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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

912 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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 Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

5% of this provider’s 780 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

46% of this provider’s 912 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 912 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.29M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

33,875

2014

35,635

2015

35,236

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,226

prescriptions.

229

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,125

prescriptions.

149

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,024

prescriptions.

182

patients, 20% of all patients

3 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,040

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

179

patients, 20% of all patients

4 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 892

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 850

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

7 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 771

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
TRAMADOL HCL 761

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

O 9 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 724

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

10 37
MELOXICAM 691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 687

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

12 28
LISINOPRIL 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

13 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

14 17
SIMVASTATIN 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

15 7
ALPRAZOLAM 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

16 18
ALLOPURINOL 513

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

17 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

18 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

19 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

20 6
METFORMIN HCL 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
CLOPIDOGREL 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

23 62
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

25 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

26 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

27 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

28 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

29 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

30 21
LORAZEPAM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

31 33
CARVEDILOL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

32 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

33 30
RANITIDINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

34 42
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
CLONIDINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

36 50
FINASTERIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

37 89
ATENOLOL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

38 24
PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

39 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 47
NAMENDA XR 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 142
GEMFIBROZIL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 106
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

44 45
NAPROXEN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

45 74
SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 61
AMOXICILLIN 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

A 48 101
TEMAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

49 84
VERAPAMIL ER 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

50 119
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 5
FENOFIBRATE* 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

52 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

52 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 51
DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 36
AZITHROMYCIN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

A 56 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 131
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 117
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 103
CARTIA XT 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

59 167
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

61 52
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 85
SUCRALFATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

63 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 116
CLONAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 31
BUSPIRONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 95
MECLIZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

65 137
ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 128
DICYCLOMINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

69 170
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

A 70 81
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

71 193
LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 73
SPIRIVA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 124
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 27
ESTRADIOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 72
NEXIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 60
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 29
PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 66
TOPIRAMATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 114
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 67
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 161
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 85 56
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 109
VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

88 41
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 89 333
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 188
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 79
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 58
ULORIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 92 276
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 94 70
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

94 76
TERBINAFINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

94 267
FLUCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

97 133
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 149
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 99 94
VERAPAMIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 100 329
NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 101 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 100
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 177
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 104 150
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 104 110
PRIMIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 181
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 107 91
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 136
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 109 206
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

109 127
LATANOPROST 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 111 221
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 111 54
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 242
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 120
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

115 288
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

115 92
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 115 87
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

118 104
NOVOLIN N 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 118 281
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 139
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 120 96
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 120 48
DILTIAZEM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 120 192
PHENYTOIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 124 257
TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 A 124 315
DILTIAZEM HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 124 200
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

127 105
PREMARIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

127 417
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 127 86
MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

130 162
BUMETANIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 130 151
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 132 107
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 May 21, 2008.
  • 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.