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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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7,004Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 481 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$302K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 515 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

273 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

0% of this provider’s 224 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

33% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 273 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

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

$277K

2014

$253K

2015

$302K

2016

Number of Claims

6,386

2014

6,497

2015

7,004

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 367

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

58

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

58

patients, 21% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

6 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

7 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

10 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

13 68
CLONAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

13 31
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

O 15 16
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
METFORMIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

19 36
FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

21 13
GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

24 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

27 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 28 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 30 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 53
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 33 57
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 35 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

35 34
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 80
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 18, 2018.
  • 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.