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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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8,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 415 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$305K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 513 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

325 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

25% of this provider’s 325 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 325 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

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$251K

2014

$270K

2015

$305K

2016

Number of Claims

7,031

2014

7,153

2015

8,231

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 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
SIMVASTATIN 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

4 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

5 57
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

6 1
FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

8 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

9 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

10 21
LISINOPRIL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

11 2
ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

12 32
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 5
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

14 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

17 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 93
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O 21 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

23 54
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

24 14
GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

25 10
METFORMIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

29 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

30 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

30 76
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

30 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 33 112
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

33 46
ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 33 18
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 41
CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 37 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 37 96
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 122
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 39 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 41 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

42 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 42 120
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 44 63
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

45 43
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

46 31
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. 10, 2014.
  • 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.