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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

54% of this provider’s 763 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 763 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

29 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

19,704

2014

20,947

2015

22,054

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 1,004

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

O 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
METFORMIN HCL 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

6 37
ATENOLOL 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

7 19
MELOXICAM 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

165

patients, 22% of all patients

8 17
ALPRAZOLAM 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

10 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

11 14
OMEPRAZOLE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

269

patients, 35% of all patients

13 59
ALLOPURINOL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

14 24
SIMVASTATIN 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
CEPHALEXIN 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

211

patients, 28% of all patients

A 16 52
TRAMADOL HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

O 17 15
DIAZEPAM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 43
SERTRALINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 35
FUROSEMIDE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

20 6
GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

21 7
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

166

patients, 22% of all patients

A 22 51
TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 32
FLUOXETINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 22
JANUVIA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
AZITHROMYCIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

A 28 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

29 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 42
CILOSTAZOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

30 96
GEMFIBROZIL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 129
CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

34 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

A 35 61
CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 48
NAPROXEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

40 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

44 69
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

45 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 94
PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

47 38
PROMETHAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

47 64
CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 75
WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 31
ESTRADIOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 74
ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 72
NIACIN ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 55 161
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 23
FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

56 115
BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

58 135
IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 86
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 167
DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 20
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

64 34
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 70
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 92
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

67 133
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

68 85
CARTIA XT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 170
CARISOPRODOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

70 95
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 70 107
TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 57
DESOXIMETASONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

73 177
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 87
LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 60
WELCHOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 75 178
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

77 126
ATRIPLA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 78 123
CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 80 56
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 41
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 82 186
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 76
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

84 103
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 85 197
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 85 99
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 87 110
RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 87 36
TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 89 148
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 90 118
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 202
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 206
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 93 146
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 93 68
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. 20, 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.