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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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8,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 372 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$346K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 459 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

51% of this provider’s 419 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 419 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

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$314K

2014

$339K

2015

$346K

2016

Number of Claims

8,072

2014

9,152

2015

8,935

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 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

6 9
FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

7 8
GLIPIZIDE ER 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

7 98
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

10 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

11 6
GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

12 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

14 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

16 15
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

17 105
WARFARIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

18 28
CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

19 50
TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

O 20 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

21 17
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

23 29
KLOR-CON M20 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 122
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 118
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

27 22
LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

29 54
VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 41
NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

31 74
SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 32 124
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 69
AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 49
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

33 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 36 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 39 39
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 39 139
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 39 80
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 42 32
AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A 43 101
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

44 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 45 88
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

46 35
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 47 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 71
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 48 60
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.