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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.91M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

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

76% 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

9% of this provider’s 616 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

35% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.91M

2016

Number of Claims

19,281

2014

26,049

2015

36,567

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 1,271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,066

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

203

patients, 26% of all patients

O 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,072

prescriptions.

175

patients, 22% of all patients

3 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

969

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL 978

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 821

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 812

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

8 13
LORAZEPAM 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

9 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
GABAPENTIN 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

12 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
MELOXICAM 505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
CLOPIDOGREL 492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

16 30
METFORMIN HCL 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

18 19
SIMVASTATIN 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

19 7
NAMENDA XR 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

20 102
SERTRALINE HCL 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 26
MIRTAZAPINE 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

22 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

23 23
CARVEDILOL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

24 25
TRAMADOL HCL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

O 25 16
GEMFIBROZIL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

10 26 106
CLONAZEPAM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

27 31
ALPRAZOLAM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
LYRICA 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 58
DULOXETINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

30 36
LAMOTRIGINE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

31 144
FAMOTIDINE* 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

32 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

34 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 51
ATENOLOL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

36 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

37 15
MEMANTINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

37 94
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

39 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

40 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

41 95
TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

42 29
NEXIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 60
PREDNISONE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

44 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

45 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

46 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 47 53
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

47 169
VENTOLIN HFA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

49 41
DIAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

49 55
IBUPROFEN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

49 121
LANTUS 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 82
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 116
FENOFIBRATE* 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 97
GLIPIZIDE 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

55 40
PROAIR HFA 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

55 64
OXYCODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 59
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

58 85
CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 67
ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

61 35
AMIODARONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 136
RISPERIDONE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 63 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 99
FINASTERIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

66 89
SOTALOL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 196
DEXILANT 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 156
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 161
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 103
VALSARTAN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 86
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

72 42
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 180
FENTANYL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 74 113
SUCRALFATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

75 78
LEVEMIR 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 145
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

77 69
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 78 71
ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 128
VESICARE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 152
SPIRONOLACTONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 62
XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 111
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 84 56
AMITIZA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 194
AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

A 87 49
METHOTREXATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 88 215
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

89 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 89 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 17
NYSTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

91 147
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

93 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 100
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 95 241
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 74
RAMIPRIL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 97 130
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 98 75
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

99 93
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 100 81
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 52
BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 90
ONDANSETRON HCL* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

100 158
SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 124
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

105 139
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

106 50
RANEXA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 106 184
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 108 73
VIIBRYD 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 109 292
OLANZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P 110 141
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 168
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 112 262
DUTASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 113 247
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

114 47
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

115 191
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

115 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

117 88
METOLAZONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

118 178
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

119 92
PERMETHRIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

120 289
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 121 120
NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 143
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

123 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 124 96
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 124 83
CARISOPRODOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 124 135
LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 174
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 128 126
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 129 108
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

130 84
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 130 107
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 132 118
BRILINTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 132 398
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P 134 164
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 135 87
VOLTAREN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

135 189
METHADONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 137 146
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 137 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 137 138
CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 140 228
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 140 175
GALANTAMINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 142 417
NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

142 249
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 144 345
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

144 239
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 146 38
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 Jan. 13, 2016.
  • 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.