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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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20,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$989K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 110 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

1,073 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 797 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

23% of this provider’s 1,073 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 1,073 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

$49 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

$959K

2014

$951K

2015

$989K

2016

Number of Claims

17,505

2014

19,831

2015

20,172

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 822

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

169

patients, 16% of all patients

O 1 6
ALPRAZOLAM 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

2 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

8 4
TRAZODONE HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

9 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
OMEPRAZOLE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

11 5
GABAPENTIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
TRAMADOL HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

O 15 35
METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

18 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
LORAZEPAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

21 22
MIRTAZAPINE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

22 48
CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

25 27
DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

26 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

27 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

28 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

29 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
CARVEDILOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

31 21
PAROXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

32 68
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
XARELTO 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

35 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

38 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

39 58
AZITHROMYCIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

A 40 54
LOVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 31
OXCARBAZEPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

41 196
MELOXICAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

45 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 47 100
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

48 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 86
BUPROPION HCL SR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 127
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 50 113
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 69
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 54 103
RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 94
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 108
JANTOVEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 202
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

59 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

60 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

60 51
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 20
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 59
FENTANYL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 42
DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 76
PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 67 183
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 81
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 45
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 205
DIGOX 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 73 239
GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 120
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

75 40
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

76 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 76 87
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 79
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 79 121
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 78
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 80 112
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

82 99
CEFADROXIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

A 82 372
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 82 53
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 75
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

86 107
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 84
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 86 399
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 8, 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.