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RICHARD LUCAS MD

#23 PARKWAY CENTER, 1211 PORTER WAGONER BLVD OZARKS MEDICAL CENTER BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

West plains | Missouri | 65775

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Psychiatry

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

$288K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 157 out of 371 providers in this state and specialty

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

21 of this provider’s 63 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

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

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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

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $100 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


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

$752K

2014

$520K

2015

$288K

2016

Number of Claims

7,040

2014

5,060

2015

4,454

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
CLONAZEPAM 451

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

90

patients, 28% of all patients

1 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 211

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

P 2 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 49

patients, 15% of all patients

3 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

4 10
DIAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

5 26
TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

7 3
LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
BUPROPION XL 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

9 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

10 12
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

12 5
LAMOTRIGINE 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
ARIPIPRAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

P 14 11
RISPERIDONE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P 15 9
TOPIRAMATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

16 31
OLANZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 17 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
PRAZOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 19 36
SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

20 6
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
CARBAMAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 45
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 23 14
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 37
PRISTIQ 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 24 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 26 27
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 March 30, 2015.
  • 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.