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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,297Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

3% of this provider’s 546 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

50% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 757 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$840K

2014

$932K

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

17,267

2014

18,237

2015

19,297

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

1 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
GABAPENTIN 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

7 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

O 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

10 11
OMEPRAZOLE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

12 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

13 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

15 17
CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
MELOXICAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

17 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 19
CLONAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
ALPRAZOLAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

24 76
GLIPIZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 28
NAPROXEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

27 74
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

29 45
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

30 105
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

31 13
ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

33 46
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 26
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

A 35 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

38 68
CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
ESTRADIOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 71
TEMAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 65
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 30
NEXIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 81
NIFEDIPINE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 112
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

54 77
VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 54 152
CEFDINIR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 125
AMOXICILLIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 101
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

58 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 132
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 47
SUCRALFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

61 78
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 103
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 124
BENICAR HCT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 66 302
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 67 54
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

67 43
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 69 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

69 88
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 36
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 44
KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 122
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 86
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

74 121
PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 207
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 73
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

79 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 34
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 81 108
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 81 94
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 58
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

83 128
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 83 104
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 86 48
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

87 170
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 87 52
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 89 114
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 90 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 90 149
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 Nov. 27, 2012.
  • 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.