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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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31,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

981 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

2% of this provider’s 768 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

68% of this provider’s 981 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 981 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

32 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

26,765

2014

28,860

2015

31,262

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 1,341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,048

prescriptions.

253

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,028

prescriptions.

193

patients, 20% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

948

prescriptions.

215

patients, 22% of all patients

3 8
GABAPENTIN 1,060

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

218

patients, 22% of all patients

4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 938

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

188

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

7 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 770

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

339

patients, 35% of all patients

9 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

10 3
METFORMIN HCL 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

12 28
LORAZEPAM 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

12 33
GLIPIZIDE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

14 40
PREDNISONE 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

238

patients, 24% of all patients

15 43
TRAMADOL HCL 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

17 15
AZITHROMYCIN 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

298

patients, 30% of all patients

A 18 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
FAMOTIDINE* 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

20 63
ATENOLOL 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

21 24
CLOPIDOGREL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

22 20
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

230

patients, 23% of all patients

A 23 117
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

24 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

24 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

26 35
SERTRALINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
TRAZODONE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

28 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

29 6
ALPRAZOLAM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
KLOR-CON M20 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

31 122
MELOXICAM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

32 14
CARVEDILOL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

34 76
VENTOLIN HFA 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

35 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

A 37 71
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

O 38 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

39 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

40 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

41 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

42 47
TEMAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

43 84
FINASTERIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

44 89
CEPHALEXIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

A 45 83
ALLOPURINOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

45 32
MUPIROCIN* 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

47 162
HYDRALAZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 103
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

A 49 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

A 50 73
SYMBICORT 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

51 104
CLONAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

52 31
PAROXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

53 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 39
MEMANTINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

55 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

56 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

57 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

58 77
SUCRALFATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

59 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 46
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 36
MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 48
LANTUS 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

64 82
NEXIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 60
SOTALOL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

66 196
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 61
CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

68 50
GEMFIBROZIL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 106
ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

70 88
JANTOVEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 312
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

72 251
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

73 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 37
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 54
VESICARE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 75 152
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 266
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 38
NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

80 147
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 34
FLUCONAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

82 133
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

82 67
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

82 127
LABETALOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 85 211
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 175
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 81
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 75
RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 88 115
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 88 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 91 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

92 45
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 94 51
TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 131
DEXILANT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 95 156
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 100
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 79
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 99 111
PROBENECID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 325
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 101 62
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 103 93
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 103 108
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

105 214
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 241
NITROSTAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

105 249
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 Dec. 17, 2013.
  • 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.