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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$902K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

5% of this provider’s 651 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

29% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$988K

2014

$1.15M

2015

$902K

2016

Number of Claims

27,167

2014

32,305

2015

26,071

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 1,258

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,238

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,019

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

152

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 976

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

976

prescriptions.

160

patients, 24% of all patients

3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 941

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

157

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 6
LISINOPRIL 887

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 848

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

8 22
FUROSEMIDE 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

9 7
OMEPRAZOLE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

10 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

13 16
LOVASTATIN 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

14 31
GABAPENTIN 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 17
CARVEDILOL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
ALLOPURINOL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

18 36
SERTRALINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

19 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

20 14
TRAMADOL HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O 21 15
TRAZODONE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

22 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
RANITIDINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
ATENOLOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

29 27
MIRTAZAPINE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 44
CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 35 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 83
LORAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

39 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

41 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 133
PROPRANOLOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 134
GLIPIZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 47
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 172
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

48 40
DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 37
LYRICA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 50 66
PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 118
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 116
NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 60
PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

55 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 57 87
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 364
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 115
METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 45
JANTOVEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 61 202
BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 62 71
CILOSTAZOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 207
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 63 41
SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

65 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 102
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 90
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 91
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 84
PRAZOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 300
BUMETANIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 170
BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 76
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 52
CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 77
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 88
VERAPAMIL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 77 177
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 26
IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 80
METOLAZONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 174
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 39
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 72
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 70
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 103
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 92
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 86 130
PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 87 229
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 111
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 89 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 90 86
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 136
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 91 54
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

93 108
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 94 143
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 95 154
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 97 79
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 97 151
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 Nov. 21, 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.