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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$889K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

15% of this provider’s 410 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

35% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 517 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$657K

2014

$730K

2015

$889K

2016

Number of Claims

16,363

2014

18,259

2015

19,668

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
FUROSEMIDE 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

1 8
LISINOPRIL 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

3 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

O 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

7 3
GABAPENTIN 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

14 39
NAMENDA XR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

15 102
CLOPIDOGREL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

17 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

P 18 56
ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
RANITIDINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 42
CARVEDILOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

21 25
MELOXICAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

22 14
NAMZARIC 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 234
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

24 17
MIRTAZAPINE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

25 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 28
LORAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

27 33
GLIPIZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

28 40
TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

31 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 22
ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

33 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

35 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 13
LOVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 52
BACLOFEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 90
TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 29
CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

41 31
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 26
PRADAXA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11 43 207
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 44
XARELTO 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 111
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 32
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 48 161
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 46
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

53 109
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 54 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 142
DIAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A 57 71
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

58 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 81
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

61 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 62 65
BUMETANIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 151
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 60
RISPERIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P 65 115
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

65 41
IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 121
OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 67 59
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 69 66
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

70 82
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

71 251
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 120
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 116
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 50
PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

75 43
LAMOTRIGINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 76 144
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 77 53
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 79 99
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 79 126
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 81 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

81 177
FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 51
LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

85 221
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

86 106
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

87 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 87
FLOVENT HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 246
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

89 78
HUMULIN R 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 92 277
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 92 157
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 94 141
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 Dec. 9, 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.