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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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19,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 156 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

1,006 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

21% of this provider’s 1,006 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 1,006 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$771K

2014

$769K

2015

$709K

2016

Number of Claims

20,434

2014

20,128

2015

19,950

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 1,789

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

367

patients, 36% of all patients

O 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,397

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

275

patients, 27% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 962

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

218

patients, 22% of all patients

3 7
LISINOPRIL 907

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

194

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

5 15
METFORMIN HCL 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
DIAZEPAM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

9 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6
FUROSEMIDE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
CLONIDINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

14 50
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O 10 15 230
MELOXICAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

16 14
ALLOPURINOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

17 32
ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

19 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

20 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

21 1
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

O 22 80
GLIPIZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

23 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

24 23
NAPROXEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

25 74
CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

25 31
IBUPROFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

27 121
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

28 11
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
VENTOLIN HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

30 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

31 13
CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

32 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

33 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

34 22
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

35 42
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 19
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 4% of all patients

39 77
ONDANSETRON HCL* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 158
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 42

patients, 4% of all patients

41 92
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 45

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

45 96
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

46 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

47 17
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

48 43
LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 58
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 59
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

51 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

51 103
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 16
ESTRADIOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 72
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 28
RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 130
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 182
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

59 47
METRONIDAZOLE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 60 289
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 104
LEVETIRACETAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

62 126
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

62 33
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

65 52
VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 65 119
FLUCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 3% of all patients

67 133
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 67 93
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 69 138
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 71 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 53
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

74 46
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

75 78
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. 2, 2010.
  • 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.