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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 176 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

2% of this provider’s 454 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$720K

2014

$757K

2015

$813K

2016

Number of Claims

14,423

2014

15,502

2015

15,313

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
LISINOPRIL 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

O 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

7 22
METFORMIN HCL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

11 3
GABAPENTIN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

12 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

14 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 14
SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
ZETIA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

17 106
SERTRALINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

19 13
CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

A 21 118
FENTANYL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
LOVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
PREDNISONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

27 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

29 27
OXYCODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
NAMENDA XR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 32 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 55
ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 35
AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

A 37 54
LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 84
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 59
LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

40 30
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
MUPIROCIN* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

43 185
NYSTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

44 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 42
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
VOLTAREN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

48 166
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 72
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
CARISOPRODOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 188
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A 52 113
PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 46
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 69
BUTRANS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 277
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 62
GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 120
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

60 81
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

61 107
MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 63 48
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 93
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 104
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 66 116
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 66 68
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 68 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 68 57
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 70 165
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 70 64
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 97
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 72 77
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 75 161
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 76 15
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 76 79
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 Feb. 9, 2009.
  • 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.