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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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14,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 196 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$939K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 126 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

19% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 831 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.47M

2015

$939K

2016

Number of Claims

21,246

2014

21,078

2015

14,594

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 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

5 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

6 45
RANITIDINE HCL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

7 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

8 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

10 16
FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
CARVEDILOL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

12 21
SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
TRAMADOL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

O 17 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
TRAZODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

20 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

21 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

22 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

23 49
SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 23
ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 6
ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 19
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

29 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

31 27
SPIRIVA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

32 75
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 37
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

34 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 70
ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 96
CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 40 118
METFORMIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

41 9
BUPROPION HCL SR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 69
IRBESARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 156
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 38
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

50 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

52 99
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 67
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 54 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

56 55
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

57 53
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 92
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 147
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 71
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 62 95
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 35
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 186
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 101
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

68 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 115
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 187
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 22, 2018.
  • 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.