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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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15,017Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 183 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$892K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

716 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 483 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

29% of this provider’s 716 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 716 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$727K

2014

$839K

2015

$892K

2016

Number of Claims

13,735

2014

15,341

2015

15,017

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 592

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

3 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

4 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

5 12
FUROSEMIDE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

11 29
TRAMADOL HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O 12 15
TRAZODONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

14 24
SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

15 8
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

17 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

20 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

21 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 86
RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
NEXIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

24 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 53
LANTUS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 14
CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 21
JANUVIA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 32
DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

O 33 6
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

34 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 64
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
TOPIRAMATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 98
SPIRIVA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 55
SYMBICORT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 45
VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 97
BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 76
IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 80
CELECOXIB 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 65
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

48 34
MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 26
NAMENDA XR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 52 60
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

52 50
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 41
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 55 92
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 71
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

57 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 155
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 59 43
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 60 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 62
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 64 193
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 66 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 95
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 100
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 94
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 66
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

70 40
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 73 206
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 74 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 74 91
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 76 103
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 9, 2010.
  • 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.