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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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16,653Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 234 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

10% of this provider’s 858 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 858 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$631K

2014

$643K

2015

$734K

2016

Number of Claims

13,237

2014

14,352

2015

16,653

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 1,636

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,445

prescriptions.

331

patients, 39% of all patients

1 4
LISINOPRIL 1,043

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

196

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

3 14
FUROSEMIDE 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

11 18
NAPROXEN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

12 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

12 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

14 32
CARVEDILOL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

17 91
GLIPIZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

18 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

19 16
ATENOLOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
LOVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 31
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
CLOPIDOGREL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
IBUPROFEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

24 80
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

25 1
GLIPIZIDE ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 120
RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 50
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

30 63
PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
VERAPAMIL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 177
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 152
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 24
VALSARTAN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

38 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

39 99
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 77
VOLTAREN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 166
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 42 6
TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 30
LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 51
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 105
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 129
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 38
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 64
METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 84
NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 161
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 61
CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 58 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 137
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 60 47
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

62 167
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 63 112
CAPTOPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 64 384
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 65 89
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 205
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 Jan. 30, 2017.
  • 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.