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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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9,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 363 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$510K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 291 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

35% of this provider’s 283 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 283 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$578K

2014

$507K

2015

$510K

2016

Number of Claims

10,478

2014

8,935

2015

9,047

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 490

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

74

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
GABAPENTIN 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

O 6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

8 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

10 19
VENTOLIN HFA 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

11 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
OXYCODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

15 3
DIAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

16 55
CLONAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

17 31
BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

18 90
TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O 19 16
SIMVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

21 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

23 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 24 44
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

25 43
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 26 123
CARISOPRODOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 27 135
CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

30 30
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 32 36
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

33 64
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 34 66
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 35 24
ESTRADIOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 35 72
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 37 40
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

37 20
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 39 63
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

39 149
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 41 33
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

A 42 83
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 42 15
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 42 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 42 96
LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 54
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 47 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 48 27
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

48 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 50 35
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 29
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. 15, 2010.
  • 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.