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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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20,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

1,222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

1% of this provider’s 996 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

20% of this provider’s 1,222 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 1,222 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

24,192

2014

23,364

2015

20,326

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
LISINOPRIL 980

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

288

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 713

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

206

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

O 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

167

patients, 14% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

164

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

167

patients, 14% of all patients

6 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

8 7
OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

11 22
METFORMIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
ALPRAZOLAM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

14 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
TRAMADOL HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 15
SERTRALINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
LOVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

22 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

23 14
ALLOPURINOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
GLIPIZIDE ER 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

25 120
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

27 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

30 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
PROAIR HFA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

32 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

32 39
CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

36 45
SPIRIVA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

37 75
LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 34
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

40 62
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

41 96
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

42 32
SYMBICORT 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

44 73
RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

45 20
FENOFIBRATE* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

47 64
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 41
FAMOTIDINE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 53
FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 70
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

52 59
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 114
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O 53 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

55 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

55 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 69
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

59 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

61 44
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

62 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

63 38
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

64 58
DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 67 102
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

68 90
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A 69 118
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 82
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

71 105
KLOR-CON M10 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 228
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

73 99
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 66
TORSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

75 141
TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 104
GLIPIZIDE XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

76 220
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 55
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

76 115
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 51
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O 81 87
CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 142
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

84 172
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

85 47
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A 85 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 87 86
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

A 88 117
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

89 76
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

91 72
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. 3, 2012.
  • 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.