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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

10% 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

31% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

21,429

2014

22,325

2015

22,405

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 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

171

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

4 6
GABAPENTIN 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
FUROSEMIDE 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

10 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

11 23
OMEPRAZOLE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

12 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

13 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

14 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

15 70
CARVEDILOL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

16 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

17 13
NAMENDA XR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

18 102
MIRTAZAPINE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

19 48
TRAZODONE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

20 29
CLONAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

21 31
MEMANTINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

22 94
LEVETIRACETAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

23 126
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 56
SERTRALINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
CLOPIDOGREL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

28 7
ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
SUCRALFATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

30 78
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
CLONIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

32 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

33 19
OLANZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 34 141
MELOXICAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 14
LEVEMIR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 145
TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 17
DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

41 32
LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

42 33
NEXIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

44 30
FINASTERIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 89
SYMBICORT 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

46 104
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 166
ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

50 69
TEMAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

51 84
RISPERIDONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 115
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

55 34
GLIPIZIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

57 98
PROMETHAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

58 92
ESTRADIOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 72
NOVOLIN R 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 202
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 24
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 138
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 75
LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 71
METHADONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 146
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 103
FENTANYL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 68 113
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

69 43
BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 90
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 67
VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

72 189
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 142
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

74 127
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 27
DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 55
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 77
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 82
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

78 63
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 193
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 45
NAMZARIC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 81 234
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 83 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 95
VESICARE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 85 152
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

85 149
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

85 58
NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

88 147
AGGRENOX 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 88 250
PRIMIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 181
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

90 136
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 111
DEXILANT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 93 156
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

93 15
NOVOLIN 70-30 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 95 243
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 96 150
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

96 158
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

98 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 98 116
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

98 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

102 134
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 102 164
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 102 44
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 105 174
LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

105 221
RENVELA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 107 282
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 107 153
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 109 73
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 110 114
OXCARBAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 110 301
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

110 198
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 110 40
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 110 212
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 88
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

116 169
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

116 352
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 Jan. 11, 2016.
  • 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.