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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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15,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 163 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$675K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 283 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

949 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

1% of this provider’s 838 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

40% of this provider’s 949 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 949 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$848K

2014

$723K

2015

$675K

2016

Number of Claims

17,825

2014

16,216

2015

15,915

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 781

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 721

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

2 2
LOVASTATIN 698

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

3 31
OMEPRAZOLE 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

11 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

12 3
SERTRALINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

13 23
TRAZODONE HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

14 28
GABAPENTIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

15 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

16 16
TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

18 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
ALLOPURINOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

20 36
SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

22 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

23 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 32
RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 20
PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

28 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

28 107
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

30 24
ALPRAZOLAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

30 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 55
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 38
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 35
CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 29
CARTIA XT 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

36 142
LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

38 50
NAPROXEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

39 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

39 25
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

41 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A 44 85
AMOXICILLIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

47 62
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 118
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 51
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 77
KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 165
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

57 133
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 37
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 52
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

60 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 42
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 68
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 54
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 30
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 56
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 121
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 67 115
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 41
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 47
MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

71 185
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 73 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 74 45
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 July 17, 2008.
  • 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.