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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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6,118Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 525 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$353K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 448 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

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

50% 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

52% of this provider’s 207 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 207 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$310K

2014

$326K

2015

$353K

2016

Number of Claims

6,497

2014

6,648

2015

6,118

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 22% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

O 4 5
GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

5 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

6 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

7 1
ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

8 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

9 6
OXYCODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

O 10 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

57

patients, 28% of all patients

11 30
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

12 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

13 23
FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

14 8
SIMVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

15 7
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

16 25
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

17 36
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

18 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

19 112
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

52

patients, 25% of all patients

A 20 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

22 47
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

23 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 56
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 25 38
CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

25 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

25 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

28 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

29 105
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

30 12
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

31 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 44
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 33 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

34 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 53
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 36 110
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 May 18, 2016.
  • 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.