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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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13,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 236 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 282 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

3% of this provider’s 359 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

47% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 454 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$666K

2014

$653K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

13,211

2014

13,078

2015

13,567

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

1 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

4 17
FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

7 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
SERTRALINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

9 23
OMEPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

10 5
METFORMIN HCL ER 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

11 45
GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

16 8
RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

17 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O 22 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
PREDNISONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

24 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

25 30
GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 56
LOVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 31
BACLOFEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

28 71
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

A 31 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 16
MEMANTINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

35 64
ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 13
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 38
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

41 25
RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 44
ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 106
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

46 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 62
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 29
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

49 46
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 84
TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 104
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 53 116
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 54 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 56 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 57 32
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

57 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 59 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 85
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 95
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 63 72
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

63 50
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 65 83
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 113
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 93
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 68 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 69 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 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 Jan. 2, 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.