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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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24,011Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

7% of this provider’s 395 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

34% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 533 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

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$1.76M

2014

$1.74M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

27,383

2014

25,566

2015

24,011

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 779

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 6
LISINOPRIL 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
RANITIDINE HCL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

8 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

9 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

10 17
CARVEDILOL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

11 21
LORAZEPAM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

12 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

13 11
SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

17 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

18 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

20 25
METFORMIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

22 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 16
NEXIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 79
ALPRAZOLAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 13
TRAMADOL HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 26 15
TRAZODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 28
OXYCODONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O 28 52
CLONAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 41
DULOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

A 31 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
DIAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 67
ROPINIROLE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 53
CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

34 29
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 33
LOVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 31
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

38 164
GLIMEPIRIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 39
FENTANYL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 12
SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 23
MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

43 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 57
NAMENDA XR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11 44 60
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 143
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

47 30
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 86
PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

50 46
TOPIRAMATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 98
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 87
BYSTOLIC 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

54 27
PAROXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 61
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

57 40
CLOZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 200
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

59 105
RISPERIDONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P 60 94
QUINAPRIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 158
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

62 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 133
MORPHINE SULFATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 210
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 65
SEROQUEL XR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 66 230
VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

67 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 67 111
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 69 72
IRBESARTAN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 156
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 114
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 66
CARISOPRODOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 73 188
ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 74 145
LATUDA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 75 216
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 77 159
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 79 112
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 108
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 221
FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 80 92
OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 80 119
LAMOTRIGINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 84 132
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 85 70
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 86 96
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 87 103
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 87 191
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 89 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 64
SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 91 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

92 58
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 92 89
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 94 144
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 95 81
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 96 75
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

96 99
HALOPERIDOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P 96 197
INVEGA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 99 316
TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 100 141
BENICAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 100 219
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 100 127
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 100 71
OXCARBAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 104 196
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 104 131
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 106 76
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 106 116
INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 106 148
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 109 125
ULORIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 109 256
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 111 102
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 112 48
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 9, 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.