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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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11,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 319 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$533K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 427 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

8% of this provider’s 613 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

11% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$1.96M

2014

$2.06M

2015

$533K

2016

Number of Claims

36,919

2014

39,108

2015

11,632

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

3 12
LISINOPRIL 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
FUROSEMIDE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
TRAZODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

8 28
METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
LORAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

10 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 6
OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
TRAMADOL HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

16 38
SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

17 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 27
LOVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

23 39
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
CARTIA XT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 142
BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 71
SIMVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 8
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 48
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 53
SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 62
SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 57
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 63
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 91
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 37
QUINAPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 158
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 77
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 78
ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

52 136
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 14
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 55
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 83
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 92
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 May 2, 2013.
  • 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.