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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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22,922Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

28% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 898 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

22,076

2014

23,151

2015

22,922

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,069

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,274

prescriptions.

336

patients, 37% of all patients

1 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

2 15
OMEPRAZOLE 723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
SIMVASTATIN 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

7 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

8 12
MELOXICAM 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

8 14
LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

10 2
IBUPROFEN 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

11 121
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

12 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

13 11
GABAPENTIN 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
CLONIDINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

15 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

16 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

17 68
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

18 8
VENTOLIN HFA 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

19 41
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

20 1
LABETALOL HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

21 211
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

24 96
CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

26 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
NAPROXEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

29 74
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 38
TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

O 31 16
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

32 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

33 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

34 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

35 103
CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 75
NIFEDIPINE ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

39 112
ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
GLIPIZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

42 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

44 127
SUCRALFATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

45 78
TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

47 76
ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 18
RAMIPRIL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 130
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 4% of all patients

51 77
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 49
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

52 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 19
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 26
VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 86
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 85
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 180
SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A 61 73
FLOVENT HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 246
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 63 248
SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 104
LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 126
GLIPIZIDE XL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 66 210
KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

66 122
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

68 47
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 84
ESTRADIOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 71 71
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

72 43
FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

73 133
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 73 61
TRADJENTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 73 212
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 35
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 60
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 88
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 80 89
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 81 160
VESICARE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 81 152
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 52
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 108
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 84 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 86 138
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 Dec. 23, 2009.
  • 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.