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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

896 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

2% of this provider’s 800 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

30% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 896 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

23,125

2014

22,164

2015

21,236

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 917

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 727

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

4 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

6 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

9 10
FUROSEMIDE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

9 7
CLOPIDOGREL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

11 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

13 12
NAMENDA XR 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

14 60
METFORMIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

15 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

17 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 14
SERTRALINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

19 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

20 18
ALPRAZOLAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

22 22
LORAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

23 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
TRAMADOL HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 15
CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
DULOXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 37
RAMIPRIL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 151
DONEPEZIL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 38
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 30
CRESTOR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

34 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

36 49
ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

38 43
TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
BENICAR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 219
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

41 107
CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 41
GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 51
VESICARE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 125
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 47
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

50 27
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 32
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 42
DIAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 65
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 91
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 186
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

59 96
SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 75
NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 61 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 63 53
MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 64 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 39
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

66 82
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

68 187
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 106
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 112
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 71 84
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 89
BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 73 130
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 73 55
MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 76 167
RALOXIFENE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 184
CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 64
CALCITONIN-SALMON 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 366
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A 79 100
GLIPIZIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 82 120
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 82 90
CEFDINIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 157
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 72
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 68
LINZESS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 86 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

86 58
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 31
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 109
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 46
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 66
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

95 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 44
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 96 156
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

96 99
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 108
WELCHOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 100 264
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.