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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

$889K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

978 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

29% of this provider’s 978 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 978 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$78 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

$936K

2014

$912K

2015

$889K

2016

Number of Claims

10,976

2014

11,382

2015

11,387

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 530

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

1 13
PREDNISONE 521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

4 14
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

5 25
ALPRAZOLAM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

6 20
TRAMADOL HCL 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 4
ALLOPURINOL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

O 9 5
LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

10 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

11 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

12 41
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

13 57
METHOTREXATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

14 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

15 36
OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

17 43
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

18 31
SULFASALAZINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

18 27
AZITHROMYCIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

A 20 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

21 37
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 76
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

22 46
CRESTOR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

24 78
FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

26 23
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

27 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 34
CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 101
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A 31 70
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 8
IRBESARTAN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

31 118
SYNTHROID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

34 100
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

35 9
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

35 121
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 3
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A 38 103
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

38 45
METFORMIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 44
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

43 55
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

43 68
GABAPENTIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 7
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 104
JANTOVEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 47 129
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 69
ENBREL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 50 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 72
BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 144
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 52 47
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

54 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 Dec. 18, 2007.
  • 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.