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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 939

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 939

815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 815 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 815 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 26,419 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,184 998 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,135 992 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 916 825 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 893 771 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 760 660 5 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 663 570 6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 659 577 7 9
TRAMADOL HCL 649 540 8 16
LISINOPRIL 588 441 9 3
MELOXICAM 580 516 10 14
GABAPENTIN 546 421 11 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 531 473 12 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 499 421 13 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 456 269 S3 14 1
ATENOLOL 365 322 15 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359 260 16 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 348 336 17 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342 276 18 29
METFORMIN HCL 338 244 19 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 335 310 20 27
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 329 288 S3 21 116
DONEPEZIL HCL 310 310 22 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305 273 23 22
KLOR-CON 10 303 263 24 158
SPIRONOLACTONE 292 215 25 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291 211 26 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 285 204 R 27 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 284 217 28 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 277 257 29 53
RANITIDINE HCL 272 221 30 35
NAPROXEN 266 214 31 72
VERAPAMIL ER 262 226 32 85
NEXIUM 261 179 33 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256 203 34 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 244 203 35 43
ALLOPURINOL 244 197 35 31
CLOPIDOGREL 239 215 37 28
SERTRALINE HCL 230 165 38 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 230 38 12
FINASTERIDE 227 218 40 131
DIGOXIN 221 217 41 45
PREDNISONE 215 191 42 42
NAMENDA 206 206 43 49
AMOXICILLIN 195 160 44 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 144 45 23
PLAVIX 188 162 45 48
CLONIDINE HCL 186 143 47 39
FENOFIBRATE 185 140 48 83
TERAZOSIN HCL 179 160 49 114
CARVEDILOL 178 160 50 25
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 178 139 50 84
SINGULAIR 171 159 52 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 156 53 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 163 101 R 54 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 152 116 55 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 118 56 55
AZITHROMYCIN 150 132 56 32
TRAZODONE HCL 149 96 58 26
NIFEDIPINE ER 145 119 59 105
CRESTOR 140 134 60 34
DIOVAN 140 119 60 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139 137 62 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138 108 63 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 137 112 64 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 137 118 64 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 101 66 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 135 99 67 97
SYNTHROID 133 111 68 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122 110 69 172
JANUVIA 120 91 70 110
MECLIZINE HCL 118 100 71 134
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 117 101 72 58
MEGESTROL ACETATE 114 102 R 73 136
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 112 108 74 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108 108 75 61
KLOR-CON M20 108 100 75 90
CYMBALTA 107 75 77 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103 99 78 102
LANTUS 101 98 79 59
ROPINIROLE HCL 100 98 80 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 99 32 R 81 68
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99 59 81 115
RISPERIDONE 97 88 83 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97 59 83 121
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 97 79 83 276
SUCRALFATE 96 76 86 96
CILOSTAZOL 96 79 86 219
PREMARIN 96 68 R 86 111
FLUCONAZOLE 93 66 89 140
FAMOTIDINE 90 90 90 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 62 91 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 71 92 86
TRIMETHOPRIM 86 75 92 327
COLCRYS 85 72 94 292
OLANZAPINE 84 84 95 135
DEXAMETHASONE 82 63 96 307
TRICOR 80 67 97 143
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 56 98 99
EVISTA 78 67 99 122
ULORIC 78 73 99 357
SPIRIVA 77 55 101 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 58 102 87
RAMIPRIL 75 57 103 91
DIOVAN HCT 74 70 104 74
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73 66 105 108
BACLOFEN 73 45 105 157
DILTIAZEM ER 71 69 107 94
VERAPAMIL ER PM 70 57 108 365
MIRTAZAPINE 69 69 109 56
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69 67 109 194
VERAPAMIL HCL 68 40 111 286
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66 56 112 117
GLYBURIDE 65 53 R 113 89
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 63 63 114 323
GEMFIBROZIL 63 63 114 100
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 62 116 123
LYRICA 62 35 116 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 54 118 125
CEPHALEXIN 59 47 119 77
EXELON 57 57 120 151
ABILIFY 57 42 120 156
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 50 120 150
KLOR-CON M10 57 48 120 163
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 124 160
HUMULIN N 56 37 124 253
LOVASTATIN 56 48 124 46
BYSTOLIC 56 56 124 132
BUMETANIDE 56 41 124 124
CELEBREX 55 39 129 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 40 130 167
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54 54 130 315
PAROXETINE HCL 54 43 130 70
SEROQUEL 54 41 130 139
PRIMIDONE 52 52 134 228
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 May 21, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.