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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

54% of this provider’s 600 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 600 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

$71 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$2.11M

2014

$2.06M

2015

$2.14M

2016

Number of Claims

30,274

2014

29,078

2015

30,076

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 1,569

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

188

patients, 31% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,452

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

184

patients, 31% of all patients

O 2 6
GABAPENTIN 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

3 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
TIZANIDINE HCL 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

6 49
ALPRAZOLAM 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
SIMVASTATIN 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
RANITIDINE HCL 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

9 20
LISINOPRIL 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

10 2
FUROSEMIDE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

12 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

13 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

14 4
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

16 16
LORAZEPAM 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

17 34
METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

18 9
CLONAZEPAM 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

19 41
PROAIR HFA 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

20 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

21 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

21 14
OXYCODONE HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 23 52
TRAMADOL HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

25 30
VENTOLIN HFA 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

26 50
IBUPROFEN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

27 80
ALLOPURINOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

29 24
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

29 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

31 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

32 18
ESTRADIOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

33 126
BENAZEPRIL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

34 109
MELOXICAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

35 26
CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

36 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

38 43
TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

39 28
FENTANYL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 74
SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
AZITHROMYCIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

A 42 54
FLUCONAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

43 162
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 87
BACLOFEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

45 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

A 46 100
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 58
LYRICA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 66
TOPIRAMATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 98
GLIMEPIRIDE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

51 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 96
NEXIUM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 79
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

54 12
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 29
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

56 105
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 38

patients, 6% of all patients

56 81
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 63
SYMBICORT 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

59 73
DICYCLOMINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 65
CELECOXIB 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

62 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

62 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

64 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 25
CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 59
CARISOPRODOL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 188
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

68 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 53
JANUVIA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

70 72
AMOXICILLIN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A 70 117
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

A 72 113
SYNTHROID 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 82
OXYCONTIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 128
VALACYCLOVIR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

75 308
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

76 33
FENOFIBRATE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 110
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

78 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

78 62
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 225
DIAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 67
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

82 114
BUPROPION XL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

83 123
SPIRIVA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

83 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

A 85 95
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

86 77
PRENATAL PLUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

10 86 319
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 88 57
IRBESARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

90 156
ARIPIPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 91 145
NYSTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

91 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 44
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 93 191
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

95 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

95 99
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

95 173
VESICARE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

98 125
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 99 168
WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 22
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

101 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 38
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 48
INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 104 148
OPANA ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 105 330
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

106 47
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

106 376
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 106 131
MYRBETRIQ 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

106 160
DEXILANT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 110 149
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

111 78
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 111 103
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

113 181
AMITIZA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

114 195
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 115 31
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 115 389
MOVANTIK 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 117 263
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

117 86
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 119 92
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 120 206
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

120 40
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 122 70
ACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

123 253
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 May 27, 2016.
  • 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.