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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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11,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 281 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 311 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

38% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 390 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$489K

2014

$507K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

11,124

2014

11,321

2015

11,020

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 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

93

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

84

patients, 22% of all patients

4 13
LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
GABAPENTIN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

6 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

7 12
OMEPRAZOLE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

9 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

10 37
FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

11 8
CARVEDILOL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

12 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

13 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

14 17
SERTRALINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

15 26
DULOXETINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

16 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

17 23
TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

18 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

20 30
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

O 21 16
METFORMIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

22 9
CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

23 20
SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

24 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

26 48
VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 86
MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

28 94
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

30 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

32 100
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 14
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

35 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 93
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 226
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

40 47
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

41 33
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 43 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

45 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 46 52
FLOVENT HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 46 246
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

48 42
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 14, 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.