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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,240Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

1,128 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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 864 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

19% of this provider’s 1,128 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 1,128 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

20,322

2014

25,876

2015

26,240

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 1,254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

205

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,088

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

221

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 1,017

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

216

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 992

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

214

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 814

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

5 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

6 22
METFORMIN HCL 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

161

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
FUROSEMIDE 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

9 7
GABAPENTIN 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
SIMVASTATIN 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

16 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
CARVEDILOL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

18 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
CLOPIDOGREL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

22 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

23 47
MELOXICAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

24 26
TRAZODONE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

25 28
TRAMADOL HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 15
ALPRAZOLAM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
ALLOPURINOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

29 43
SERTRALINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

30 23
DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

31 37
ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

32 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

33 39
GLIPIZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

34 56
PROAIR HFA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

35 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

37 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

38 53
CRESTOR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

39 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

40 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

41 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

41 42
LOVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

44 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

45 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 69
SPIRIVA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

47 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

48 27
SYMBICORT 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 73
ZETIA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

51 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

51 61
BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 130
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

54 44
VENTOLIN HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

55 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 35
GLIPIZIDE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

57 120
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

58 49
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

61 51
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 77
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

64 193
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 144
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 112
CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

67 142
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 82
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 54
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

71 40
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

72 187
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 73 100
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 45
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 102
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P 77 94
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

78 165
GLIPIZIDE XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

78 220
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

80 92
BUPROPION HCL SR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

81 127
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 139
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 116
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

83 105
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 70
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 125
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 87 88
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 48
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 84
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

89 81
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 91 98
PRADAXA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 92 229
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 34
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 66
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 97
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

96 91
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 97 109
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 129
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 March 20, 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.