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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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14,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 179 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 191 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

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

52% 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

4% of this provider’s 355 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

39% of this provider’s 473 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 473 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$674K

2014

$674K

2015

$660K

2016

Number of Claims

13,672

2014

15,280

2015

14,075

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 642

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

O 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
SPIRONOLACTONE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

8 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
MELOXICAM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

12 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

13 21
CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

15 23
CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

16 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

17 28
METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 9
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

20 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 47
TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O 21 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 52
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 42
BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

30 90
VENTOLIN HFA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

31 41
MIRTAZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

32 48
DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 61
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 142
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

37 217
CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 17
ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

42 30
TEMAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 34
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 27
SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

49 104
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 13
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 89
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

52 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 116
DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 55
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 54 114
ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 18
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 136
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 38
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

59 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 59 44
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

61 64
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 62 58
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 86
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

64 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A 65 73
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

67 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 67 91
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 69 148
FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

70 133
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 71 51
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. 19, 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.