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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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14,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 167 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

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

65% 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

31% of this provider’s 512 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 512 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

$58 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

$777K

2014

$711K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

14,968

2014

13,752

2015

14,498

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 723

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

118

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
ALPRAZOLAM 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

4 18
LISINOPRIL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

6 1
FUROSEMIDE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

7 8
GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

9 9
OXYCODONE HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O 10 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
TRAZODONE HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 7
CLONAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

20 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

23 14
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

24 38
SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 35
DIAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

28 55
ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

28 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

31 13
FAMOTIDINE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 63
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 92
ESTRADIOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

35 72
METFORMIN HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 57
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 17
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 21
CARISOPRODOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 135
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 70
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

46 30
CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 107
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 87
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 76
VOLTAREN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

50 189
NAPROXEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 37
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

53 43
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 66
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 55 123
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

56 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 57 28
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 54
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 101
RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 61 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 77
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 23
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 95
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 83
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 25
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

67 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 44
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 70 131
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 70 47
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 70 152
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 136
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

74 60
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

74 105
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 May 8, 2013.
  • 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.