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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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11,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 328 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$490K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 491 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

10% of this provider’s 396 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

20% of this provider’s 435 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 435 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$827K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$490K

2016

Number of Claims

17,261

2014

19,869

2015

11,483

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
FUROSEMIDE 624

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

103

patients, 24% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

4 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
TRAZODONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

8 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

9 38
OMEPRAZOLE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

11 3
MIRTAZAPINE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

12 48
CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

13 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 6
RANITIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

21 16
NAMENDA XR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

22 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

24 17
LEVEMIR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

24 194
CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

26 29
XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

27 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 70
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O 32 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P 33 57
MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 88
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 53
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

36 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 55
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
SIMVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 8
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

43 140
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

44 84
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 83
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 37
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 71
NOVOLOG 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 136
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

51 164
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 13
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

53 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

54 62
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 55 94
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 52
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

55 92
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 40
NYSTOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

59 214
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 May 5, 2015.
  • 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.