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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,244Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

6% of this provider’s 561 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

20,788

2014

21,366

2015

22,244

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
SIMVASTATIN 814

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

144

patients, 23% of all patients

1 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

2 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
FUROSEMIDE 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

7 13
TRAMADOL HCL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

O 8 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

9 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

11 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

12 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

13 23
CLOPIDOGREL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

14 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

15 12
OMEPRAZOLE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

16 5
METFORMIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

18 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

19 28
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

O 20 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 47
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

22 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 113
MELOXICAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

24 17
TRAZODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

25 32
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 54
ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O 29 4
FINASTERIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 92
VALSARTAN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 48
ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

35 65
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 76
PAROXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 70
TORSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

39 143
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 39 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
NAMENDA XR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

42 110
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 125
JANUVIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 73
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

A 43 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 31
XARELTO 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 97
BUSPIRONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 94
RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 36
ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 122
TIZANIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

49 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 20
LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 62
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 60
NEXIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

56 50
PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

58 38
MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

58 87
INVOKANA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 127
MEMANTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 104
SYNTHROID 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 118
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

63 117
PROPRANOLOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 120
METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 56
METHOTREXATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 137
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 75
SOTALOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 142
DILT-XR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 163
ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 72
SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 35
SUCRALFATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

72 91
LEVEMIR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 73 139
MYRBETRIQ 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 167
BYSTOLIC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 135
CEFUROXIME 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 76 141
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 100
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 77 61
TRADJENTA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 79 148
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 81 107
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 145
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 84 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 84 68
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

86 34
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 44
TERAZOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 183
EXELON 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 89 184
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 90 189
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 124
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

92 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 93 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 93 155
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 193
BUTRANS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 96 194
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

97 126
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 98 74
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 98 146
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 98 199
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 98 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 102 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

103 133
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 104 89
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 Jan. 16, 2015.
  • 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.