Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

9,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 484 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$534K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 425 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

30% of this provider’s 410 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

More resources »

Opioids

18% of this provider’s 410 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$497K

2014

$531K

2015

$534K

2016

Number of Claims

9,179

2014

9,443

2015

9,207

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

4 1
ATENOLOL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

5 33
RANITIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

6 20
LOVASTATIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

7 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

8 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 39
LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 34
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
GABAPENTIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
DEXILANT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 25 149
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

26 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

27 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

28 27
TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 15
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

32 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 19
CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 63
CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 51
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 44 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 85
ETODOLAC 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

47 236
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 48 98
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

49 32
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 68
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 52 130
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 Jan. 2, 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.