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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Medical Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 61

$3.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 61

403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

23% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 327 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 403 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$857 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $843 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.81M

2012

$1.89M

2013

$3.79M

2014

$3.88M

2015

Number of Claims

4,376

2012

3,808

2013

4,943

2014

4,525

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

397

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

98

patients, 24% of all patients

1 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

2 10
LETROZOLE

Used to treat certain types... +

Used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women who have already stopped menstruating (postmenopausal). Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

3 2
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

4 33
REVLIMID 140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

5 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 8
ANASTROZOLE

Treats certain types of bre... +

Treats certain types of breast cancer in women who have stopped menstruating (postmenopausal). Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

7 1
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 9
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O 9 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

11 16
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 12 43
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

13 4
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

14 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

15 50
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

16 5
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

17 7
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 62
ONDANSETRON ODT

Used to prevent nausea and ... +

Used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

18 62
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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. 21, 2016.
  • 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.