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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% 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

5% of this provider’s 496 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

48% of this provider’s 636 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 636 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$911K

2014

$941K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

22,229

2014

23,089

2015

22,915

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
FUROSEMIDE 824

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

141

patients, 22% of all patients

1 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
SIMVASTATIN 757

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

4 7
GABAPENTIN 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

O 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

9 2
MELOXICAM 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

10 14
ALPRAZOLAM 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

11 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

13 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

14 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

19 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

22 17
CLONAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

23 31
TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

O 24 16
PREDNISONE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

24 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 13
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

27 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 37
LEVOFLOXACIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

A 31 71
LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 33
ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
NAMENDA XR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

36 102
CEFDINIR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

A 37 125
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

38 69
VENTOLIN HFA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

39 41
TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

42 30
SUCRALFATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

43 78
AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

A 44 49
CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 47 56
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 48
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 45
ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 32
LEVEMIR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 62
ELIQUIS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

53 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 51
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 89
ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

59 137
TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

60 46
PRIMIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 181
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 95
SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

64 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 66 142
ESTRADIOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 72
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 160
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 53
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 109
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 214
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

71 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 92
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 42
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 74 80
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

76 226
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 76 108
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

78 34
NOVOLOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 143
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 58
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 74
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

82 133
METHOTREXATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 83 215
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 84 149
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 84 113
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 55
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 86 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 88 99
WELCHOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 88 339
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 90 52
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 193
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

93 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 93 81
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 93 90
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 112
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 98 36
DALIRESP 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 98 255
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 100 70
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 100 68
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 102 67
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 329
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 102 138
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 Feb. 26, 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.