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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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11,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 257 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$705K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 159 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

15% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 790 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$498K

2014

$602K

2015

$705K

2016

Number of Claims

9,390

2014

10,530

2015

11,568

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 695

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

217

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

5 10
ALPRAZOLAM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

6 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

8 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

9 3
LORAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

10 33
TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

12 23
DIAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

13 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

14 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

15 19
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

16 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

17 34
OXYCODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O 18 59
SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

19 7
VENTOLIN HFA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

20 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

20 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

23 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

25 38
FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 8
MELOXICAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

28 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

30 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 80
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 20
PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 51
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

36 32
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 17
ARIPIPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 164
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 92
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 35
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 29
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 3% of all patients

45 195
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

46 84
ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 28
CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 25
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 87
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 52 60
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 52 97
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 70
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 64
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 56 140
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 47
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 59 24
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 59 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 77
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

62 43
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 Sept. 9, 2008.
  • 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.