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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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7,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 450 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$566K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 245 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

56% of this provider’s 215 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 215 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$75 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$566K

2014

$609K

2015

$566K

2016

Number of Claims

7,543

2014

7,219

2015

7,549

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 540

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

P 1 56
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

3 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

4 166
SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
LORAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 36

patients, 17% of all patients

6 33
RISPERIDONE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

P 7 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

8 51
LAMOTRIGINE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 9 144
FLUOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

10 44
OLANZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 11 141
LEVETIRACETAM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

12 126
RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

13 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

14 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

15 179
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 16 99
LISINOPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

17 2
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 18 29
CLOZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 19 260
PROPRANOLOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

20 134
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 21 31
TOPIRAMATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 22 114
VALPROIC ACID* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 320
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

23 3
OXCARBAZEPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 25 301
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
FUROSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

27 8
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

P 28 384
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 13% of all patients

A 28 81
OMEPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 4
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 31 26
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 32 66
GABAPENTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 33 10
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 174
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 35 106
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 36 325
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 12% of all patients

A 37 83
CEFDINIR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

44

patients, 20% of all patients

A 38 125
JUNEL FE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10 39 424
METFORMIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 39 9
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 39 100
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 Sept. 24, 2009.
  • 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.