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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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15,793Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 137 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

59% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$579K

2014

$716K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

13,752

2014

15,049

2015

15,793

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 1,401

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

169

patients, 37% of all patients

O 1 5
OXYCODONE HCL 665

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 59
LISINOPRIL 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

4 18
CLONAZEPAM 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

5 31
OMEPRAZOLE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

8 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
GABAPENTIN 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

O 12 16
FUROSEMIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

14 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

17 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

18 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

19 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

20 35
LYRICA 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 58
TEMAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

22 84
DIAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 55
LORAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 33
CARISOPRODOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 135
PROMETHAZINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 6% of all patients

26 92
NAPROXEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

27 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 27
ESTRADIOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

29 72
PROAIR HFA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

30 64
MELOXICAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

31 14
VENTOLIN HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

32 41
GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
AZITHROMYCIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

A 33 49
ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

35 24
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 44
CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 77
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

42 139
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

45 13
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 29
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

48 60
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 50 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 51 28
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 36
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 53 230
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 81
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 54 114
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 56 121
CHLORTHALIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 163
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 58 19
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 58 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 60 56
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. 22, 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.