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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,346Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$335K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

57% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$374K

2014

$355K

2015

$335K

2016

Number of Claims

11,921

2014

11,817

2015

11,346

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 553

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

4 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

5 56
GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

96

patients, 25% of all patients

O 7 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
ALPRAZOLAM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

13 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

15 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

17 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 23
FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

19 6
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
LORAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

22 39
CLONIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

23 44
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 33
METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 9
KLOR-CON M20 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

29 102
GLIPIZIDE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

A 31 61
AMOXICILLIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

A 32 115
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
VERAPAMIL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 35 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

36 63
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

39 38
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

A 40 77
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 41 92
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

43 27
GLIPIZIDE XL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 150
NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

45 67
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

47 32
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 48 58
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 48 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 48 54
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

51 62
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 71
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 53 101
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

54 90
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 55 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 55 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 57 47
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.