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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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20,931Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

3% of this provider’s 479 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 697 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

17,559

2014

20,831

2015

20,931

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 941

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

3 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

4 11
GABAPENTIN 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

7 4
FUROSEMIDE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
SIMVASTATIN 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
ALPRAZOLAM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 19
METFORMIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

13 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

14 22
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 35
RANITIDINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
OXYCODONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O 17 52
TRAMADOL HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 14
CARVEDILOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
BACLOFEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 71
SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

23 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

25 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
LORAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

29 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 33 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 18
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 35 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

36 27
FENTANYL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 74
NEXIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 42
PROAIR HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

42 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 53
AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 54
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 28
OXYCONTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 128
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 33
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 61
LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 81
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 72
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 37
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 104
BYSTOLIC 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 130
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 32
DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 55
LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 84
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

63 99
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 26
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 65 88
NYSTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 108
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 98
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 47
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 103
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 66
SUCRALFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 72 150
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 73 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 64
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

75 40
MYRBETRIQ 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 75 160
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 77 133
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 78 60
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 75
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 68
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 80 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 82 154
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 56
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 77
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 84 139
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 86 165
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 86 96
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 105
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 93
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 88 86
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 92 123
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 100
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 94 161
TANZEUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 94 471
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

96 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 96 91
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 Dec. 2, 2010.
  • 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.