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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,318Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 604 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 724 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 724 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

21,860

2014

24,159

2015

24,318

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,082

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

990

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 873

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

2 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 754

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 697

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
LISINOPRIL 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

11 19
MELOXICAM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

13 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

15 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 57
TRAZODONE HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

17 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

18 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

20 28
CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

21 25
CLOPIDOGREL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 20
METFORMIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 9
MIRTAZAPINE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 48
DULOXETINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 36
TRAMADOL HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 16
ALPRAZOLAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

29 15
CRESTOR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

31 67
ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
TIZANIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

34 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

35 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 38
PREDNISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

37 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

38 21
ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 47
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 41 56
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 96
MEMANTINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 94
CEFDINIR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

A 44 125
BUPROPION XL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 110
JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 44
CEPHALEXIN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 83
LAMOTRIGINE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 144
CLONIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 50
VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 51
TOPIRAMATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 114
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

57 87
NOVOLOG 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 143
LYRICA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 59 58
NEXIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 45
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 34
NYSTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

63 147
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 73
LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 67 126
XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 68 111
CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 107
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

70 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 132
TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 84
ESTRADIOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 72
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

74 33
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 66
FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 99
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 82
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

77 193
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 80 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 81 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 52
GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 83 40
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 84 182
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 85 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 86 88
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

87 235
SUCRALFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 78
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 88 248
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 176
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 92 134
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 93 129
PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 93 207
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

95 239
DALIRESP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 95 255
INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 95 159
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 98 65
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 98 49
KLOR-CON M10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 98 244
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 98 63
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 102 118
PRISTIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 102 410
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 102 95
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 173
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 106 145
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 107 79
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 107 102
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 July 14, 2010.
  • 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.