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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

1,047 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

2% of this provider’s 647 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 1%.

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Antibiotics

53% of this provider’s 1,047 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 1,047 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

35,835

2014

33,173

2015

33,089

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
ALPRAZOLAM 2,375

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

993

prescriptions.

336

patients, 32% of all patients

1 10
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 2,205

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,075

prescriptions.

315

patients, 30% of all patients

O 10 2 21
FUROSEMIDE 1,093

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

223

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
LISINOPRIL 913

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

169

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 847

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 827

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

177

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
MELOXICAM 786

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

8 17
PREDNISONE 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

334

patients, 32% of all patients

9 38
TRAMADOL HCL 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
METFORMIN HCL 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

12 9
SIMVASTATIN 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

13 8
CLOPIDOGREL 488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
ALLOPURINOL 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

15 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
CEPHALEXIN 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

282

patients, 27% of all patients

A 17 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

18 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

280

patients, 27% of all patients

A 19 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

O 20 4
CARVEDILOL 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

22 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

25 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

26 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
ESTRADIOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

28 83
DULOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
FENOFIBRATE* 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

31 84
CARISOPRODOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

32 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
MECLIZINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

34 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

35 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

35 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

37 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

38 23
CLONIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

40 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

41 64
KLOR-CON M20 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

42 102
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

43 40
GLIPIZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

46 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

47 69
RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 36
VENTOLIN HFA 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

48 34
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 32
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 138
LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

52 39
SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

52 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

54 57
DIAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 43
IBUPROFEN 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

56 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

56 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 63
NEXIUM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 58
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

61 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 47
LYRICA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

63 60
CILOSTAZOL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 65 130
FLUOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 65 87
BENAZEPRIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 107
PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

69 90
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 37
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

70 156
VERAPAMIL ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 112
MINOCYCLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A 73 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 109
AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 55
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

77 160
NAPROXEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

78 67
FLUCONAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

79 115
INVOKANA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 127
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

81 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 66
INDOMETHACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

10 83 170
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 174
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 143
ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 87 72
TERBUTALINE SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

10 88 178
ONDANSETRON ODT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

88 178
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 90 135
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 90 181
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 92 79
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 93 77
METHOTREXATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 93 137
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 74
OXYCONTIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 152
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 73
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

99 126
SOTALOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 142
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

101 117
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 192
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 103 107
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

103 101
VALACYCLOVIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

106 194
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 107 85
NITROFURANTOIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

A 108 201
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 124
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

110 202
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 111 100
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 March 18, 2016.
  • 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.