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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 125 out of 939

$589K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 182 out of 939

482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 482 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 12,346 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

$41 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 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
SIMVASTATIN 758 696 1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 627 562 2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 461 384 3 5
MELOXICAM 451 362 4 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428 356 5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 407 332 6 12
FUROSEMIDE 386 358 7 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338 268 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 297 246 9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287 247 10 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 268 230 11 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253 184 S3 12 1
GABAPENTIN 250 208 13 11
SERTRALINE HCL 243 217 14 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206 194 15 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 173 15 17
LISINOPRIL 182 132 17 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 132 18 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176 148 19 22
NEXIUM 169 137 20 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169 160 20 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167 138 22 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144 130 23 43
CLOPIDOGREL 141 121 24 28
DILTIAZEM ER 134 125 25 94
CLONIDINE HCL 130 115 26 39
AZITHROMYCIN 126 104 27 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 88 28 33
DIOVAN HCT 113 91 29 74
GLIPIZIDE ER 110 103 30 88
ALLOPURINOL 109 104 31 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 85 32 86
CARVEDILOL 102 97 32 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101 92 34 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 97 88 35 78
TRAMADOL HCL 84 72 36 16
MIRTAZAPINE 82 76 37 56
PLAVIX 82 75 37 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 67 39 60
DIOVAN 78 59 39 50
CYMBALTA 76 64 41 44
LOVASTATIN 76 52 41 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 63 43 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 61 44 57
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 49 44 181
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 48 46 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67 56 47 118
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 66 48 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 57 49 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 52 50 65
SYNTHROID 63 51 51 75
KLOR-CON M20 63 63 51 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 38 53 58
RAMIPRIL 62 49 53 91
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 46 55 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 44 R 56 36
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 50 57 144
GLIMEPIRIDE 57 54 57 37
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 38 59 147
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 48 60 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 52 60 29
ATENOLOL 53 53 62 19
LANTUS 53 51 62 59
KLOR-CON M10 52 51 64 163
NAMENDA 52 52 64 49
NAPROXEN 52 42 64 72
DIGOXIN 51 51 67 45
GEMFIBROZIL 51 51 67 100
SINGULAIR 51 43 67 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 42 70 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 50 70 61
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 June 19, 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.