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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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25,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

855 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

3% of this provider’s 636 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

32% of this provider’s 855 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 855 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$662K

2014

$718K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

15,027

2014

16,909

2015

25,182

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 1,080

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

192

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,002

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 886

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

174

patients, 20% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

160

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

5 11
GABAPENTIN 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

8 19
METFORMIN HCL 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

11 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

12 12
GLIPIZIDE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

13 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
SIMVASTATIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

15 7
TRAZODONE HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

16 29
ALPRAZOLAM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

17 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 28
MELOXICAM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

20 14
TRAMADOL HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 16
RANITIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

22 42
ALLOPURINOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
CLOPIDOGREL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

24 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

25 39
CARVEDILOL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

30 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

31 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 65
LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

33 33
ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
VENTOLIN HFA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

35 41
SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
NEXIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

37 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 21
FINASTERIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 89
TIZANIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

40 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

42 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 69
PROAIR HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

44 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 44
CLONAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
MIRTAZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

47 48
DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

48 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
SYMBICORT 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

50 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 52
LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 58
TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 84
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 66
ESTRADIOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 72
NYSTATIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

58 147
AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 49
MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 91
NAMENDA XR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 62 102
SUCRALFATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 100
FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 53
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 82
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 193
OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 47
CARTIA XT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 167
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 149
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 75 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 73
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 138
MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 137
METHOTREXATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 78 215
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 37
RANEXA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 81 184
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 90
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 126
MUPIROCIN* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

85 162
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 70
VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 87 152
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 88 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 87
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 45
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 92 121
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 92 93
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 92 115
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 136
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

95 127
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 97 97
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 98 55
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 109
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 74
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 50
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 270
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 76
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 104 131
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 104 79
BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

107 153
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 160
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

108 122
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 114
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. 11, 2012.
  • 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.