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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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16,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 153 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 275 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

5% of this provider’s 348 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

38% of this provider’s 406 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 406 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$906K

2014

$772K

2015

$683K

2016

Number of Claims

23,067

2014

19,861

2015

16,427

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 921

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

129

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

96

patients, 24% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 654

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

6 16
CARVEDILOL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

7 21
SIMVASTATIN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 6
SERTRALINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

12 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

13 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

14 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

16 2
METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

17 9
TRAMADOL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

19 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

20 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

21 51
DIGOXIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

22 116
MIRTAZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 48
ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
CLONIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 77
XARELTO 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

32 19
RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 76
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

37 27
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

41 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 133
LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
DIGOX 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

45 239
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

45 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 47 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 49 55
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

49 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 49 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 52 69
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 150
BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 54 130
OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 52
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 56 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 57 64
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 86
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 54
HALOPERIDOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 197
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

61 99
BENICAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 62 219
NATEGLINIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 397
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 115
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 145
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 65 31
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 129
MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 65 160
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 94
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 70 138
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 79
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

70 166
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 106
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. 17, 2014.
  • 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.