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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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11,700Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 251 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 271 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

41% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$566K

2014

$557K

2015

$529K

2016

Number of Claims

10,782

2014

11,957

2015

11,700

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 747

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

152

patients, 28% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

3 217
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 6 5
GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
MELOXICAM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 14
TRAMADOL HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 16
ALLOPURINOL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

12 47
RANITIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

13 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

14 3
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

15 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

16 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

17 13
ESTRADIOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 72
OXYCODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 19 59
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

21 30
DULOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 36
TEMAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

23 84
SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A 25 73
CEPHALEXIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A 26 83
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 51
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

28 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 32 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 153
BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 90
TERAZOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 131
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 15
TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 46
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 12
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 33
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

44 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 19
SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 79
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 20
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

47 25
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 49 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 35
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 51 54
AZELASTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

53 259
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 34
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 28
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A 57 101
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 38
FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 58 113
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 107
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 61 123
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 61 39
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 149
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 148
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A 65 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 95
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 July 2, 2015.
  • 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.