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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,903Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

1,045 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 922 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

25% of this provider’s 1,045 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 1,045 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

23,342

2014

27,975

2015

31,903

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,439

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,176

prescriptions.

210

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,034

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

201

patients, 19% of all patients

O 3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 952

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

192

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 916

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

5 11
LISINOPRIL 892

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

187

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
SERTRALINE HCL 766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

7 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
LORAZEPAM 627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

9 34
GABAPENTIN 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

12 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

13 38
OMEPRAZOLE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

14 5
TRAMADOL HCL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 15
METFORMIN HCL 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
ALPRAZOLAM 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
MIRTAZAPINE 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

18 48
NAMENDA XR 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

19 60
TRAZODONE HCL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

20 28
SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

21 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
CARVEDILOL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

24 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

25 18
FENTANYL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

28 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

30 43
CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
MEMANTINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

32 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

33 102
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
LANTUS 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

34 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

36 55
BUMETANIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

36 170
GLIMEPIRIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

38 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

38 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 35
FINASTERIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 70
ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

42 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 111
PREDNISONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

43 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

45 140
MELOXICAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
LOVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

47 31
PAROXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

48 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

A 48 95
FAMOTIDINE* 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

50 92
ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

51 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 44
LEVETIRACETAM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

53 103
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

56 133
ONDANSETRON HCL* 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

57 147
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 47
RANITIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

59 20
CEFDINIR 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 60 157
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

61 30
XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 90
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

63 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 76
OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 52
BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

66 71
RISPERIDONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 67 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 83
TIZANIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

68 49
KLOR-CON M20 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

70 165
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

70 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 58
SPIRIVA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

73 75
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 72
ARIPIPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 P 75 145
ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

76 64
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

77 77
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

78 50
DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 116
NOVOLOG 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

80 136
NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

81 108
BUPROPION HCL SR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 127
LATANOPROST 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 182
MYRBETRIQ 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 160
QUINAPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 158
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

85 91
NUEDEXTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 85 175
OLANZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 88 119
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 89 87
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

89 61
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 91 106
BREO ELLIPTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 231
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

93 154
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 94 113
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

95 32
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 194
HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 204
DILTIAZEM HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 97 209
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 97 118
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 155
MIDODRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 100 328
OXCARBAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 102 196
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 102 144
AMANTADINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 104 271
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A 105 85
TAMIFLU 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

106 348
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 78
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 124
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 108 151
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

110 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 109
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

112 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 112 112
PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 112 229
CHOLESTYRAMINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 326
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 May 1, 2013.
  • 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.