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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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8,521Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 393 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$390K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 406 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

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

15% 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

48% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

19 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

$451K

2014

$381K

2015

$390K

2016

Number of Claims

9,519

2014

8,146

2015

8,521

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 426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

8 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

9 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

10 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

11 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

12 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

13 15
MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

14 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

15 37
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 27
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

18 26
FUROSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

19 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

A 23 118
CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

25 68
GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

27 10
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 35
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 31 108
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 67
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 33 42
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 34 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

35 12
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 35 38
CEFDINIR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 125
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 38 5
RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 40 154
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 49
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

42 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 43 157
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 44 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 87
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 46 75
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 Jan. 31, 2013.
  • 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.