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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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9,544Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 343 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$361K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 438 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
30% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

30% of this provider’s 441 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

53% of this provider’s 441 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

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$276K

2014

$338K

2015

$361K

2016

Number of Claims

6,085

2014

7,920

2015

9,544

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 968

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

167

patients, 38% of all patients

O 1 5
LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
ALPRAZOLAM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

3 18
GABAPENTIN 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
METFORMIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
CLONAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

6 31
OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

9 1
FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

O 11 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

12 27
TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

14 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

15 6
DIAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 55
SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 13
SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

21 7
VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

23 92
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 58
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

27 11
CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 24
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

30 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

31 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 8% of all patients

31 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O 33 53
TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 46
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

35 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 35 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 12
CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 20
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

39 64
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 41 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

42 34
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 101
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 49
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 60
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 83
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. 13, 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.