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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$791K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 1508 providers in this state and specialty

695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

2% of this provider’s 661 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

52% of this provider’s 695 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 29%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 695 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

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$848K

2014

$796K

2015

$791K

2016

Number of Claims

23,543

2014

23,598

2015

22,341

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 1,312

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,229

prescriptions.

195

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 798

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

3 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

4 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

6 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

7 3
LISINOPRIL 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

9 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
METFORMIN HCL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

12 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

13 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

14 14
TRAMADOL HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 15
LOVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

16 31
SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

17 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 16
CARVEDILOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
CLOPIDOGREL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 29
SERTRALINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 47
CITALOPRAM HBR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 19
GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 10
MELOXICAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
MIRTAZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

29 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

30 27
PREDNISONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

31 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
LORAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

33 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
FENOFIBRATE* 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 101
ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 36
RANITIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

37 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 55
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 63
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
PAROXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 68
CLONIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

A 45 100
CEPHALEXIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 93
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 115
METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

A 48 95
TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 28
TERAZOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 135
CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 111
ROPINIROLE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 122
TRIMETHOPRIM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

A 56 315
BYSTOLIC 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

A 58 85
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 109
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

61 99
SYNTHROID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 112
AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 54
QUINAPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 158
CARTIA XT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 142
AMOXICILLIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 117
KLOR-CON M20 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 165
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

69 50
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

71 46
NABUMETONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 211
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 51
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 69
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 77 116
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 62
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 79 163
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

79 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 81 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

81 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 86
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 56
CEFUROXIME 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 176
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

86 162
FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O 86 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 133
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 113
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 155
METOLAZONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 174
CEFDINIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 92 157
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 94 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

96 81
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 96 161
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 96 179
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 13
ACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

100 253
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A 100 201
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 100 80
CARBAMAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

100 199
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.