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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

726 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

11% of this provider’s 511 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

61% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 726 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$1.77M

2014

$1.95M

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

36,400

2014

37,729

2015

37,291

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 1,699

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

247

patients, 34% of all patients

O 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

970

prescriptions.

175

patients, 24% of all patients

2 8
ALPRAZOLAM 1,129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

157

patients, 22% of all patients

3 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,079

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 1,050

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

170

patients, 23% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 966

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 851

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

8 4
GABAPENTIN 741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

9 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

10 13
SIMVASTATIN 696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

11 7
MELOXICAM 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

12 14
CARVEDILOL 600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

13 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
TRAMADOL HCL 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

O 15 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

O 16 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

17 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

18 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

19 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

20 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

21 12
CLONAZEPAM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

22 31
METFORMIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

23 9
SERTRALINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

23 26
CLOPIDOGREL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

25 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

26 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

27 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

P 28 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

29 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

30 46
LORAZEPAM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

31 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
TRAZODONE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

33 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

34 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

36 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

37 57
BUPROPION XL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

38 110
AMOXICILLIN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

157

patients, 22% of all patients

A 39 101
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
LYRICA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 58
MIRTAZAPINE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

42 48
VENTOLIN HFA 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

43 41
DULOXETINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

44 36
PROAIR HFA 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

45 64
NEXIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

46 60
FAMOTIDINE* 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

47 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 44
DIAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

50 15
ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

51 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

52 34
PREDNISONE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

52 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

54 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 38
JANUVIA 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

56 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

57 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

A 58 71
CEPHALEXIN 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

A 59 83
AZITHROMYCIN 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

A 60 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 47
BACLOFEN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

62 90
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

63 76
ZETIA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 108
NYSTATIN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

65 147
PRIMIDONE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

66 181
AMIODARONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 136
ARIPIPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 68 164
NAMENDA XR 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

70 127
ROPINIROLE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 65
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 99
ESTRADIOL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 72
OXYCODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 73 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

75 77
RISPERIDONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 76 115
CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

77 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

78 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

78 45
ONDANSETRON HCL* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

78 158
MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

81 137
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 177
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 83 123
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

84 69
SPIRIVA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

85 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 95
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 67
XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 88 111
NAPROXEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

89 74
FENTANYL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 90 113
CELECOXIB 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

90 107
RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

92 42
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

92 139
SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

94 104
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 32
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 66
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 40
FLUCONAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

98 133
METHADONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 99 146
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A 99 118
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

101 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 102 73
ELIQUIS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 103 128
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 206
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

105 52
KLOR-CON M20 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

105 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 107 81
JANUMET 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 107 213
DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 109 109
LAMOTRIGINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 144
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 111 68
TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

111 114
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

113 97
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 113 86
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 115 148
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

115 82
DEXILANT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

117 156
NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

118 143
CARISOPRODOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

119 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

120 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 121 120
RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 121 130
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 123 141
RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 124 154
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 124 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

126 142
VESICARE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

127 152
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 127 209
NAMZARIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 127 234
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 130 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

131 134
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 131 119
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

131 252
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 134 96
MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 134 205
SOTALOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 134 196
CARBAMAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 137 202
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. 29, 2014.
  • 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.