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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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17,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$659K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

3% of this provider’s 577 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

37% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 649 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$675K

2014

$654K

2015

$659K

2016

Number of Claims

16,361

2014

16,767

2015

17,177

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 773

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

2 11
SIMVASTATIN 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

3 7
FUROSEMIDE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

4 8
LISINOPRIL 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

7 3
GABAPENTIN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 5
SERTRALINE HCL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

10 26
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

14 22
MELOXICAM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

15 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 39
RANITIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

17 42
LORAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

18 33
TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 28
ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 21
SYNTHROID 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 79
ALPRAZOLAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 76
CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 35
NAPROXEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 47
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 168
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

41 69
VESICARE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 42 152
MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 94
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 48
FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

45 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A 46 71
VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 56
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 50
NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 38
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

53 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 54 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 44
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 56 82
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 57 119
ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 72
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 59 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 59 61
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 61 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 62 85
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 55
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 36
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 117
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 66 126
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 67 57
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 69 206
AGGRENOX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 69 250
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 69 128
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 72 138
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 73 58
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 74 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 74 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 30
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 76 67
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 137
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 79 214
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 79 52
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. 10, 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.