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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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9,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 338 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$470K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 320 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

31% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 478 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$473K

2014

$481K

2015

$470K

2016

Number of Claims

9,909

2014

9,895

2015

9,603

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

129

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
LISINOPRIL 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

4 1
METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

9 10
ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

10 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

12 29
TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 16
CLONAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

14 31
FUROSEMIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

15 8
GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

22 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 17
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

27 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

30 43
CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

31 35
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 116
OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 33 59
PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

33 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
METHADONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 37 146
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 32
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 41 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 56
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 43 195
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 52
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 14
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 47 132
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

47 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 49 70
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 63
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 Oct. 25, 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.