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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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21,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

914 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

3% of this provider’s 615 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

36% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$588K

2014

$549K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

17,360

2014

16,098

2015

21,385

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,367

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,041

prescriptions.

240

patients, 26% of all patients

1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,039

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

181

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 731

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
LISINOPRIL 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
FUROSEMIDE 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
METFORMIN HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

10 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

11 27
MELOXICAM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

12 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

13 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

14 21
CLOPIDOGREL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

15 20
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

16 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
CLONIDINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

18 50
GABAPENTIN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

19 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

20 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 37
CARVEDILOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
ALLOPURINOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

24 45
RANITIDINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

25 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 68
ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

28 18
RAMIPRIL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

29 130
GLIPIZIDE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

30 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

31 39
VENTOLIN HFA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

32 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

33 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 24
FAMOTIDINE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 63
NAPROXEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

37 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 46
VALSARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

39 86
JANUVIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

40 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

40 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
AMOXICILLIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A 43 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 13
PROMETHAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

45 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 103
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 51
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

48 168
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

A 50 118
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 34
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

53 121
RISPERIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 115
CILOSTAZOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 228
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 29
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 33
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 35
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 60
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

61 119
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

63 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

65 30
INDAPAMIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 185
NABUMETONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 171
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 81
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 214
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 47
KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 122
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

73 137
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

75 127
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 67
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 77 138
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 149
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 3% of all patients

79 77
PENTOXIFYLLINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 245
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 81 19
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 82 275
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

83 219
CLARITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 352
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.