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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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16,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 296 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

45% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 898 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

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$476K

2014

$481K

2015

$506K

2016

Number of Claims

14,327

2014

15,473

2015

16,954

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 1,027

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 624

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

5 13
SIMVASTATIN 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
TRAMADOL HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

O 7 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

9 3
GABAPENTIN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
ATENOLOL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

11 24
ALLOPURINOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

12 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

13 17
TRAZODONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

14 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

15 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

16 11
CARVEDILOL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

17 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 22
CEFDINIR 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

207

patients, 23% of all patients

A 19 125
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

21 46
FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

23 45
GLIPIZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
MELOXICAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

25 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

26 21
CLOPIDOGREL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

31 33
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

35 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

36 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 62
TORSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

41 175
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

42 180
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

A 45 71
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 89
TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 84
SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 79
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 49 80
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 150
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 50 37
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

53 105
PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

54 66
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 36
ETODOLAC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 233
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 57 140
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 42
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 58 106
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 61 70
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 132
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

62 51
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

64 74
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 66 44
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 67 117
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 75
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 69 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 70 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 47
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 73 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

73 77
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 May 20, 2008.
  • 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.