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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,764Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

1,209 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 1,209 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 1,209 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$975K

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

20,553

2014

27,953

2015

29,764

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,086

prescriptions.

233

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,115

prescriptions.

207

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,027

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

196

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 860

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

180

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

162

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 801

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
GABAPENTIN 731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

154

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

9 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

10 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
TRAMADOL HCL 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

144

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

13 19
FUROSEMIDE 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

14 7
MELOXICAM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

15 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

16 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
METFORMIN HCL 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

20 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

22 39
TRAZODONE HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

26 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
ALLOPURINOL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

29 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

31 51
ATENOLOL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

32 33
LOVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
MIRTAZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

34 48
CARVEDILOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
FENOFIBRATE* 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

36 101
CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

38 13
DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

39 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

40 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
CLONAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

42 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 64
PREDNISONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

44 40
SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

45 23
RANITIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

46 20
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 115
NAPROXEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

47 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

49 55
FAMOTIDINE* 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

50 92
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

50 63
SYNTHROID 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 58
KLOR-CON M20 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

54 165
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

55 47
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 114
FINASTERIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 70
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 223
RAMIPRIL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 151
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

60 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 61 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 65
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

63 96
SYMBICORT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

64 73
VENTOLIN HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

64 50
TERAZOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

66 135
IRBESARTAN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

67 156
PROAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

67 46
CARTIA XT 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 142
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

70 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 102
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

72 42
CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

73 77
IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

74 80
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 72
SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 75
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 144
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

76 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 133
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

80 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

80 99
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 59
GEMFIBROZIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 124
TOPIRAMATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 98
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 34
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

86 56
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

86 351
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 118
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 89 76
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 79
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O 91 87
DILTIAZEM ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 285
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 69
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

94 90
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

95 137
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

95 105
BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

95 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 61
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 86
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 100 84
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

101 123
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 60
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 173
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 101 207
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 109
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 160
MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

107 185
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 108 177
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 125
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 108 163
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 108 103
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 Oct. 3, 2014.
  • 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.