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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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16,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 132 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

30% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

83% of this provider’s 472 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$784K

2016

Number of Claims

17,634

2014

20,831

2015

16,166

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 1,453

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

240

patients, 51% of all patients

O 1 5
OXYCODONE HCL 976

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

155

patients, 33% of all patients

O 2 59
LISINOPRIL 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
TIZANIDINE HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

8 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

12 34
TRAMADOL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O 13 16
OMEPRAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

14 4
CLONAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 31
DIAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

16 55
CARISOPRODOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

17 135
FUROSEMIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

18 8
DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

19 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O 20 123
TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

21 29
SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 6
FAMOTIDINE* 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

24 63
CLONIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

25 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

26 65
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

27 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 12
SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

32 24
IMIPRAMINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 6% of all patients

33 344
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 6% of all patients

35 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

37 15
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

39 11
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 42
VENTOLIN HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

41 41
DILTIAZEM HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

41 200
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

43 92
MORPHINE SULFATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 274
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

46 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 52
METHADONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 146
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 49 80
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

50 58
AMITIZA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

51 194
DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 39
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 53 263
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 64
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 90
FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 113
NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

57 74
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 20
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 88
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 59 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A 61 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

61 30
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 63 25
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 64 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 44
TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 84
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 66 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 47
OXYCONTIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 204
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 69 91
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 157
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 71 66
CHLORZOXAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 417
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 24, 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.