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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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17,046Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 134 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$712K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 250 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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 384 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

40% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

2014

$455K

2015

$712K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

7,446

2015

17,046

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
FUROSEMIDE 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

2 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

O 6 6
GABAPENTIN 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

8 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

10 12
MIRTAZAPINE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

11 48
LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

12 2
SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
CARVEDILOL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

14 21
ALPRAZOLAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

15 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

16 22
LORAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 34
OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

18 5
SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

20 55
TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
FAMOTIDINE* 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

22 92
OXYCODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 52
LEVETIRACETAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 103
PRIMIDONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11 25 183
METFORMIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 9
PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

27 40
MEMANTINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

28 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

29 25
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 30 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

31 83
SUCRALFATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 150
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

33 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 58
LYRICA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 66
DIGOXIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 116
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

A 37 118
RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 39 43
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 15
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

41 139
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 42 44
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 155
XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 90
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

46 114
OXYCONTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 128
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11 48 102
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

49 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

51 24
CARBAMAZEPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 51 199
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 37
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

54 41
BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 55 71
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 56 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 86
AMIODARONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 58 163
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 76
AMANTADINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 60 271
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 60 26
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

62 147
MORPHINE SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 210
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 62 159
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 47
METOLAZONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

66 174
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 111
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 68 104
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

69 61
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 70 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

70 133
RISPERIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 94
OLANZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 72 119
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

A 74 439
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 74 132
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

76 29
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

77 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 78 283
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

79 144
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 79 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 81 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 82 69
TRADJENTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 82 168
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 201
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 Nov. 26, 2013.
  • 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.