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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 515 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 732 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 732 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.61M

2014

$1.75M

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

23,536

2014

26,474

2015

25,303

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

176

patients, 24% of all patients

O 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
TRAMADOL HCL 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 15
ALPRAZOLAM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
GABAPENTIN 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

12 10
LORAZEPAM 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

13 34
TRAZODONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

14 28
RANITIDINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

15 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

17 3
ATENOLOL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

18 33
DULOXETINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

19 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

20 27
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
IBUPROFEN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

23 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

24 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
LYRICA 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 35
CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

31 42
GLIPIZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 56
CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 59
MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 26
BACLOFEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 22
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 39 201
CELECOXIB 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 89
CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 21
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 36
VENTOLIN HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

43 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
OXYCODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 81
MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
PROAIR HFA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

49 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 30
CLONIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

51 77
INVOKANA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

54 24
LACTULOSE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 180
MOVANTIK 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 56 263
ZETIA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 64
FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 70
SPIRIVA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 75
FENTANYL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 61 74
SYMBICORT 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 69
NEXIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 53
NAPROXEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 78
DIAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 19
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 70 68
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 72 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 16
PROPRANOLOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 134
OXYCONTIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 128
VESICARE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 125
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

77 40
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 154
ONDANSETRON HCL* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 147
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 112
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 81 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

A 83 95
DUTASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 324
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 63
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

85 31
TOVIAZ 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 419
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 57
BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 88 219
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 41
CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 91 93
MYRBETRIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 160
DRONABINOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 92 327
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 94 110
OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P 95 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 96 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 17
DEXILANT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 96 149
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 84
NITROSTAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

100 266
LIDOCAINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 247
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 102 98
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

102 99
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 104 129
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

104 105
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

106 108
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 114
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

106 138
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 109 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 110 51
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

111 166
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 17, 2018.
  • 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.