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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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13,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 249 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 327 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

20% of this provider’s 647 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 647 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$34.4K

2014

$242K

2015

$628K

2016

Number of Claims

826

2014

5,359

2015

13,182

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 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
GABAPENTIN 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
MELOXICAM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

12 26
CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

13 29
CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

15 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 15
RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
LOVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

24 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

27 30
VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

28 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 81
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 35
ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

32 46
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

34 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 161
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 61
RISPERIDONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 43 94
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 49
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 86
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 49 125
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 49 17
NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 79
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 23
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 273
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

54 27
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

56 99
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 108
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 76
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 59
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 40
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 80
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 54
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 62 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 62 58
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

65 107
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 77
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 67 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 44
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 Nov. 3, 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.