 81
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 85 111
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 121
SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 73
CHLORTHALIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 87 146
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

89 50
FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 O 89 74
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 91 103
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 115
HUMALOG 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 93 204
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 94 289
BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 123
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 96 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 97 51
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 294
CARISOPRODOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 99 188
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 99 116
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 99 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 102 44
LANSOPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 103 258
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

103 162
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 120
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 105 140
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

107 99
ANASTROZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 107 340
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 107 66
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 110 68
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 18, 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.