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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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9,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 329 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 277 out of 942 providers in this state and specialty

328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

26% of this provider’s 328 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 328 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

$53 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

$568K

2014

$577K

2015

$522K

2016

Number of Claims

10,227

2014

10,788

2015

9,909

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 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 5
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
ALPRAZOLAM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

4 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

7 9
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

8 7
GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

9 10
CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

10 25
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

12 6
FLUOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

13 44
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

14 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

16 21
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

19 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

21 24
ESTRADIOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

22 72
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

23 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

24 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

24 23
VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

26 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

27 11
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

28 64
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

29 139
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

30 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 5% of all patients

31 46
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O 32 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

33 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 34 62
SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

35 13
OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O 35 59
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 38 38
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

40 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

40 34
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

42 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P 44 56
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

45 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 45 61
GEMFIBROZIL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 45 106
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

49 77
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

50 121
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

51 30
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 51 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 53 47
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

53 60
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

55 104
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. 11, 2015.
  • 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.