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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,547Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

877 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

10% of this provider’s 699 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

51% of this provider’s 877 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 877 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.67M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.69M

2016

Number of Claims

32,758

2014

33,603

2015

34,547

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,064

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,066

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

855

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL 884

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

138

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 777

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 709

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
SIMVASTATIN 665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

11 38
METFORMIN HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

13 24
TRAZODONE HCL 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

14 28
SERTRALINE HCL 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
TRAMADOL HCL 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

18 14
LORAZEPAM 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

19 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
CEPHALEXIN 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

217

patients, 25% of all patients

A 21 93
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 57
PREDNISONE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

24 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 83
CLOPIDOGREL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
CLONAZEPAM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

27 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

28 30
ALPRAZOLAM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
RANITIDINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

31 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 35
DULOXETINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
ALLOPURINOL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

35 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
GLIPIZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 56
CARVEDILOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

38 21
ATENOLOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
NAMENDA XR 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 60
MIRTAZAPINE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

41 48
FINASTERIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 70
TOPIRAMATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 98
ROPINIROLE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

44 53
MEMANTINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

46 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

48 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

A 49 100
FENTANYL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

50 63
RISPERIDONE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 94
BACLOFEN 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 71
AZITHROMYCIN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

A 54 54
PAROXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

55 68
DIAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

56 67
FLUCONAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

57 162
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

58 269
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

59 164
LANTUS 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

61 84
LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 103
MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 76
NOVOLOG 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 152
PROPRANOLOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 134
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

67 306
CELECOXIB 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 89
TIZANIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

70 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 44
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 139
SOTALOL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 248
LEVOFLOXACIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 95
LAMOTRIGINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 132
CEFTRIAXONE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 302
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

79 42
CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 77
NEXIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 81 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 81 193
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 81 143
BUPROPION HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 237
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

85 111
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

87 62
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 267
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 61
SUCRALFATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 150
NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

94 108
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

96 27
ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 96 145
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 91
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

99 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

99 81
BUMETANIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 58
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 103 116
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 103 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 155
LEVEMIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 106 194
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 106 159
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

106 104
TORSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 109 141
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 80
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

111 140
PALIPERIDONE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 111 377
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 113 52
VIIBRYD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 113 296
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 115 273
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

115 389
BUTRANS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 117 277
LIDOCAINE HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

118 281
HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 118 204
DIGOX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 120 239
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 121 119
METHOTREXATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 121 224
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

A 121 201
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 124
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 125 90
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

125 163
LATUDA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 125 216
METRONIDAZOLE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 125 311
HALOPERIDOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 129 197
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 130 195
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 130 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 132 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 133 55
NUEDEXTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 135 175
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

136 64
RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 137 235
QUINAPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 137 158
DILTIAZEM HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 137 209
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 April 24, 2008.
  • 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.