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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

10% of this provider’s 680 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

44% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.71M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

30,931

2014

28,739

2015

31,628

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 1,231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,058

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
LISINOPRIL 1,131

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

182

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 990

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 837

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 776

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

6 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

10 38
METFORMIN HCL 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 83
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 6
RANITIDINE HCL 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

16 20
MIRTAZAPINE 471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

17 48
MELOXICAM 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

18 26
LORAZEPAM 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

19 34
SERTRALINE HCL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
TRAMADOL HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
NAMENDA XR 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

23 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

24 14
CLOPIDOGREL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

25 29
SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

26 8
FENTANYL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 74
CLONAZEPAM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

28 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

29 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
TRAZODONE HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

31 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

P 32 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
ATENOLOL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
DULOXETINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

35 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

36 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 17
GLIPIZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

39 102
CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 21
LEVEMIR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 194
LANTUS 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

41 84
ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

43 13
LOVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
RISPERIDONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 94
NOVOLOG 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 136
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

A 47 118
ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 36
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 111
MEMANTINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 88
ROPINIROLE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

53 44
DIGOXIN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 116
LEVETIRACETAM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 103
LYRICA 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 30
PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

58 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

59 62
CEPHALEXIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 93
BUSPIRONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

61 76
NYSTATIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

61 108
BACLOFEN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 71
PROAIR HFA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

64 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 43
FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

66 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 100
FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 92
LAMOTRIGINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 132
AMIODARONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 163
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 86
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

74 99
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 68
ONDANSETRON HCL* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

75 147
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 69
OLANZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 78 119
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 113
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 54
VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

80 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 95
CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 82 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

84 42
ARIPIPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 145
TEMAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 104
AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 88 117
ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 121
CARBAMAZEPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 89 199
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 182
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 91 79
METFORMIN HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

93 45
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 140
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 58
FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

96 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 97 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 51
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

99 164
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 63
VESICARE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 102 125
TOPIRAMATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 103 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 61
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 106 179
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 106 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

106 181
HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 109 204
SOTALOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 110 248
QUINAPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 111 158
SEROQUEL XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 111 230
RISPERDAL CONSTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 113 260
CEFTRIAXONE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 114 302
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 159
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

115 167
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 115 215
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 115 91
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 120 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 120 478
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 Aug. 6, 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.