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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

32% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.62M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

21,335

2014

21,178

2015

20,098

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,003

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

163

patients, 27% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 919

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

165

patients, 28% of all patients

2 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

3 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

4 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

8 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

9 21
ALPRAZOLAM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

10 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

11 11
METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
OXYCODONE HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 59
CARVEDILOL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

14 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 51
FAMOTIDINE* 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

16 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

18 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

19 91
LISINOPRIL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

20 2
OMEPRAZOLE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 4
DULOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 36
PREDNISONE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

23 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 37
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 70
ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O 29 16
FINASTERIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 89
TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

34 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

37 52
TIZANIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 46
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 263
SIMVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 7
ESTRADIOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 87
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 23
LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 95
FENTANYL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 113
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 31
GEMFIBROZIL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 106
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 81
CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 167
AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

54 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 149
DIFLUNISAL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

56 368
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 12
TIVICAY 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 58 310
CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

59 107
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 140
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 142
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 44
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 374
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 177
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 160
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 45
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 85
CHLORTHALIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 163
BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 69 151
RALOXIFENE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 154
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 71 195
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 71 110
DILTIAZEM ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 71 192
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

74 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

74 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 74 35
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 77 90
DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 55
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 79 114
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 88
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 58
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 19
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 104
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

85 121
TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 175
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

87 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

87 77
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 87 188
TRIUMEQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 90 413
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 90 57
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

90 64
OXYCONTIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 204
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 94 217
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 86
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 94 139
LAMOTRIGINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 97 144
NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 97 102
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A 100 73
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 100 82
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 9, 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.