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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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5,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 544 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 214 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

339 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
18% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

47 of this provider’s 62 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

0% of this provider’s 339 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$110 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.14M

2014

$934K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

7,829

2014

6,645

2015

5,641

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 550

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

87

patients, 26% of all patients

1 179
TRAZODONE HCL 475

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

90

patients, 27% of all patients

2 29
RISPERIDONE 339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

P 3 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

P 4 56
ARIPIPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

P 5 164
HALOPERIDOL 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

P 6 218
BUSPIRONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

7 95
OLANZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

P 8 141
SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

9 26
SEROQUEL XR 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 10 314
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

11 166
MIRTAZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

12 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

13 157
CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

14 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

15 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 8% of all patients

16 44
PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 5% of all patients

17 66
LOXAPINE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P 18 349
BUPROPION XL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 110
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 7% of all patients

P 20 294
BUPROPION HCL SR 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 153
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

P 22 360
LAMOTRIGINE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

23 144
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P 24 325
DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

24 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 99
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 27 373
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 52
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 376
LITHIUM CARBONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 260
DOXEPIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

31 200
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 32 391
RISPERDAL CONSTA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 304
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 Dec. 6, 2012.
  • 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.