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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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10,806Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 369 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 610 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

52% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$458K

2014

$477K

2015

$408K

2016

Number of Claims

10,973

2014

11,446

2015

10,806

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
SIMVASTATIN 513

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

94

patients, 24% of all patients

1 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

2 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

5 16
ATENOLOL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

6 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

O 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

9 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

10 39
GABAPENTIN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

12 22
CLOPIDOGREL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

13 29
OMEPRAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

15 26
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O 16 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

19 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

99

patients, 26% of all patients

20 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 58
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

24 122
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

25 3
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 4
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 77
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

30 223
CEPHALEXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

A 31 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

32 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
LABETALOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 336
NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 161
ETODOLAC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

37 236
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 64
ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 36
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

A 42 118
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 68
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

44 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

A 47 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

49 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 115
SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 51 23
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 52 20
COLESTIPOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

53 213
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

54 164
METHOTREXATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 54 224
NIFEDICAL XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 375
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 27
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 57 89
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 Nov. 17, 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.