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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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20,411Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

17% of this provider’s 187 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

42% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 400 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

20,273

2014

20,388

2015

20,411

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,033

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 884

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

96

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

O 6 6
GABAPENTIN 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

8 22
METFORMIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

12 5
IBUPROFEN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

13 80
RANITIDINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
CARVEDILOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
MIRTAZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

20 48
NAMENDA XR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

20 60
GENERLAC 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 245
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

23 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P 24 57
LANTUS 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

26 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

27 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

28 143
CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

29 29
TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

O 30 15
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

31 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O 31 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

35 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

36 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

36 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
FAMOTIDINE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 92
NOVOLOG 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

39 136
ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 36
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

42 26
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

43 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

44 43
TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

44 28
VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 10% of all patients

46 50
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 56
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

48 64
LEVETIRACETAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

48 103
LITHIUM CARBONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 246
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 52 131
ALPRAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

53 13
AMOXICILLIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

A 54 117
RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 55 94
INVEGA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 55 316
ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 55 106
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 37
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 102
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

60 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

A 61 85
HALOPERIDOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P 62 197
DICYCLOMINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 63 138
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 63 179
OLANZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 65 119
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

65 226
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

67 108
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 68 72
DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 68 116
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

70 111
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 71 153
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

72 41
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 72 70
CEPHALEXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A 74 93
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 75 31
CARBAMAZEPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 76 199
MEMANTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

77 88
LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

78 182
PALIPERIDONE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 78 377
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 80 121
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

80 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

80 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 83 55
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 83 96
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 85 112
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 86 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A 87 95
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 87 180
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

89 139
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 89 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 91 134
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

92 78
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

93 221
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

A 94 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

94 159
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

96 99
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 96 311
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 96 174
PHENYTOIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 99 361
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 11, 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.