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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

1,031 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,031 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 1,031 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$164 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $292 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.96M

2016

Number of Claims

10,146

2014

10,216

2015

11,978

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
METHOTREXATE 1,474

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,207

prescriptions.

319

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
TRAMADOL HCL 1,406

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

392

patients, 38% of all patients

O 2 4
PREDNISONE 1,355

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,036

prescriptions.

350

patients, 34% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 809

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

230

patients, 22% of all patients

4 7
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 726

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

194

patients, 19% of all patients

5 3
LEFLUNOMIDE 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

6 6
MELOXICAM 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

180

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 5
AZATHIOPRINE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9 18
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

10 35
METHADONE HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 12 17
ALLOPURINOL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

13 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O 14 38
DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

15 9
OMEPRAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

16 11
IBUPROFEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

16 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

18 15
FENTANYL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 19 40
ENBREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

20 16
TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

21 24
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

22 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

23 47
METHOTREXATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 109
ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

25 20
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 132
HUMIRA PEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

26 26
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

29 41
PILOCARPINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

30 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

31 23
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, 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.