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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 152 providers in this state and specialty

$3.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 152 providers in this state and specialty

1,021 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 845 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

34% of this provider’s 1,021 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 1,021 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 3%.

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Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 55%.

Prescription Price

$310 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $368 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 8.


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

$2.91M

2014

$2.83M

2015

$3.21M

2016

Number of Claims

10,563

2014

10,494

2015

10,346

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
PREDNISONE 1,257

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,014

prescriptions.

476

patients, 47% of all patients

1 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 825

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
SYMBICORT 704

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
ADVAIR DISKUS 579

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
PROAIR HFA 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

5 6
QVAR 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6 42
FLOVENT HFA 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7 62
FUROSEMIDE 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
TEMAZEPAM 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

9 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

A 10 53
VENTOLIN HFA 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

11 7
DULERA 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

12 55
OMEPRAZOLE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

13 19
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

A 15 76
RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

16 47
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

16 41
LETAIRIS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

18 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

19 50
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

20 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

A 21 42
AZITHROMYCIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 22 8
CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

23 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

24 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 27
SPIRIVA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

26 2
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

27 44
TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 28 40
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 15
AMOXICILLIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 30 133
ZAFIRLUKAST 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 137
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

32 33
GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 33 31
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

34 39
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 36 33
DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 37 160
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

38 91
SILDENAFIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

38 75
ASMANEX 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

40 118
RIFAMPIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 41 164
ACETAZOLAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 170
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

A 43 20
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 Feb. 4, 2010.
  • 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.