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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

942 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

6% of this provider’s 817 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

39% of this provider’s 942 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 942 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.46M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

32,247

2014

32,183

2015

26,880

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,323

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

1 28
FUROSEMIDE 1,353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,272

prescriptions.

195

patients, 21% of all patients

2 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,161

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,073

prescriptions.

188

patients, 20% of all patients

3 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,109

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 975

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 874

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
GABAPENTIN 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

10 39
MIRTAZAPINE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

11 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
SERTRALINE HCL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

13 26
ALLOPURINOL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

14 32
LORAZEPAM 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

15 33
CLOPIDOGREL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

16 20
CARVEDILOL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
TRAZODONE HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

19 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

20 99
ATENOLOL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

22 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

O 23 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
NAMENDA XR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

25 102
MEMANTINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

27 94
SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

28 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

30 19
METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

31 9
LEVETIRACETAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

32 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

32 51
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 56
CLONIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

36 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

37 22
LAMOTRIGINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 144
PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

39 43
LOVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

40 54
LEVEMIR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 145
LACTULOSE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 174
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 21
LATANOPROST 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 221
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 103
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 95
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 132
KETOCONAZOLE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

50 304
ADVAIR DISKUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 88
ELIQUIS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

52 128
NOVOLIN N 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

53 281
AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 49
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 36
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 60
RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 44
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 89
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 82
VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

60 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 116
MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

63 14
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 63
AMOXICILLIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 35
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 161
NOVOLIN R 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 202
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

69 15
SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 124
BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 71 148
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 73 73
ONDANSETRON HCL* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

73 158
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 61
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 166
SUCRALFATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 78
CARTIA XT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 167
TEMAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

76 84
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

80 191
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 109
MUPIROCIN* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

81 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 188
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O 83 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

83 46
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 86 114
CEFDINIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 86 125
OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 141
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 111
PRADAXA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 90 207
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 127
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 136
BENICAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 92 231
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 92 134
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 95 75
CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 96 83
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 18
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 86
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A 99 118
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 31
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

101 147
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 101 45
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 103 402
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

103 193
TRAVATAN Z 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 105 307
TIMOLOL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 106 417
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 106 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 106 71
RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 282
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 109 27
FLOVENT HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 111 246
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

111 122
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, 2010.
  • 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.