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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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13,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 195 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$466K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 323 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

2% of this provider’s 631 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

36% of this provider’s 751 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 751 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

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$690K

2014

$668K

2015

$466K

2016

Number of Claims

17,899

2014

19,044

2015

13,433

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
OMEPRAZOLE 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

2 7
METFORMIN HCL 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
FUROSEMIDE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
GABAPENTIN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

11 17
CARVEDILOL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

14 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

15 37
DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
ALLOPURINOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

21 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

22 22
MELOXICAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

23 14
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 45
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

33 30
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A 34 118
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

36 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 36 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 61
CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 20
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

42 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 95
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 35
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 40
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

50 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 100
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 54 65
SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

55 78
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 136
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 27
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 88
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 61 5
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 June 8, 2017.
  • 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.