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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,064Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 54 providers in this state and specialty

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

38% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Opioids

65% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 32%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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

$2.13M

2014

$1.99M

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

32,517

2014

30,524

2015

26,064

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 1,604

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

222

patients, 31% of all patients

O 1 3
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,497

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

182

patients, 26% of all patients

O 2 14
ALPRAZOLAM 1,245

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

163

patients, 23% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 881

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

6 8
RANITIDINE HCL 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

7 15
GABAPENTIN 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
FUROSEMIDE 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O 11 66
METFORMIN HCL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

12 12
OXYCODONE HCL 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
DIAZEPAM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 48
TRAMADOL HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

18 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

19 13
CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
TRAZODONE HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
LORAZEPAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 37
CLONAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

25 47
AZITHROMYCIN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

A 25 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 6
VENTOLIN HFA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

28 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 60
OXYCONTIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 30 89
LYRICA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 26
TEMAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

33 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 28
PROAIR HFA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

35 52
BYSTOLIC 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 92
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

37 36
GLIPIZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 68
CARISOPRODOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

39 139
SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 105
MELOXICAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 25
CELECOXIB 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 102
IBUPROFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 62
ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

48 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 27
CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 21
NEXIUM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 17
NYSTATIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 99
DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 38
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

56 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 95
ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 35
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 150
MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 73
DEXILANT 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 101
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A 63 163
FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 120
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 160
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 75
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 109
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 44
METHADONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O 69 116
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 148
ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 86
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 41
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 54
LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 51
ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 58
AMOXICILLIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A 79 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 76
VICTOZA 3-PAK 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 81 142
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

82 191
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 40
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 137
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 159
CEFUROXIME 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 218
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 88 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 34
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 88 93
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 91 106
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 91 144
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 91 167
ANORO ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 94 280
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 49
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 69
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 138
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 98 154
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 98 181
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

98 227
MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 130
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 111
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 98 124
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 Nov. 10, 2015.
  • 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.