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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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20,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

772 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

29% of this provider’s 772 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 772 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

19,270

2014

19,648

2015

20,631

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 962

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

143

patients, 19% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 856

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

6 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

7 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
OMEPRAZOLE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
RANITIDINE HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

10 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
TRAMADOL HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

14 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

15 27
CLOPIDOGREL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
GABAPENTIN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

21 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 44
VENTOLIN HFA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 50
CRESTOR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 55
SYMBICORT 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 73
IRBESARTAN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

28 156
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 21
JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 72
INVOKANA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 148
PROAIR HFA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

34 46
ALPRAZOLAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 16
DULOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

38 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 32
SPIRIVA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 75
VALSARTAN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 97
PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

40 40
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
LOVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 22
NEXIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 79
SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 23
IBUPROFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 80
CELECOXIB 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 89
BACLOFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 71
VICTOZA 3-PAK 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 217
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 28
ELIQUIS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 121
GLIPIZIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 120
ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 56 106
DEXILANT 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 149
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 39
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 118
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 56
FENTANYL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 47
CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 64 77
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 66 152
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 68
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 26
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 33
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 206
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 380
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 65
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 129
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 74 84
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 91
DALIRESP 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 77 212
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

78 99
BENICAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 78 219
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 110
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 109
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 173
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 187
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 58
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 87 117
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 147
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 105
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 250
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 91 124
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 64
PRISTIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 91 242
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 April 29, 2009.
  • 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.