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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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17,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

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

60% 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

4% of this provider’s 361 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

50% of this provider’s 545 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 545 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

$50 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

$974K

2014

$935K

2015

$876K

2016

Number of Claims

17,724

2014

18,864

2015

17,584

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 760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 666

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 5
ALPRAZOLAM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

4 18
FUROSEMIDE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
GABAPENTIN 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

12 23
OXYCODONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 59
METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
RANITIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

15 42
SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
SERTRALINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
TRAMADOL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 16
DIAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

20 55
TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

21 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

22 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 15
CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 46
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

30 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 35
AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

A 34 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 65
LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

37 31
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 24
TEMAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 73
CARISOPRODOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 135
LEVOFLOXACIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A 43 71
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 92
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 38
VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

47 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 39
CEPHALEXIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 83
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 77
CELECOXIB 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 61
DEXILANT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 54 156
PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 57 56
ESTRADIOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 72
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 275
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 30
FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 61 113
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 62
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

63 105
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 120
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 47
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 60
ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 158
TOPIRAMATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 69 114
DOXEPIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 70 200
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 71 45
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

71 43
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

73 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 73 96
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 36
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 14
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 76 109
AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 76 101
BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 79 148
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 79 123
FLUCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

81 133
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 81
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 82 82
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 84 272
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 Aug. 17, 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.