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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

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

57% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 555 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.44M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

24,562

2014

24,124

2015

23,390

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
GABAPENTIN 850

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

146

patients, 26% of all patients

1 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 819

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

130

patients, 23% of all patients

O 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

4 17
OMEPRAZOLE 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

8 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

9 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

10 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

11 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

12 25
METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

13 9
FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

14 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

15 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

16 16
CLOPIDOGREL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

17 29
TRAMADOL HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

O 18 15
VALSARTAN 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

18 97
TRAZODONE HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

20 28
MIRTAZAPINE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

21 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

22 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

23 3
FINASTERIDE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

24 70
RANITIDINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

25 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

26 27
CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

27 21
PREDNISONE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

28 40
DULOXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

29 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 58
SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

33 14
ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

34 13
LOVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

35 31
VENTOLIN HFA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

36 50
LYRICA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

37 66
PROAIR HFA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

38 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 69
OXYCODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 52
INDAPAMIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

41 243
CRESTOR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 59
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

43 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 39
CILOSTAZOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 207
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

46 172
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

49 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 64
ROPINIROLE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 53
SPIRIVA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

53 75
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 129
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

55 99
CEFUROXIME 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

A 56 176
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 41
SYMBICORT 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

57 73
MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

59 26
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

60 105
GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 120
FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

61 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 30
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 33
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

65 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 112
PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 68
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 51
TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 98
PRADAXA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 70 229
KETOCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

71 240
VICTOZA 3-PAK 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 217
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

73 42
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 44
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 189
CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 142
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 79 57
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A 80 117
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

81 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 19
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 49
IRBESARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 83 156
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 85 72
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 86 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 85
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 87 82
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 87 137
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 76
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 91 151
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

91 268
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

93 187
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 Jan. 26, 2011.
  • 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.