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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

15% of this provider’s 631 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

36% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$57 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

$1.74M

2014

$1.69M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

31,930

2014

28,268

2015

28,672

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 1,265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,036

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,014

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

2 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 915

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

3 28
LISINOPRIL 841

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

168

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 798

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

181

patients, 22% of all patients

O 6 5
GABAPENTIN 754

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
TRAZODONE HCL 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

8 29
OMEPRAZOLE 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
LORAZEPAM 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

11 33
MIRTAZAPINE 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

12 48
METFORMIN HCL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

13 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

13 3
TRAMADOL HCL 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
CLONAZEPAM 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

17 31
SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

19 6
CARVEDILOL 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

20 25
SERTRALINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

21 26
CLOPIDOGREL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

P 25 56
NOVOLOG 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 143
MEMANTINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

27 94
LANTUS 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 82
ALPRAZOLAM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

29 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 70
DONEPEZIL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

32 39
MELOXICAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

33 14
XARELTO 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

35 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

37 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

38 17
DULOXETINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 36
RISPERIDONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

41 23
LYRICA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 58
FENTANYL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 113
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 15
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 116
SPIRIVA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

46 124
BACLOFEN 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 90
LEVETIRACETAM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 126
CEPHALEXIN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

A 49 83
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 81
FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 89
PAROXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 177
ONDANSETRON HCL* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

55 158
CLONIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 50
ARIPIPRAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 164
DIAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 55
OXYCODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 149
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

63 46
OXYCONTIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 64 204
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 123
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

66 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 44
NYSTATIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

68 147
OLANZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 69 141
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

A 70 71
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 71 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 62
LACTULOSE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 174
BUSPIRONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 74 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 61
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 129
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 34
SUCRALFATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 88
TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 114
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 65
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

82 41
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

83 191
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 84 60
NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 85 102
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 27
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 206
LEVEMIR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 145
ESTRADIOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 72
NUEDEXTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 90 183
GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 51
PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 43
CLOZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 260
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 94 49
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 94 179
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 166
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 98 152
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 104
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 109
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

101 64
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 86
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 299
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 104 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 104 142
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 161
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

106 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 106 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

106 92
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

110 106
DOXEPIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 200
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

110 188
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 113 205
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

114 84
RENVELA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 115 282
TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 116 175
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 116 217
LIDOCAINE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

116 222
TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 119 131
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 119 138
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 Sept. 3, 2014.
  • 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.