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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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20,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

4% of this provider’s 440 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 711 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 711 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

$52 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

25,080

2014

23,946

2015

20,341

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 840

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

3 8
SIMVASTATIN 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

O 6 5
METFORMIN HCL 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

8 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

9 12
GABAPENTIN 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

11 6
ALPRAZOLAM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

12 18
CLOPIDOGREL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

13 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

14 23
CLONIDINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

O 18 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

19 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

20 22
MELOXICAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

21 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
ALLOPURINOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

24 38
GLIPIZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

25 40
TRAZODONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
PROAIR HFA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

27 64
CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
IBUPROFEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

29 121
ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 103
WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 28
RANITIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

33 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 34
ZETIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

36 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
VENTOLIN HFA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

38 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

39 27
LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

41 46
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 87
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

42 69
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 44 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 51
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

46 66
NAPROXEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

46 74
LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 58
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
GEMFIBROZIL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

50 30
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 86
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 31
NEXIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 47
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 61
NIFEDIPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 112
DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 55
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 75
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

62 77
AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 101
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 52
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 124
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 139
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 37
ULORIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 276
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 149
FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 89
DEXILANT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 71 156
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 45
AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 194
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 73
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 176
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 76 56
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 92
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 417
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 417
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 82 65
NIACIN ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 82 297
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 84 70
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 Feb. 22, 2011.
  • 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.