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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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9,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 345 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 384 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

187 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

50% of this provider’s 187 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

68% of this provider’s 187 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$641K

2014

$506K

2015

$408K

2016

Number of Claims

12,022

2014

9,974

2015

9,447

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

69

patients, 37% of all patients

O 1 5
LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

60

patients, 32% of all patients

2 2
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 25% of all patients

3 47
OMEPRAZOLE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

47

patients, 25% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 22% of all patients

5 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

44

patients, 24% of all patients

6 11
FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 21% of all patients

7 8
CLONIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

8 50
MELOXICAM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 22% of all patients

9 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

10 1
DIAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 19% of all patients

10 55
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

12 25
CLONAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

13 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

14 15
ATENOLOL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

15 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

16 52
METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

17 9
METHADONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

O 18 146
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

O 19 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

20 6
LYRICA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

21 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

21 13
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

23 160
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

24 3
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

25 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

26 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 25% of all patients

A 27 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

28 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

29 27
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

30 42
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

O 31 123
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 32 22
AMOXICILLIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

A 33 101
PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

38

patients, 20% of all patients

34 43
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

35 18
CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 36 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

37 44
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

37 242
NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

39 112
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

40 46
FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

41 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

41 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 41 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 44 53
CARISOPRODOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 6% of all patients

44 135
SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 46 7
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

47 122
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

47 33
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 47 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

50 19
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

A 51 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 51 56
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 53 150
VALACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

54 355
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

54 29
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 Sept. 12, 2011.
  • 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.