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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,485Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 16

$666K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 16

252 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

83% of this provider’s 252 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 27%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

49% of this provider’s 252 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 33%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 1,803 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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 950 283 S3 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 767 172 S2 2 3
OXYCODONE HCL 736 182 S2 3 2
TIZANIDINE HCL 548 123 4 9
GABAPENTIN 485 93 5 4
METHADONE HCL 469 40 S2 6 5
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 439 49 S2 7 6
OXYCONTIN 341 48 S2 8 8
LISINOPRIL 312 69 9 11
FENTANYL 298 39 S2 10 12
PROMETHAZINE HCL 285 66 R 11 22
LYRICA 283 50 12 10
CARISOPRODOL 232 17 R 13 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182 51 14 20
ATENOLOL 173 0 15 36
PREDNISONE 157 39 16 38
TRAZODONE HCL 156 32 17 19
MELOXICAM 140 21 18 18
ENDOCET 137 29 S2 19 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132 13 R 20 36
CYMBALTA 84 0 21 16
METHOCARBAMOL 79 0 R 22 27
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78 22 23 64
BACLOFEN 75 0 24 28
NEXIUM 72 0 25 66
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65 0 26 68
MORPHINE SULFATE 62 0 S2 27 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 0 R 27 21
TRAMADOL HCL 61 16 29 15
OMEPRAZOLE 61 0 29 31
SUBOXONE 60 0 31 76
IBUPROFEN 56 25 32 48
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.