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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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14,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$796K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 117 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

596 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

5% of this provider’s 449 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

26% of this provider’s 596 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 596 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$2.16M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$796K

2016

Number of Claims

36,927

2014

25,717

2015

14,921

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
OXYCODONE HCL 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

O 5 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
CARVEDILOL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

13 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

14 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

17 20
ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 17
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

21 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

22 61
DULOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

23 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

25 15
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 27 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 123
ALPRAZOLAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 99
MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

34 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 62
FENTANYL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O 36 113
GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 40
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

38 26
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 60
SUCRALFATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 78
FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 97
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 43 172
AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 136
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 46
ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 48 32
NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 44
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 52 85
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 52 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 54 116
OXYCONTIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 204
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

56 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

56 30
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 58 129
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 14
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 63
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 75
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 62 50
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 104
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 121
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 27
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 66 86
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 47
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 94
NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 69 102
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 69 164
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 69 66
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 84
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 72 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 72 51
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 58
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 Dec. 19, 2008.
  • 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.