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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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20,962Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

66% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

78% of this provider’s 311 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

67 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

22,927

2014

22,524

2015

20,962

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 1,636

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

176

patients, 57% of all patients

O 1 5
ALPRAZOLAM 1,151

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

121

patients, 39% of all patients

2 18
LISINOPRIL 860

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

116

patients, 37% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

100

patients, 32% of all patients

4 3
GABAPENTIN 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

92

patients, 30% of all patients

5 10
FUROSEMIDE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

72

patients, 23% of all patients

6 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

O 7 53
METFORMIN HCL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

9 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

11 11
OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

12 4
TIZANIDINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

13 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

14 19
VENTOLIN HFA 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

15 41
NEXIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

16 60
DIAZEPAM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

17 55
MELOXICAM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

18 14
RANITIDINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

19 42
CLOPIDOGREL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

20 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

21 23
CLONAZEPAM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

22 31
SIMVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

23 7
PROAIR HFA 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

24 64
AZITHROMYCIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

113

patients, 36% of all patients

A 25 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

26 47
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

27 139
DULOXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

28 36
GLIPIZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

29 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

30 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

31 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

32 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

79

patients, 25% of all patients

A 33 71
FENOFIBRATE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

33 150
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

33 34
SYMBICORT 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

36 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

37 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

38 13
SUCRALFATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

39 78
ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

40 108
ESTRADIOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

41 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

42 52
LANTUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

42 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

44 44
LIDOCAINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

45 258
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% of all patients

46 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

46 65
TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

48 29
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

49 25
ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

50 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 8% of all patients

51 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

52 103
TOPIRAMATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

53 114
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

54 87
LYRICA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

55 58
OXYCODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 59
OXYCONTIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 204
AMOXICILLIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

A 58 101
CARISOPRODOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

59 135
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

60 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 61 22
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

61 43
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

63 50
TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O 63 16
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 63 182
SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

66 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

67 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

68 77
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

69 67
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

69 97
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 123
GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

72 98
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 72 32
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 74 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 75 100
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 76 160
FLOVENT HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 77 246
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

78 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 78 61
VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

78 189
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 81 17
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 82 90
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

82 105
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 82 33
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 85 149
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

A 86 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

A 87 73
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 87 242
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 89 88
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 89 137
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 Feb. 20, 2009.
  • 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.