Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

6,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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.

More resources »

Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

More resources »

Opioids

14% of this provider’s 498 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$145 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $292 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$757K

2014

$769K

2015

$886K

2016

Number of Claims

6,425

2014

6,153

2015

6,093

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
PREDNISONE 627

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

168

patients, 34% of all patients

1 2
METHOTREXATE 364

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

3 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

4 13
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

10 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 5
LEFLUNOMIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

12 6
GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

13 7
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 30
CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

15 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 72
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

17 50
SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 34
METFORMIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 44
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

21 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

21 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

23 42
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

25 69
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 41
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A 28 51
ENBREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 30 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 76
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.