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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,432Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

39% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 19.


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

$894K

2014

$829K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

17,293

2014

14,935

2015

17,432

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
GABAPENTIN 852

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

176

patients, 28% of all patients

1 7
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 659

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

140

patients, 23% of all patients

2 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

4 12
SIMVASTATIN 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

7 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
ALPRAZOLAM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
METFORMIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

12 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

13 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

O 15 46
FUROSEMIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 6
CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
CLONAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

18 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

153

patients, 25% of all patients

A 19 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

20 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 41
BACLOFEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

22 77
RANITIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 36
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

25 59
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 37
GLIPIZIDE ER 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

27 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

29 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

30 50
VENTOLIN HFA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

30 34
LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

32 39
FENTANYL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 32 81
SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

35 31
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
BUMETANIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

36 148
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
LYRICA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 60
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

40 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 22
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

42 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 16
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

44 17
SPIRIVA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 128
XARELTO 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 20
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 48
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 24
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 100
DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 47
NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 58
GLIPIZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 30
OXYCODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 55 53
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 68
ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 122
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

60 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
SUCRALFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 91
LEVEMIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

65 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

66 65
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 89
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 194
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 76
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

71 115
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 73 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 99
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P 73 119
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 76 71
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 77 70
DILTIAZEM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 78 206
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 Dec. 8, 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.