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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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27,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

5% of this provider’s 588 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

37% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 740 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

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

29,393

2014

29,730

2015

27,897

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
LISINOPRIL 924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 920

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

154

patients, 21% of all patients

2 11
LOVASTATIN 808

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

3 54
GABAPENTIN 765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

4 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

5 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 644

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

8 3
FUROSEMIDE 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

9 8
TRAZODONE HCL 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

10 29
METFORMIN HCL 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

11 9
OMEPRAZOLE 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

12 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

14 12
SERTRALINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

15 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

17 37
ALPRAZOLAM 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

18 18
SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

19 7
TRAMADOL HCL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

O 20 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

21 28
MELOXICAM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

21 14
ALLOPURINOL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

23 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

24 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

25 23
CLOPIDOGREL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

26 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
SUCRALFATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

28 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

29 51
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 30 80
RANITIDINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

31 42
MIRTAZAPINE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 48
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

33 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

34 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 27
PAROXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 66
FAMOTIDINE* 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 63
IBUPROFEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

38 121
ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
CLONAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 31
BUMETANIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

41 151
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

42 30
NABUMETONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

43 171
LORAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

44 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

45 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

46 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 61
GEMFIBROZIL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 106
PREDNISONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

48 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 47
TEMAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 84
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

53 44
MEMANTINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

54 94
CRESTOR 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

56 52
CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 25
SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 62
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 138
HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 103
BUPROPION XL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 110
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 36
AMOXICILLIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

A 63 101
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 220
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 66 53
ESTRADIOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 72
METHOTREXATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 215
FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 97
VERAPAMIL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

70 119
PROPRANOLOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

72 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 81
DIGOXIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 109
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 242
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 76 56
LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 58
SULINDAC 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 227
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 120
OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 81 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 88
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

83 251
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 91
XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 85 111
AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

86 136
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A 86 83
FLUCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

88 133
CALCITONIN-SALMON 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 277
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 90 40
DICYCLOMINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

91 170
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 124
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

93 69
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

93 90
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 116
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 35
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 74
TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 98 175
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 98 172
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 100 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

101 92
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

101 64
BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 103 153
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 103 49
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

103 41
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

103 50
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 107 122
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 108 108
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 Aug. 12, 2015.
  • 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.