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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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9,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 326 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

4% of this provider’s 336 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

22% of this provider’s 484 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 484 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

$158 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

$613K

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

1,359

2014

6,091

2015

9,958

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 597

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

123

patients, 25% of all patients

O 1 5
ALPRAZOLAM 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

2 18
TRAMADOL HCL 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

6 2
MELOXICAM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

7 14
GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

8 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

9 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

10 11
METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

11 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
OXYCODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 13 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

14 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

15 46
FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

16 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

16 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

18 6
FENTANYL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O 19 113
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 12
LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 58
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 24 123
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 25 53
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
DIAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

27 55
MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

29 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

31 27
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 26
CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

36 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
ANASTROZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 321
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 65
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

39 33
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 41 90
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 121
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

43 43
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 160
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 92
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 67
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 44
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 49
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 229
MORPHINE SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 51 274
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 April 5, 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.