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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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15,127Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 151 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

25% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

74% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$507K

2014

$576K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

11,537

2014

12,748

2015

15,127

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 1,661

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

266

patients, 56% of all patients

O 1 5
LISINOPRIL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
GABAPENTIN 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

4 10
ALPRAZOLAM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

5 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O 6 53
TRAMADOL HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 16
METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
CLONAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

9 31
SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 7
DIAZEPAM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

11 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

12 27
OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

13 4
MELOXICAM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

14 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

14 1
FUROSEMIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

16 8
ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

17 24
CLONIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

18 50
SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

20 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

21 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 39

patients, 8% of all patients

24 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 12
BACLOFEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

26 90
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

28 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

29 15
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

30 17
GLIPIZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 6% of all patients

34 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 23
VENTOLIN HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

36 41
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 65
NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 60
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 40 123
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 6% of all patients

41 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

43 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 47
ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 22
ESTRADIOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 72
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 33
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

49 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

50 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 50 56
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 110
OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 61
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A 55 49
TOPIRAMATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 114
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 44
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 58 230
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

60 36
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

61 139
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 134
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 63 164
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 25
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 66 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

67 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 67 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

67 88
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 70 86
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 71 54
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 Nov. 14, 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.