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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,917Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

11% of this provider’s 417 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

55% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 541 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

26,786

2014

26,004

2015

24,917

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 1,356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,021

prescriptions.

152

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,074

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

147

patients, 27% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

6 11
SIMVASTATIN 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
OMEPRAZOLE 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

10 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

11 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

12 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

O 13 6
ALPRAZOLAM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

14 13
TRAMADOL HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

O 15 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
NEXIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 79
RANITIDINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 39
MELOXICAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

20 26
CARVEDILOL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

22 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 17
MIRTAZAPINE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 38
LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

27 34
TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

A 29 85
SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

32 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

33 27
RISPERIDONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 33 94
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 35
MEMANTINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 88
DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 37
FENTANYL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 29
AZITHROMYCIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

A 40 54
ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

44 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 86
LANTUS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 84
LOVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

51 62
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

52 99
PROAIR HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

53 46
FAMOTIDINE* 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 92
NOVOLOG 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 136
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 33
CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

57 59
CEPHALEXIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 59 57
DICYCLOMINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 138
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 41
NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 60
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

63 40
LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 61
TOPIRAMATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 66 98
BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 68 71
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

68 81
GEMFIBROZIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 68 124
SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

A 72 95
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 73 65
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 102
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 173
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 76 152
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 45
NAPROXEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 78
VESICARE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 79 125
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

80 50
OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P 81 119
IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

82 80
NUEDEXTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 83 175
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 83 198
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 83 100
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 86 76
CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 86 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 86 83
RIVASTIGMINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 89 238
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 90 32
MYRBETRIQ 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 91 160
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 91 77
IVERMECTIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 5% of all patients

91 373
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

94 162
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 94 51
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 96 72
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 131
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 98 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 98 112
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 100 161
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 101 144
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 102 155
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 102 69
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 130
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

102 167
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 106 165
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 106 118
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 22, 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.