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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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23,282Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

479 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

21% of this provider’s 326 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

47% of this provider’s 479 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 479 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

23,041

2014

23,310

2015

23,282

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 904

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

120

patients, 25% of all patients

2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

123

patients, 26% of all patients

O 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 764

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

106

patients, 22% of all patients

4 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

5 12
LISINOPRIL 670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

7 7
GABAPENTIN 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

9 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

10 19
METFORMIN HCL 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
CLOPIDOGREL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

P 13 56
SERTRALINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

14 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

15 22
TRAZODONE HCL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

16 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

17 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

18 39
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

19 4
MELOXICAM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

20 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

22 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

23 23
MEMANTINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 94
OXYCODONE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 59
LORAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

26 33
NOVOLOG 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

27 143
CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

28 25
LYRICA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 58
RANEXA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 184
ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

31 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

<11 32 28
LEVETIRACETAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

33 126
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

34 17
LEVEMIR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 145
MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

37 48
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 123
CLONAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

39 31
VENTOLIN HFA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

40 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 61
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 42 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
VESICARE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 152
SUCRALFATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

45 78
CLOZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 P 46 260
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 50
SYMBICORT 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

47 104
FENOFIBRATE* 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 97
VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 86
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 51 47
ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 68
XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

52 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 51
NEXIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

56 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 99
OLANZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 58 141
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

59 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

61 30
RISPERIDONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 61 115
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

63 139
FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

64 63
NUEDEXTA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 65 183
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 66
TOPIRAMATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 114
LACTULOSE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 174
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 27
DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

70 109
ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 52
PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

72 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 74 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

75 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 75 81
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A 77 49
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

78 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

79 88
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

80 147
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 81 75
NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 82 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

83 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

83 77
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 85 40
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 85 333
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

85 124
DEXILANT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 88 156
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

89 127
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

90 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 90 142
DILTIAZEM HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 92 200
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 92 83
KETOCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

92 304
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

95 105
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 36
PRADAXA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 207
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 98 136
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 99 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 100 35
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 101 128
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 102 161
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 103 198
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 103 95
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. 30, 2011.
  • 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.