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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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14,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 197 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$776K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 204 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

26% of this provider’s 721 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 721 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$646K

2014

$675K

2015

$776K

2016

Number of Claims

13,187

2014

13,415

2015

14,574

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

2 11
FUROSEMIDE 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
RANITIDINE HCL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

6 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

7 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
LOVASTATIN 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

9 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
LORAZEPAM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

14 34
SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

15 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 22
GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

17 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

19 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

22 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

23 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

24 23
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
FENTANYL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 27 74
AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

A 28 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 47
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

35 37
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 129
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

37 40
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 13
OXYCODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 38 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 62
CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 77
NIACIN ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 41 254
LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 84
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 45 143
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 43
ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 42
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 46
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 52 60
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 54 94
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 55 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 56 38
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

57 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 59 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 59 35
NITROFURANTOIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

A 61 275
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 62 153
NOVOLIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 63 270
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 85
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 179
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

64 81
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 67 15
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.