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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

935 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

2% of this provider’s 769 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 935 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 935 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 32%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$1.34M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

32,741

2014

31,530

2015

32,068

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 2,594

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,204

prescriptions.

391

patients, 42% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,085

prescriptions.

267

patients, 29% of all patients

O 2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 1,208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 1,201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

210

patients, 22% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 847

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
SIMVASTATIN 809

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
GABAPENTIN 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
MELOXICAM 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

9 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

11 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
METFORMIN HCL 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

14 27
TRAZODONE HCL 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
FUROSEMIDE 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

16 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

18 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 19 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

20 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

21 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

22 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

25 18
CARVEDILOL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

27 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

27 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

29 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

30 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

31 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

32 71
ALLOPURINOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

33 33
BUPROPION XL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 125
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

35 41
FENOFIBRATE* 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 104
TRAMADOL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

O 37 16
PREDNISONE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

38 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 98
ESTRADIOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

40 143
LOVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
AZITHROMYCIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

A 42 50
VENTOLIN HFA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

43 43
DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

44 38
FAMOTIDINE* 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

44 78
AMOXICILLIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A 46 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 62
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 34
ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

50 35
RANITIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 69
PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

54 52
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

55 31
CLONAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

59 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 73
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 158
BUMETANIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 152
SPIRIVA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 83
IBUPROFEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

68 61
LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 37
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 113
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 148
LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

71 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 131
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

74 97
NAPROXEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

74 74
DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 128
DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

76 48
CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 86
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 80 140
FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

81 191
OXYCODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 82 19
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 95
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

84 85
COLESTIPOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 238
CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 86 102
ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 112
MUPIROCIN* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

88 130
PROGESTERONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 245
FLUOCINONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

88 245
CEFDINIR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 247
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 87
DEXILANT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 93 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

94 156
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 94 42
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 81
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 115
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 108
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 99 133
ETODOLAC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 100 212
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 101 58
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 83
TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 205
METHOTREXATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 104 176
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

105 63
METHADONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 106 116
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 107 67
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 119
RALOXIFENE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 109 274
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 110 92
KETOCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

110 198
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 112 113
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 113 132
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 113 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 115 107
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 116 141
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

116 225
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 116 93
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 Jan. 10, 2012.
  • 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.