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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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9,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 360 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$422K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 377 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

2% of this provider’s 657 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

25% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

12 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

$485K

2014

$504K

2015

$422K

2016

Number of Claims

9,961

2014

9,742

2015

9,105

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 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

O 3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

10 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

11 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

11 28
FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

13 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

14 17
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 12
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

18 32
TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

22 22
LOVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 16
GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

28 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 56
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

31 14
DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

32 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 46
CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 51
AMOXICILLIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 36 101
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 37 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 23
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 41
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

40 87
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

42 45
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 89
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

46 105
CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

48 20
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.