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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nurse Practitioner

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 244 providers in this state and specialty

$423K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 244 providers in this state and specialty

298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

27% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $178 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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

$383K

2014

$396K

2015

$423K

2016

Number of Claims

7,538

2014

7,707

2015

7,641

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 419

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

76

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

2 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

3 17
OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
GEMFIBROZIL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

7 89
RANITIDINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

8 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
VENTOLIN HFA 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

10 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

10 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

14 14
PROAIR HFA 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

15 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

16 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

18 36
FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

19 8
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 8% of all patients

20 69
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

22 154
SYMBICORT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

26 25
SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

26 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

28 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 44
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 31 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 9% of all patients

33 86
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 35 28
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

36 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

36 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
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. 24, 2014.
  • 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.