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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,846Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

7% of this provider’s 514 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

38% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% 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

45 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

28,532

2014

34,185

2015

29,846

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 1,054

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

O 2 6
LISINOPRIL 786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
CARVEDILOL 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

8 21
ALPRAZOLAM 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

9 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

11 17
GABAPENTIN 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
TRAMADOL HCL 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

O 13 15
SIMVASTATIN 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
SERTRALINE HCL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
DULOXETINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 57
METFORMIN HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 19
RANITIDINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

21 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

22 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

23 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
CLOPIDOGREL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

27 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

28 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

29 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

30 27
LOVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 45
OXYCODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
CRESTOR 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

36 59
ALLOPURINOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 36
DIAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 67
MEMANTINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

41 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

42 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 49
VALSARTAN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

44 97
TORSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 141
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 83
IBUPROFEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

47 80
TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

48 28
LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

49 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 32
CLONAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

54 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

A 55 95
BUSPIRONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 76
FINASTERIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 53
LEVETIRACETAM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 103
LAMOTRIGINE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 132
DEXILANT 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 149
MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 48
NEXIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 79
CELECOXIB 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 89
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

A 65 118
MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 69
SYNTHROID 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 91
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 70 143
ZETIA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

72 86
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 193
RAMIPRIL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 151
VESICARE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 76 125
FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 110
GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 135
FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 101
ARIPIPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 81 145
CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 81 77
HALOPERIDOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 197
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 72
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

84 40
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 86 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

87 181
FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 153
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 89 71
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

90 50
QUINAPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 90 158
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

90 99
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 93 98
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 105
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

94 46
NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 96 60
OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 97 119
TIAGABINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 10 98 422
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 51
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

101 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 101 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 61
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 104 163
FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 104 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 106 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 106 159
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 78
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

108 114
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

110 66
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 111 203
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 111 152
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 113 33
CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 93
GLUCAGEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 115 450
VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 116 177
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 117 96
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 118 134
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

119 84
KLOR-CON 10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 119 278
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

119 121
PRISTIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 122 242
AMITIZA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 122 195
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 124 358
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

124 137
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 126 139
CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 126 142
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 April 1, 2014.
  • 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.