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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$362K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

181 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 91 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 181 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 40%.

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Opioids

51% of this provider’s 181 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 27%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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

$305K

2014

$329K

2015

$362K

2016

Number of Claims

6,811

2014

7,796

2015

8,464

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 516

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 35% of all patients

O 1 4
ALPRAZOLAM 394

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 27% of all patients

2 10
LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 28% of all patients

3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 24% of all patients

4 14
GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 23% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
FUROSEMIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

7 6
VENTOLIN HFA 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 22% of all patients

8 34
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

9 3
FENOFIBRATE* 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

10 84
TIZANIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

11 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

O 13 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

14 16
SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

14 35
SIMVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

16 8
METFORMIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

18 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

19 2
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

20 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

20 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

22 11
NEXIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

23 58
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

24 38
LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

25 62
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

26 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

27 89
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

27 69
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

29 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

30 22
VERAPAMIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

31 170
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

32 72
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 33 19
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

34 39
LAMOTRIGINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 34 182
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 36 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 37 140
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

38 41
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 39 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 40 74
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 41 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

42 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

42 23
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 42 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

45 42
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 May 29, 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.