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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,005Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% 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

4% of this provider’s 337 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

44% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

57% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$38 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

$1.05M

2014

$972K

2015

$880K

2016

Number of Claims

26,144

2014

24,016

2015

23,005

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 1,849

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

245

patients, 41% of all patients

O 1 5
ALPRAZOLAM 1,200

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

153

patients, 26% of all patients

2 18
OMEPRAZOLE 716

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
GABAPENTIN 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

6 10
MELOXICAM 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

6 14
LISINOPRIL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

9 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

10 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
TRAMADOL HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

14 11
AZITHROMYCIN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

156

patients, 26% of all patients

A 15 49
PREDNISONE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

16 43
VENTOLIN HFA 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

17 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

18 34
SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 7
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

20 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

22 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 22
DIAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

24 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 57
NEXIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

27 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 96
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

30 33
LEVEMIR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

31 145
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 53
LYRICA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

34 23
CLONAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 17
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

37 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 44
ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
DULOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

42 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 21
TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

46 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 39
PROAIR HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

48 64
SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 27
PROMETHAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

51 92
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 35
NAPROXEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 74
SPIRONOLACTONE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 62
OXYCODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 46
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O 58 80
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 32
ESTRADIOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

60 72
BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 90
TOPIRAMATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 114
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 99
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 64 123
ONDANSETRON HCL* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

65 158
CEPHALEXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 83
AMOXICILLIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 101
XARELTO 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 68 111
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

69 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 70 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 71 142
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 71 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

74 30
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 75 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 76 38
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 77 160
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 139
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 79 94
LAMOTRIGINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 80 144
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 80 134
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 107
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 83 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 87
CARISOPRODOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 135
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 87 45
DOXEPIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 87 200
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 87 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A 90 73
LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 91 174
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 92 48
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 92 182
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O 94 113
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 94 319
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 94 68
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 Aug. 3, 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.