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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

1,092 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

8% of this provider’s 840 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

44% of this provider’s 1,092 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 1,092 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.36M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

26,627

2014

28,929

2015

31,104

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 914

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

190

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 902

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 842

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 837

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
ALPRAZOLAM 753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 750

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 724

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 722

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

8 22
OMEPRAZOLE 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
METFORMIN HCL 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
MELOXICAM 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

12 26
TRAMADOL HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 15
RANITIDINE HCL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

15 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
PREDNISONE 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

262

patients, 24% of all patients

17 40
CARVEDILOL 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
LORAZEPAM 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

20 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

24 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

25 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

26 55
FENTANYL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 74
CEPHALEXIN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

204

patients, 19% of all patients

A 28 93
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 35
OXYCODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 52
CLOPIDOGREL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

32 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

33 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

33 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

35 42
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

36 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

38 111
DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

39 37
OLANZAPINE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 119
ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

42 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

43 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

44 53
NAMENDA XR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

45 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

46 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 43
MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

48 48
GLIPIZIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

49 56
CLONAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 41
TEMAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

51 104
BACLOFEN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

51 71
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

53 28
LOVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 31
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 86
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 131
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

57 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

58 61
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 23
FINASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 100
LANTUS 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 62 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

64 30
ESTRADIOL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 126
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

A 67 85
DICYCLOMINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

68 138
AZITHROMYCIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 54
PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

71 49
MEMANTINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 88
NEXIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 79
NOVOLOG 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 136
GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 39
CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

A 76 95
NYSTATIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

78 108
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 155
HUMALOG 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 204
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 32
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

82 50
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

83 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 91
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 133
CHLORTHALIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 146
NYAMYC 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

89 261
LACTULOSE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 180
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 129
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 17
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 93 295
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

93 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 95 47
DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

95 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 97 159
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 178
METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 99 45
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

100 96
VOLTAREN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

101 166
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 97
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 102 110
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 104 109
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

105 78
OXYCONTIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 106 128
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 165
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 107 83
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

107 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 110 102
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 110 289
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 112 94
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 73
NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 113 161
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 115 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 115 69
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 117 142
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 118 106
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

118 150
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

120 101
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

121 99
MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

122 185
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 123 193
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

123 147
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 125 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 64
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 126 121
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 June 13, 2016.
  • 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.