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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 152 providers in this state and specialty

$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 152 providers in this state and specialty

623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

46% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 623 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 55%. This is far fewer than peers.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $368 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$629K

2014

$663K

2015

$746K

2016

Number of Claims

14,790

2014

15,101

2015

15,489

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
OMEPRAZOLE 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

1 12
FUROSEMIDE 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

3 21
LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

4 22
PREDNISONE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

135

patients, 22% of all patients

5 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

6 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

7 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 33
METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

9 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

11 26
CARVEDILOL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

12 58
GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

13 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

14 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

15 66
ALPRAZOLAM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

16 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

18 49
TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 40
MELOXICAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

22 78
CEFUROXIME 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

142

patients, 23% of all patients

A 23 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 3
ADVAIR DISKUS 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

25 5
GLIPIZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 81
ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

27 57
LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 48
VENTOLIN HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

31 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

33 9
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

35 46
RANITIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 47
CEPHALEXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 37 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 115
CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 67
CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 83
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 50
CARTIA XT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 125
AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 8
MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 45 127
PROPRANOLOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

47 96
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 85
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

48 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

51 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 108
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 72
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 54 138
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 139
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 4
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 58 88
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A 58 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 150
LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 92
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 63 44
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 2
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 64 113
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

A 66 76
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 161
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 121
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 97
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 70 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 70 164
TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 A 73 170
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 90
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 Sept. 6, 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.