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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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15,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 149 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 218 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

431 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 431 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 431 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$625K

2014

$635K

2015

$613K

2016

Number of Claims

16,350

2014

15,322

2015

15,175

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 681

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

107

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 667

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

O 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

6 1
GABAPENTIN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

11 8
METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 16
LOVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

14 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

15 21
CLOPIDOGREL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 17
MELOXICAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

18 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

20 24
CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

22 32
GLIPIZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 40
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 28
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

27 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

28 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 51
ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 100
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 42
VENTOLIN HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

37 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 42 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 43 44
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 45 50
ESTRADIOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 46 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 48 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 49 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 91
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

50 64
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

53 34
MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 54 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

55 61
VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 56 119
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 57 109
TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 175
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

58 43
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 60 55
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 60 36
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 62 60
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 62 90
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

62 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 65 38
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 66 108
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

66 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

68 88
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

68 78
CARISOPRODOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 68 135
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 80
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 71 122
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 73 129
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.