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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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16,534Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 151 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% 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

5% of this provider’s 348 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

35% of this provider’s 456 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 456 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$747K

2014

$856K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

12,446

2014

13,782

2015

16,534

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 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

103

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

7 3
METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

9 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
CLOPIDOGREL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

12 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

13 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 5
SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

15 23
ALPRAZOLAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
CLONAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

19 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

23 122
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

24 14
TRADJENTA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

25 168
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 8
LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

27 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 91
NYSTOP 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 214
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

30 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 43
VOLTAREN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

32 166
DEXILANT 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 149
LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

35 72
TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 15
NEXIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 79
TORSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 141
TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

40 38
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

43 40
FENTANYL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 74
NYSTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

45 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 102
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 48 57
LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 48 84
DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 50 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 53
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 52 114
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

55 32
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

56 26
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 57 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 58 83
TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 98
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

60 73
ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

61 147
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

61 61
ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 61 121
CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

65 27
PRIMIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 183
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 51
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

68 48
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

69 173
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 103
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 39
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 201
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

74 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

74 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 77 65
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 78 161
ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 78 96
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 139
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 81
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 83 160
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 85
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 85 145
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

85 71
INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 87 148
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

87 58
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. 27, 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.