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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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13,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 239 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 288 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

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

46% 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

4% of this provider’s 554 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

17% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$683K

2014

$709K

2015

$673K

2016

Number of Claims

12,792

2014

14,068

2015

13,405

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
LISINOPRIL 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

2 8
ALPRAZOLAM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

3 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

8 12
FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

9 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

11 1
RANITIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

12 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

13 24
TRAZODONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

14 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

15 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

16 27
OXCARBAZEPINE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

17 196
CITALOPRAM HBR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
METFORMIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 36
DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 37
GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O 29 15
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

31 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 17
PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 68
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

38 40
METFORMIN HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 45
FENTANYL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 40 74
RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 41 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 42 57
OXYCODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 44 102
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

44 116
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 21
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 56
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 39
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 50 103
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 55
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 33
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 23
DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 67
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 58 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 81
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. 8, 2011.
  • 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.