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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,147Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

11% of this provider’s 355 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

40% of this provider’s 478 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 478 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

22,349

2014

22,629

2015

20,147

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 983

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
LORAZEPAM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

7 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
SERTRALINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 23
SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

11 122
OMEPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

13 3
NAMENDA XR 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

14 60
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

O 15 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

16 11
TRAMADOL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O 17 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

19 39
CARVEDILOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

20 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

21 38
RANITIDINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

22 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

P 23 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
NOVOLOG 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 136
LANTUS 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

26 84
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 83
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

28 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 22
ALLOPURINOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

31 19
MIRTAZAPINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

33 12
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 102
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

35 28
RISPERIDONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 94
NYSTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

37 108
CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 29
MEMANTINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 88
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 139
JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 40 72
PENTOXIFYLLINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 303
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 114
XARELTO 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 90
CELECOXIB 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 89
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

46 24
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 143
LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

50 99
ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 53
ESTRADIOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 126
ARIPIPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 52 145
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

52 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 56 32
NUEDEXTA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 56 175
LAMOTRIGINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 58 132
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

58 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 111
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 30
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 70
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 105
HALOPERIDOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 64 197
CLOZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 200
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

66 13
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 67 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 58
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 61
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 71 194
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 95
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 92
SUCRALFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

74 150
BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

74 76
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 66
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 98
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

78 77
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

79 37
OLANZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 79 119
CARBAMAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 81 199
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 82 100
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 83 68
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

83 80
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

85 46
CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A 85 93
VALPROIC ACID* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 85 344
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

85 43
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

85 26
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

90 86
PRAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 90 300
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 92 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 93 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 93 91
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 95 103
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 95 221
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 97 204
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 97 64
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 97 138
ENTACAPONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 97 391
LINZESS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 97 170
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 295
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 103 47
OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 103 196
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 July 2, 2013.
  • 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.