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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$946K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

645 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

8% of this provider’s 553 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

40% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 25%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$728K

2014

$1.14M

2015

$946K

2016

Number of Claims

16,002

2014

23,966

2015

19,351

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 727

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
GABAPENTIN 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

2 10
LISINOPRIL 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

5 8
METFORMIN HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

7 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
MIRTAZAPINE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

10 48
TRAMADOL HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 16
DULOXETINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

12 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

13 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 15 56
OMEPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

16 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 39
NUEDEXTA 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

18 183
SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

19 7
TRAZODONE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 29
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

21 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 99
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

24 15
CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 25
GLIPIZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

26 40
CLONAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 22
MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 18
MEMANTINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 94
CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 13
TERAZOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 131
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 23
LOVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

37 54
BACLOFEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

38 90
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 91
DEXAMETHASONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

40 256
SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

41 62
NAMENDA XR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

45 17
PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

46 43
PAROXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

47 66
AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

A 48 49
DOXEPIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 200
RISPERIDONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 115
OXYCODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 35
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 100
RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

55 30
HALOPERIDOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 218
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 32
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 169
CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 58 83
SUCRALFATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 73
CEFUROXIME 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 165
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 65 58
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 82
NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

68 34
CARISOPRODOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 135
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 46
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 72 111
ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 73 65
LEVEMIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 73 145
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 73 138
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 26
AGGRENOX 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 77 250
LACTULOSE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 78 174
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 71
BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 80 148
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 81 126
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 82 149
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 83 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 83 44
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 85 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 86 61
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

87 114
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 Oct. 20, 2011.
  • 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.