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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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19,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$904K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

49% of this provider’s 543 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

66% of this provider’s 543 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

36 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

$816K

2014

$825K

2015

$904K

2016

Number of Claims

17,700

2014

18,572

2015

19,728

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 1,163

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

177

patients, 33% of all patients

O 1 5
ALPRAZOLAM 991

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

2 18
OXYCODONE HCL 750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 53
OMEPRAZOLE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
GABAPENTIN 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

9 3
TRAMADOL HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

11 34
ATENOLOL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 24
CLONAZEPAM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 31
SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
VENTOLIN HFA 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

15 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

16 11
FUROSEMIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

17 8
METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

18 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 44
ESTRADIOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 72
DIAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

21 55
RANITIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 19
FENTANYL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O 24 113
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 6
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

28 92
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

28 127
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 77
METHADONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 146
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 123
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 140
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

36 12
AMOXICILLIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 101
LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 58
AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

A 38 49
CARISOPRODOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 135
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 52
LORAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 33
MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

43 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 13
CLOPIDOGREL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 20
TEMAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

46 84
GLIPIZIDE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

46 98
ROPINIROLE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 65
TIZANIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

50 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A 52 81
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 36
PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

54 64
CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 47
SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 26
IBUPROFEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 121
BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 70
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

61 76
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 61 115
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 118
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 64 56
PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 88
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 22
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

68 252
CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 70 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 73
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 38
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 54
TOPIRAMATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 75 114
ONDANSETRON ODT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 76 225
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 21
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

78 147
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 124
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 81 39
METHOTREXATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 82 215
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 27
OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 84 204
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 84 110
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 69
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 June 9, 2008.
  • 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.