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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

2% of this provider’s 572 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 677 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% 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

29 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

$859K

2014

$777K

2015

$739K

2016

Number of Claims

21,155

2014

19,625

2015

19,455

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 758

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

3 11
OMEPRAZOLE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
GABAPENTIN 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

9 10
SIMVASTATIN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 13
TRAMADOL HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 16
CLOPIDOGREL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
MELOXICAM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
PREDNISONE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

160

patients, 24% of all patients

16 43
METFORMIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
SERTRALINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

20 22
CARVEDILOL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

23 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
MIRTAZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
ALPRAZOLAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
LORAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 33
ALLOPURINOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
CEFDINIR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

A 31 125
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 57
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

A 36 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
AZITHROMYCIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

A 36 49
OXYCODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

43 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A 44 81
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A 45 117
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 38
CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 50
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 31
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 157
LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 52 82
DOXEPIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 200
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 54 61
TIZANIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 56 52
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 57 134
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 66
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 42
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 86
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 29
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 62 36
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 120
SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 66 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 19
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 67 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

69 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 70 45
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 71 94
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 93
NYSTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

73 147
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 74 108
METHADONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 146
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 75 53
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 78 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 78 103
LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 273
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 80 67
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 80 89
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

83 63
RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 83 154
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

83 127
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 Feb. 21, 2013.
  • 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.