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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

$775K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 96 providers in this state and specialty

670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% 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

3% of this provider’s 463 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

40% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 55%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $27 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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

$575K

2014

$587K

2015

$775K

2016

Number of Claims

11,885

2014

12,327

2015

17,148

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 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

O 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
TRAMADOL HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

O 6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

7 15
OXYCODONE HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 13
METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

9 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
ALPRAZOLAM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

12 11
FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

13 19
GABAPENTIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

14 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
ATENOLOL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
CLONAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
DIAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

22 34
MIRTAZAPINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

24 37
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 38
PROMETHAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

26 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A 29 23
METHADONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 42
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 43
VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 44
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

33 46
CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 46
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

35 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 49
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 14
MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 50
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

41 52
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 55
GLIPIZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 56
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

A 44 57
LACTULOSE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 58
TERAZOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 59
FENTANYL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 59
CARISOPRODOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 61
NAPROXEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

49 62
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 64
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 54 67
FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 68
LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 69
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 70
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 71
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 60 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 6
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A 62 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 79
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 81
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 81
TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 64 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 84
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

67 84
ESTRADIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 84
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

70 87
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 88
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 92
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 73 92
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 75 94
AMITIZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 75 94
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 53
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 Aug. 30, 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.