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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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17,529Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 122 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 177 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

5% of this provider’s 320 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

54% of this provider’s 414 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 414 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$712K

2014

$805K

2015

$824K

2016

Number of Claims

16,269

2014

17,489

2015

17,529

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 808

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

112

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 6
CARVEDILOL 705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

2 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
LORAZEPAM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

5 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
ALPRAZOLAM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

9 30
GLIPIZIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

10 56
OMEPRAZOLE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
ALLOPURINOL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

12 36
GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
FUROSEMIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
RANITIDINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
TRAZODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

17 28
TRAMADOL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
FLUCONAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

20 162
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
TORSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

22 141
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
AMITIZA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

25 195
SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 27 35
CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 14
DIAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

30 67
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

A 30 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

A 32 85
ARMOUR THYROID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 252
ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
ELIQUIS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 121
CEPHALEXIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

A 36 93
LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 66
MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

40 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 42 87
OXYCODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 O 43 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

44 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 45 18
CREON 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

45 325
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 47 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 47 22
CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 49 89
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

50 50
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

51 181
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

51 99
MYRBETRIQ 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

54 160
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

54 77
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

54 40
KETOCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

57 240
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 55
ESTRADIOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 126
TERAZOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

59 135
GLIPIZIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 120
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 62 94
TEMAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 104
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 63 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 63 109
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 66 95
DIGOX 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 67 239
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 67 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

69 155
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 58
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

71 75
VESICARE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 72 125
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

73 37
SIMVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 75 83
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

76 107
DOXEPIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 77 232
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

77 116
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 79 49
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 79 112
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 150
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 79 123
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

79 46
TELMISARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 84 463
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 85 129
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 86 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A 87 100
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.