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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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8,630Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 389 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$351K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 452 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

40% of this provider’s 364 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 364 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$288K

2014

$355K

2015

$351K

2016

Number of Claims

7,119

2014

8,078

2015

8,630

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 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O 2 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

3 93
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 5
ALPRAZOLAM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

5 18
ESTRADIOL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

6 72
OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
PROGESTERONE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

8 291
ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

9 24
METFORMIN HCL ER 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

10 57
TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O 11 16
MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

12 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
DIAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

14 55
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

15 6
LISINOPRIL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

16 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

20 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

23 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

25 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

26 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

27 3
FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

28 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
METHADONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O 31 146
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 32 33
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

33 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

34 77
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 35 217
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 118
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 37 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 38 23
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 39 91
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 Jan. 9, 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.