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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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15,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 641 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 641 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$379K

2014

$595K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

10,712

2014

14,436

2015

15,652

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,165

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

178

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 5
ALPRAZOLAM 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

2 18
SIMVASTATIN 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

5 8
MELOXICAM 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

7 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

8 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
METFORMIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
LISINOPRIL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

11 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 6
CLOPIDOGREL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 91
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 53
ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

22 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
NEXIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

24 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

25 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

26 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 35
DEXILANT 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

28 156
TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 29 16
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 92
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 41
TERAZOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 50
CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

35 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 61
DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 39
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 47
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 26
GLIPIZIDE XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 210
CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 19
CARISOPRODOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 135
TEMAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 84
IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 121
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 51 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 80
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 42
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 56 63
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 57 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 57
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 58 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 44
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 64 138
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 93
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 Jan. 20, 2016.
  • 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.