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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Rheumatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 92 providers in this state and specialty

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

0% of this provider’s 657 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$156 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $292 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$1.14M

2014

$927K

2015

$1.96M

2016

Number of Claims

12,967

2014

12,808

2015

12,628

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 871

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

1 12
METHOTREXATE 724

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
TRAMADOL HCL 695

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

4 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

5 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 5
GABAPENTIN 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
CEFDINIR 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

167

patients, 22% of all patients

A 8 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

9 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
LEFLUNOMIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

11 6
ALPRAZOLAM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

12 20
MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

13 8
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

A 14 70
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

15 3
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

16 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

17 66
SIMVASTATIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

18 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

A 19 82
FENOFIBRATE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

20 106
FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

21 29
LISINOPRIL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

23 31
PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 2
SULINDAC 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 94
KLOR-CON M20 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

26 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

27 15
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 28 87
AZATHIOPRINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

30 34
METFORMIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 44
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 32 51
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

32 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 41
NAPROXEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 52
FLUCONAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

36 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

36 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 49
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 58
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 43
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 79
GEMFIBROZIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 123
DOXEPIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 123
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 42
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 50
CLARITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 50 131
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 54 54
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 55 105
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 Aug. 4, 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.