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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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16,307Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$885K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

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

74% 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

5% of this provider’s 425 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

44% of this provider’s 649 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 649 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.05M

2014

$904K

2015

$885K

2016

Number of Claims

18,729

2014

16,673

2015

16,307

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
LISINOPRIL 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

3 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

7 7
CARVEDILOL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

8 25
CLOPIDOGREL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

9 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

13 61
TRAZODONE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 29
OMEPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 5
TRAMADOL HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

19 19
VENTOLIN HFA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

20 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
LYRICA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

27 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 62
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

A 30 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
BUSPIRONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 95
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 53
NAMENDA XR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

34 102
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 24
NEXIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 46
MIRTAZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 48
PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

39 64
SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 26
XARELTO 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 111
WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
NAPROXEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

43 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
JANUVIA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

A 47 81
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 36
TOPIRAMATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 114
CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

50 107
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 70
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 38
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A 55 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

55 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 103
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

58 33
BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 110
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 50
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 55
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 341
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 87
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 94
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 97
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 52
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 68 138
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 69 136
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 70 56
ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 72
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 72 128
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 71
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 March 31, 2015.
  • 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.