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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,355Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

8% of this provider’s 541 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

37% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

27,471

2014

32,750

2015

29,355

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,856

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,732

prescriptions.

193

patients, 30% of all patients

1 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,470

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,387

prescriptions.

168

patients, 26% of all patients

2 11
LISINOPRIL 1,007

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 855

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 783

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

5 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
SIMVASTATIN 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

O 9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4
METFORMIN HCL 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
LORAZEPAM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

11 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
GABAPENTIN 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

15 17
CARVEDILOL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

17 19
ALPRAZOLAM 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
CLOPIDOGREL 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

20 39
ATENOLOL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

22 15
MIRTAZAPINE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

23 48
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 47
SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
GLIPIZIDE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 40
MEMANTINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

27 94
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P 28 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

29 22
NAMENDA XR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

30 102
RANITIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 42
TRAMADOL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 16
DULOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 36
ALLOPURINOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
CLONIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

36 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 13
NEXIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 60
TRAZODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 29
LANTUS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 82
NOVOLOG 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 143
SPIRONOLACTONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

43 62
METOLAZONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 178
BUSPIRONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 95
VENTOLIN HFA 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

46 41
JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

48 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

49 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 65
LYRICA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 58
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 67
FAMOTIDINE* 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 63
SYNTHROID 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 79
MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 87
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 70
RISPERIDONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 115
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

61 127
ZETIA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 61 108
CELECOXIB 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 107
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

64 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 142
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 138
LEVEMIR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 100
ONDANSETRON HCL* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

69 158
CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 71 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 72 53
LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 126
AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 136
KLOR-CON M20 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 88
NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

77 147
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 30
DIGOX 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 186
CEPHALEXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A 78 83
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 81 116
LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 82 177
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 86
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

85 169
FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 86 113
PERMETHRIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

87 289
MYRBETRIQ 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 87 205
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 89 103
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 89 128
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 91 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 92 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 93 131
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 94 45
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 95 119
NITROSTAT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

96 249
EXELON 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 97 283
SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 78
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 132
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 100 38
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

100 176
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 100 73
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

100 191
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 104 89
INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 105 270
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

106 55
PRIMIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 106 181
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 108 109
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 108 232
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 108 141
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 111 175
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 111 66
OXCARBAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 111 301
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 114 104
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 114 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 116 81
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.