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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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8,333Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 405 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$293K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 523 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

40% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$309K

2014

$297K

2015

$293K

2016

Number of Claims

7,758

2014

8,363

2015

8,333

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 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

91

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
TRAMADOL HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 16
GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

12 15
FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

14 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 15 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

17 18
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 80
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

22 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

26 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

29 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 39
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

31 105
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 38
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 31
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 50
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

36 41
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

37 63
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

38 26
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

38 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

40 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

41 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 71
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 42 33
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 8, 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.