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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,844Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

4% of this provider’s 457 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

57% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 635 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$1.8M

2014

$1.78M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

31,296

2014

29,667

2015

29,844

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 1,158

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

166

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,129

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

174

patients, 27% of all patients

2 5
GABAPENTIN 899

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

143

patients, 23% of all patients

3 10
FUROSEMIDE 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

125

patients, 20% of all patients

4 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

O 6 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

7 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

8 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

9 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

10 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

11 16
ALPRAZOLAM 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

12 13
DULOXETINE HCL 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

13 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

14 3
METFORMIN HCL 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

15 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

16 17
LISINOPRIL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

17 2
CLOPIDOGREL 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

18 29
PREDNISONE 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

18 40
SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

20 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

21 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

22 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

23 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

24 25
CARVEDILOL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

25 21
LORAZEPAM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

26 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

27 49
PROAIR HFA 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

28 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

29 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

30 58
CEPHALEXIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

162

patients, 26% of all patients

A 31 93
RANITIDINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

32 20
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

33 178
TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 34 15
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 35 131
CEFDINIR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

A 36 157
LOVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

36 31
NIACIN ER 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 254
LYRICA 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

39 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

41 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

42 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

A 43 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

44 18
SPIRIVA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

45 75
MELOXICAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

46 26
ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

47 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

48 27
ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 36
JANUVIA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 72
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

51 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

52 64
VENTOLIN HFA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

53 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 35
TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 28
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

56 105
METFORMIN HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

57 62
SYMBICORT 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

59 73
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 91
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

61 59
GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 56
VALSARTAN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

64 97
FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 70
ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 106
NEXIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

67 79
LANTUS 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 84
MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 88
MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 48
NAPROXEN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 78
NYSTATIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

72 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 74 181
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

74 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

76 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 38
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 110
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 206
RISPERIDONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 80 94
ROPINIROLE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 53
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 268
CELECOXIB 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

83 89
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 205
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 85 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 65
TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 104
INVOKANA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

88 148
TERAZOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 135
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 69
ESTRADIOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 126
LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 92 103
TORSEMIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 141
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

94 376
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

95 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 86
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 97 113
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

98 167
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 99 179
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 100 60
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 139
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 42
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 103 203
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 104 41
RANEXA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 311
METRONIDAZOLE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 106 311
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

107 138
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 108 109
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

108 147
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 110 83
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

110 129
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 112 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 112 102
XOPENEX HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 112 281
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 115 137
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

115 162
COLCRYS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 115 478
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 Oct. 2, 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.