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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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5,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 542 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$2.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% 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

42% of this provider’s 297 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 297 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$439 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.87M

2014

$2.21M

2015

$2.51M

2016

Number of Claims

6,815

2014

6,908

2015

5,717

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
NORVIR 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

1 268
ATRIPLA 203

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

2 271
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

3 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

4 13
TRUVADA 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

5 265
LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

6 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

O 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

8 3
REYATAZ 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

9 308
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

10 19
FUROSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

10 8
OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

12 4
MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

13 14
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

13 31
METFORMIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

15 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

15 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 17 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
STRIBILD 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 17 379
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 20 6
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

20 29
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 22 310
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

A 22 81
KALETRA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 24 346
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 25 66
ISENTRESS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 338
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 27 20
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 28 22
PREZISTA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 30 413
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P 31 56
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 32 18
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 Feb. 20, 2015.
  • 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.