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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

3% of this provider’s 478 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

33% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 606 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 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

$1.68M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

27,944

2014

23,885

2015

25,441

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 951

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 6
LISINOPRIL 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

6 11
SIMVASTATIN 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

O 8 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

10 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

11 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

12 4
GABAPENTIN 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
LORAZEPAM 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 25
METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
MELOXICAM 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
CLOPIDOGREL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

18 29
SERTRALINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
LYRICA 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 66
CLONAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 41
XARELTO 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

22 90
METFORMIN HCL ER 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 45
RANITIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
ALPRAZOLAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 102
CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

29 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 39
NAMENDA XR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

30 60
FENTANYL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 74
LANTUS 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 84
CITALOPRAM HBR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

37 24
JANUVIA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 72
ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 36
DULOXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 37
NAPROXEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

41 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

42 27
DEXILANT 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

43 149
SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 140
TIZANIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 49
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 47 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 65
BACLOFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 33
METOLAZONE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 174
AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A 53 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 17
DIGOXIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 42
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

57 172
NAMZARIC 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 58 241
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 60 63
BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 61 130
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 81
LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 63 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 32
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 65 68
CELECOXIB 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 89
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

67 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 16
VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

69 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 55
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

70 40
NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 79
RISPERIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 133
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 76 155
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

77 61
NOVOLIN R 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 78 345
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

78 138
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 78 31
BUPROPION XL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 78 123
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 152
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 82 109
BUMETANIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 85 170
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 70
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 85 223
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 85 143
LATANOPROST 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 89 182
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

90 48
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

91 99
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 92 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 93 91
SULINDAC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 93 279
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 95 57
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 95 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 97 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 97 44
NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

99 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 100 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 85
MYRBETRIQ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 102 160
METHADONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 103 192
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 103 111
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

105 67
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 June 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.