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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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22,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 165 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

1,068 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

2% of this provider’s 865 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

45% of this provider’s 1,068 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 1,068 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$763K

2014

$736K

2015

$695K

2016

Number of Claims

20,619

2014

21,957

2015

22,756

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,052

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

185

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,014

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

174

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 940

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
METFORMIN HCL 866

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

4 9
ALLOPURINOL 729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

5 32
LISINOPRIL 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
SIMVASTATIN 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 16
GABAPENTIN 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

12 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

13 17
ALPRAZOLAM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

15 13
ATENOLOL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
GLIPIZIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

17 40
CARVEDILOL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

18 25
MELOXICAM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

19 14
LORAZEPAM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

20 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

21 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

23 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

A 24 71
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

27 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

28 12
TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
SUCRALFATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

30 78
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

31 47
CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

A 33 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

35 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 45
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 42
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

40 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 140
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 42 56
VENTOLIN HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

42 41
CEFDINIR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

A 45 125
FLUCONAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

45 133
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

A 47 81
TEMAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

48 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 35
DIAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

51 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 61
DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

54 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 62
PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

56 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

57 44
NAPROXEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

58 74
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 76
PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

60 66
NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

61 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

62 30
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A 63 209
CHLORTHALIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 163
SYNTHROID 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

64 79
GLIPIZIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 66 98
CAPTOPRIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 67 296
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 50
CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 67
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

70 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 52
AMIODARONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 136
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 65
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 74 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 88
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

76 91
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O 77 5
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 78 58
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 54
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 104
TORSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 175
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 107
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 83 97
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

A 84 117
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 85 134
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 85 111
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

87 103
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 88 85
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 87
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

90 251
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 20, 2008.
  • 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.