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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,625Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

1,083 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

10% of this provider’s 700 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

34% of this provider’s 1,083 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 1,083 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

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$1.74M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

43,476

2014

42,902

2015

38,625

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 1,643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

272

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,221

prescriptions.

228

patients, 21% of all patients

2 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,194

prescriptions.

241

patients, 22% of all patients

3 11
LISINOPRIL 1,037

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 991

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 856

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
MELOXICAM 822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

7 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 809

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

8 12
GABAPENTIN 795

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
OMEPRAZOLE 776

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
METFORMIN HCL 773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
SIMVASTATIN 734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

12 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 579

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

14 39
TRAMADOL HCL 514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 16
LORAZEPAM 482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

16 33
SERTRALINE HCL 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
CLOPIDOGREL 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

19 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

20 38
TRAZODONE HCL 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
ALPRAZOLAM 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
MIRTAZAPINE 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

23 48
RANITIDINE HCL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

24 42
CARVEDILOL 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

26 15
CLONIDINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

28 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

29 17
ALLOPURINOL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

30 32
MEMANTINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

31 94
CITALOPRAM HBR 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

31 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
GLIPIZIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 40
CLONAZEPAM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

36 31
FAMOTIDINE* 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

37 63
VENTOLIN HFA 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

38 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

40 6
VENLAFAXINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

41 157
LEVOFLOXACIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

A 42 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

43 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 61
PREDNISONE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

45 43
OXYCODONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 59
RISPERIDONE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 115
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

48 100
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 56
ELIQUIS 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 128
LYRICA 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

51 58
LANTUS 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

52 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

52 46
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

54 76
NEXIUM 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

55 60
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

55 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

57 34
CARBAMAZEPINE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 202
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

59 69
DIAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 55
PAROXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

63 52
PROAIR HFA 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

64 64
BACLOFEN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

65 90
JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 75
HYDRALAZINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 103
NAPROXEN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

68 74
CEPHALEXIN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

A 69 83
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

70 30
VESICARE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 152
IBUPROFEN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

72 121
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 3% of all patients

72 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

74 138
NYSTATIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

75 147
METOLAZONE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

76 178
DIGOXIN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

77 142
BUSPIRONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 95
FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 44
MECLIZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

81 137
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 35
NABUMETONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 171
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 81
OLANZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 87 141
ESTRADIOL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

87 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 93
GEMFIBROZIL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 106
PERPHENAZINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 91 356
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

91 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

93 87
LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 126
ROPINIROLE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

95 65
TOPIRAMATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 96 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 2% of all patients

97 92
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

99 149
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 45
XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 101 111
KLOR-CON M20 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

102 122
FLUCONAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

103 133
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

104 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

104 96
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O 106 80
NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

106 112
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

108 139
RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 130
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 179
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

110 91
NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 110 102
NUEDEXTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 113 183
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 113 51
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

115 127
LITHIUM CARBONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 115 260
NOVOLIN R 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

115 202
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 118 68
ARIPIPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 119 164
VALPROIC ACID* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 320
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 116
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 121 170
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 86
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 132
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A 124 49
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

126 214
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 127 188
CEFUROXIME 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 127 165
LAMOTRIGINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 129 144
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

130 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 130 134
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 132 89
CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 132 167
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 134 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 134 166
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 136 161
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 136 88
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

136 249
NIFEDICAL XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 139 254
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O 140 123
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 140 150
QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 140 197
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

140 169
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 144 113
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 145 198
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 145 120
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.