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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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7,380Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 624 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$549K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 412 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

40% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 298 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$572K

2014

$679K

2015

$549K

2016

Number of Claims

8,228

2014

9,548

2015

7,380

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

4 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

6 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

7 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

8 27
CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

9 41
GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

9 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 6
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

12 21
SIMVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

13 7
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
DEXILANT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

16 149
SUCRALFATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

17 150
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 35
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

21 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

25 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 26 32
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

27 169
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

29 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 30 64
DALIRESP 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 212
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

32 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
INVOKANA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 148
BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 35 130
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

35 37
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

35 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 12
OXYCONTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 39 128
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

40 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

41 26
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

43 13
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 Jan. 30, 2013.
  • 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.