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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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18,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$538K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 265 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

25% of this provider’s 465 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 465 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$656K

2014

$622K

2015

$538K

2016

Number of Claims

18,748

2014

19,271

2015

18,172

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,080

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,028

prescriptions.

131

patients, 28% of all patients

1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

3 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

4 15
ALPRAZOLAM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

5 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

7 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

8 44
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

9 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
FENOFIBRATE* 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

11 97
FUROSEMIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

13 12
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

10 14 187
TAMSULOSIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

15 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

O 16 5
LOVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

17 54
LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 2
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

19 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

20 91
GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

21 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 6
CARVEDILOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

23 25
SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 26
MELOXICAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

25 14
KLOR-CON M20 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

26 122
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

27 11
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
CLONIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

31 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 52
TEMAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

34 84
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

35 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

36 68
ROPINIROLE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 65
GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
VERAPAMIL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

39 119
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 41 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

43 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 100
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
LABETALOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 211
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 23
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 67
RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
GEMFIBROZIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 106
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

51 64
TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 52 16
CARTIA XT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 53 167
SULINDAC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

54 227
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 55 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 56 45
TERAZOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 56 131
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 109
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 62 17
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 63 53
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 64 62
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 64 75
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 66
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 24
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A 70 117
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 71 47
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 June 17, 2008.
  • 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.