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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

$2.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

16% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$160 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $292 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$2.57M

2014

$2.44M

2015

$2.64M

2016

Number of Claims

17,436

2014

16,199

2015

16,558

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,057

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 5
METHOTREXATE 831

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

167

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
PREDNISONE 761

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

168

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
MELOXICAM 755

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

174

patients, 21% of all patients

4 8
OXYCODONE HCL 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 5 28
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

7 20
TRAMADOL HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 4
DULOXETINE HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

9 9
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 10 17
GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

11 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
CELECOXIB 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

13 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

14 30
ALLOPURINOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

16 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
LYRICA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

18 21
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 19 38
OMEPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

20 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 12
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

22 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 23
AZATHIOPRINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
LEFLUNOMIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 6
LISINOPRIL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 19
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 86
SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

28 47
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
TOPIRAMATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 91
FENTANYL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 40
FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

33 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 44
OXYCONTIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 36 58
CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

37 48
TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 31
HUMIRA PEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 26
CARISOPRODOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 34
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 63
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 120
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 50
BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 45 54
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

47 15
IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 65
FLUCONAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 36
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 51 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 56
NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 53 126
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 55
DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

55 81
NABUMETONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 53
NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 39
LIDOCAINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 130
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 114
BENLYSTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 10 61 137
ESZOPICLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 62 138
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 63 70
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 139
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 65 72
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 66 57
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 67 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 67 79
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 33
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 Nov. 4, 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.