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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Neurological Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

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

31% 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

5% of this provider’s 335 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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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

3% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 62%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 5%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$306 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 4.


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

$1.33M

2014

$1.64M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

6,310

2014

6,479

2015

6,130

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
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 645

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

106

patients, 22% of all patients

1 5
ROPINIROLE HCL 441

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

2 12
CLONAZEPAM 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

3 13
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

4 15
BACLOFEN 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

5 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

6 10
GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

7 2
PRIMIDONE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

8 11
LEVETIRACETAM 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

9 4
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

10 14
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

11 31
LAMOTRIGINE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

12 6
AZILECT 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

13 24
TOPIRAMATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

13 7
AMANTADINE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

15 36
ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

16 37
ENTACAPONE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

17 46
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

18 18
LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

19 20
CLOPIDOGREL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

20 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 21 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 50
MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 23 21
RIVASTIGMINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

24 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
PHENOBARBITAL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 25 40
RYTARY 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 58
NEUPRO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 27 58
CARBAMAZEPINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 29 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 30 64
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 29
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 Oct. 24, 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.