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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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23,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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 535 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

38% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 689 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$38 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

$780K

2014

$823K

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

19,710

2014

21,320

2015

23,686

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 1,111

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

159

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 997

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 969

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
FUROSEMIDE 837

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 779

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 769

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

6 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 735

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

O 7 5
GABAPENTIN 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

9 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

10 11
TRAMADOL HCL 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

O 11 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

12 28
SERTRALINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

13 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
MELOXICAM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
METFORMIN HCL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

20 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 98
ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

22 18
CARVEDILOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

23 25
MIRTAZAPINE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

24 48
ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
TRAZODONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
CLONAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 39
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
LYRICA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 58
VENTOLIN HFA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

34 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
ZETIA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 108
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

38 13
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

41 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 52
RISPERIDONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 115
NAMENDA XR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 44 102
JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 75
GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 48 56
BUSPIRONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 95
PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

50 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 47
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 50
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

A 54 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 91
LEVETIRACETAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 57 126
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 58 198
ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 58 128
AMOXICILLIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 101
LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 71
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 70
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 67 45
AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 136
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 70 138
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 27
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 60
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 134
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 53
FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 O 75 113
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

76 63
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 78 112
NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 78 143
LEVEMIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 80 145
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

81 64
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 81 269
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 83 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 83 37
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 74
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 86 78
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 87 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 88 100
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 88 160
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 88 188
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 91 62
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 92 111
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

A 93 117
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 94 144
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 95 140
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 Sept. 1, 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.