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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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10,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 308 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$504K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 300 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

49% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

49% of this provider’s 397 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% 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

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

$286K

2014

$402K

2015

$504K

2016

Number of Claims

6,264

2014

8,141

2015

10,392

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 692

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

126

patients, 32% of all patients

O 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
LISINOPRIL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
GABAPENTIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

9 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

11 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

12 1
CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

13 20
SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

14 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

16 30
MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

16 14
RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

18 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 62
FENOFIBRATE* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

19 97
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

24 27
CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

27 105
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

28 58
DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

29 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

29 39
GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 40
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

33 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

O 35 80
TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O 36 16
VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

37 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

38 28
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

A 40 83
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

41 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 17
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 46
BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 45 100
KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 46 122
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

47 137
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

48 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 50 61
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 51 86
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 April 17, 2013.
  • 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.