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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 939

$603K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 939

508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 avg Average for
this specialty
in Arkansas
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 508 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,206 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Arkansas
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 572 366 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489 418 2 4
LISINOPRIL 444 401 3 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415 382 4 12
OMEPRAZOLE 383 304 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 371 296 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366 343 7 6
SIMVASTATIN 356 295 8 2
MELOXICAM 302 232 9 14
FAMOTIDINE 295 199 10 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 291 197 11 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 186 12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250 216 13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 243 170 14 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 183 15 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 169 16 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 215 204 17 40
LOVASTATIN 207 145 18 46
GABAPENTIN 203 114 19 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 164 20 27
PREDNISONE 188 133 21 42
METFORMIN HCL 178 168 22 8
PAROXETINE HCL 174 133 23 70
GLIPIZIDE 170 167 24 52
NEXIUM 167 125 25 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 113 26 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 123 27 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 137 99 28 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 128 56 29 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 125 109 30 78
TRAZODONE HCL 117 89 31 26
CLOPIDOGREL 116 88 32 28
AZITHROMYCIN 114 84 33 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112 88 R 34 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 96 35 13
MIRTAZAPINE 106 92 36 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 97 37 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92 87 38 22
NAMENDA 92 92 38 49
PLAVIX 92 70 38 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 87 41 66
CARVEDILOL 88 85 42 25
PROAIR HFA 84 72 43 41
LANTUS 83 79 44 59
BYSTOLIC 73 46 45 132
SPIRIVA 72 43 46 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 53 47 54
FENTANYL 71 31 S2 47 104
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 33 R 49 68
DIGOXIN 69 67 50 45
BUMETANIDE 64 46 51 124
ESTRADIOL 64 64 R 51 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 51 53 65
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 24 54 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 47 55 53
SINGULAIR 60 37 56 101
SERTRALINE HCL 58 43 57 24
RANITIDINE HCL 57 57 58 35
KLOR-CON M20 56 52 59 90
ATENOLOL 56 44 59 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 55 61 21
DIOVAN HCT 55 38 61 74
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 50 61 162
VENTOLIN HFA 54 44 64 80
FINASTERIDE 54 42 64 131
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 35 66 121
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 44 67 97
DIOVAN 51 38 67 50
CELEBREX 50 46 69 106
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 14, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.