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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$520K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

28% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$506K

2014

$553K

2015

$520K

2016

Number of Claims

8,961

2014

9,834

2015

9,676

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 603

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

95

patients, 27% of all patients

1 13
SIMVASTATIN 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

5 20
LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

6 1
METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
TRAMADOL HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

12 16
CLOPIDOGREL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

14 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

16 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 25
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 34
IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

20 86
GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

21 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

22 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

23 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

24 65
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 76
FLURBIPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

26 169
NIFEDIPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

26 146
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

28 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 29 49
RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 30 36
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 31 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 31 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

34 22
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

34 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 38 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 69
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 42 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 43 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 98
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 45 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 45 155
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 8, 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.