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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$4.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

21% of this provider’s 563 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

41% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

59% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$127 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

52 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

$4.46M

2014

$4.45M

2015

$4.25M

2016

Number of Claims

31,622

2014

34,277

2015

33,405

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 1,423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,365

prescriptions.

167

patients, 26% of all patients

1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,276

prescriptions.

171

patients, 27% of all patients

2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,194

prescriptions.

180

patients, 28% of all patients

3 1
XARELTO 914

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

4 90
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

164

patients, 26% of all patients

O 5 6
ALPRAZOLAM 802

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

158

patients, 25% of all patients

6 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 762

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

7 3
FENTANYL 741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

O 8 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

9 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

10 43
CARVEDILOL 615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

11 21
RANITIDINE HCL 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

12 20
VALSARTAN 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

13 97
PAROXETINE HCL 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

14 68
OLANZAPINE 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

P 15 119
MIRTAZAPINE 466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

16 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

17 30
OMEPRAZOLE 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

18 5
NAMENDA XR 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 60
OXYCODONE HCL 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

O 19 52
PREDNISONE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

21 40
INVOKANA 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

21 148
LORAZEPAM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

23 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

24 83
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 191
TIZANIDINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

26 49
GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

27 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

28 38
MOVANTIK 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

10 29 263
TRADJENTA 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 168
LISINOPRIL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

31 2
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

32 159
TRAMADOL HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

O 33 15
METOLAZONE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

34 174
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 87
DULOXETINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

36 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

37 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

38 19
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

39 140
OXYCONTIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 128
ALLOPURINOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

41 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 18
RAMIPRIL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

43 151
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

43 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

45 17
LYRICA 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 66
MYRBETRIQ 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 160
PRIMIDONE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 183
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

48 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

50 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

A 51 95
ROPINIROLE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 53
MEMANTINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

53 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

A 54 85
DALIRESP 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 212
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 100
ONDANSETRON HCL* 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

57 147
TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

57 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

59 25
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 249
SPIRONOLACTONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

61 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 111
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

62 24
RIVASTIGMINE* 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

64 235
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 65 201
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 66 35
LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 103
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 33
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 68 72
OPANA ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 68 330
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 139
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 91
NYSTATIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

73 108
AMITIZA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 195
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 368
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

76 16
NEXIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 77 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

78 44
METHADONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 78 192
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

78 73
FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

81 70
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

81 144
SYNTHROID 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

81 82
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

84 23
VIMPAT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 84 265
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

86 92
LAMOTRIGINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 86 132
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 31
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 289
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 314
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

91 47
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 92 215
SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

93 75
NUEDEXTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 175
METFORMIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

94 9
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 94 59
ROZEREM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 97 363
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 143
NOVOLOG 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 136
TEKTURNA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 99 419
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

101 169
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

102 133
FLUCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

102 162
SENSIPAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 102 426
HALOPERIDOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 105 197
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

106 39
MORPHINE SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O 107 210
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 226
HYDROMORPHONE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 107 431
CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

107 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 111 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

111 55
DILTIAZEM HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 113 209
VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 114 125
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 114 113
DEXILANT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 117 149
RIVASTIGMINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 117 238
BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 119 130
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 120 93
AZILECT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 121 452
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 122 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

122 61
VYVANSE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 122 461
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

125 164
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

126 141
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

126 182
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 128 54
TRULICITY 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 128 317
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

130 98
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 Aug. 10, 2011.
  • 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.