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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 939

$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 939

1,113 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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 1,113 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 1,113 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 28,488 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,433 1,198 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,842 1,360 2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,537 1,107 3 9
MELOXICAM 1,150 737 4 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,093 727 5 10
SIMVASTATIN 1,046 738 6 2
LISINOPRIL 1,037 697 7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,011 693 8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 873 656 9 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 872 594 10 6
METFORMIN HCL 799 472 11 8
GABAPENTIN 758 464 12 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 756 638 13 17
NEXIUM 604 212 14 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 559 507 15 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 539 415 16 13
TRAMADOL HCL 507 357 17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 501 377 18 15
CLONIDINE HCL 498 307 19 39
TRAZODONE HCL 493 330 20 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 428 323 21 33
NAMENDA 362 328 22 49
SERTRALINE HCL 360 264 23 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359 222 24 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 353 136 R 25 36
CARVEDILOL 340 229 26 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332 219 27 12
FAMOTIDINE 322 235 28 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 322 266 28 37
RANITIDINE HCL 321 119 30 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 319 210 31 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 302 228 32 57
GLYBURIDE 302 175 R 32 89
ATENOLOL 257 211 34 19
ALLOPURINOL 254 184 35 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 228 36 21
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 249 152 37 115
PROAIR HFA 248 122 38 41
CLOPIDOGREL 247 175 39 28
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 246 128 40 99
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239 211 41 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 238 196 42 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL 238 181 42 159
CEPHALEXIN 235 163 44 77
MEGESTROL ACETATE 228 167 R 45 136
RISPERIDONE 222 153 46 82
PREDNISONE 215 161 47 42
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 212 173 48 119
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 135 49 23
DIOVAN 207 109 50 50
DIGOXIN 200 128 51 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 200 133 51 58
MIRTAZAPINE 199 155 53 56
MECLIZINE HCL 187 104 54 134
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186 135 55 61
LANTUS 183 109 56 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182 106 57 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 182 121 57 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 108 59 66
CARBAMAZEPINE 178 59 60 189
PROMETHAZINE HCL 173 62 R 61 68
NAPROXEN 170 68 62 72
DILTIAZEM ER 163 78 63 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 156 103 64 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 156 39 64 95
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 153 121 66 178
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153 128 66 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 152 96 R 68 38
PLAVIX 150 114 69 48
IBUPROFEN 147 47 70 112
TIZANIDINE HCL 144 45 71 81
NABUMETONE 141 42 72 152
KLOR-CON M20 140 88 73 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL 139 81 74 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 75 75 22
AZITHROMYCIN 132 99 76 32
COMBIVENT 128 102 77 120
FENOFIBRATE 126 83 78 83
OLANZAPINE 125 80 79 135
VENTOLIN HFA 124 57 80 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 124 88 80 78
KLOR-CON M10 123 71 82 163
SINGULAIR 122 59 83 101
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 121 74 84 65
DIOVAN HCT 118 96 85 74
NYSTATIN 117 88 86 174
SEROQUEL 117 101 86 139
INSULIN SYRINGE 116 57 88 97
PAROXETINE HCL 114 71 89 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 113 92 90 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 112 72 91 123
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111 109 92 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 67 93 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 52 93 47
LACTULOSE 105 83 95 195
HALOPERIDOL 105 61 95 169
ENABLEX 105 37 95 303
FLUCONAZOLE 104 70 98 140
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 72 99 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 72 100 54
AGGRENOX 98 73 101 153
RAMIPRIL 97 73 102 91
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96 51 103 93
DICYCLOMINE HCL 96 35 103 194
LYRICA 95 56 105 63
ABILIFY 94 27 106 156
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93 81 107 126
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 93 50 R 107 98
VESICARE 92 45 109 202
CARISOPRODOL 91 19 R 110 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89 41 111 125
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89 88 111 102
TRICOR 88 70 113 143
VERAPAMIL ER 88 70 113 85
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 56 115 144
BACLOFEN 83 34 116 157
ESTRADIOL 83 51 R 116 79
SPIRIVA 82 43 118 73
CYMBALTA 81 40 119 44
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 80 30 120 190
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 71 120 279
NITROSTAT 79 59 122 204
DETROL LA 79 42 122 155
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 79 68 122 314
ENDOCET 78 35 S2 125 148
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78 41 R 125 175
GLIPIZIDE 76 55 127 52
HUMULIN 70-30 75 71 128 200
SUCRALFATE 75 60 128 96
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 73 66 130 274
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 30 130 128
GEMFIBROZIL 72 49 132 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 48 132 130
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 29 134 172
TERAZOSIN HCL 68 68 135 114
CAPTOPRIL 68 34 135 262
CELEBREX 66 49 137 106
LIPITOR 66 45 137 127
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 65 57 139 225
ACTOS 65 35 139 141
PREMARIN 63 58 R 141 111
METOLAZONE 63 63 141 181
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 51 143 40
TOPIRAMATE 61 0 144 154
VALPROIC ACID 61 24 144 263
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 34 146 150
NITROFURANTOIN 59 59 147 279
LEVETIRACETAM 57 23 148 170
QUINAPRIL HCL 57 57 148 133
LEVEMIR 57 53 148 168
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 0 148 146
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 53 152 117
METHADONE HCL 54 12 S2 153 109
RIVASTIGMINE 54 54 153 391
PEN NEEDLE 54 0 153 193
LEXAPRO 54 46 153 201
CHLORZOXAZONE 53 12 R 157 249
AMOXICILLIN 52 34 158 92
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 35 158 105
LIDODERM 52 35 158 257
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 30 161 84
FENTANYL 51 29 S2 161 104
AMIODARONE HCL 51 49 161 160
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 40 161 180
ONDANSETRON HCL 51 40 161 291
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 35 166 55
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 33 S3 166 116
AVODART 50 38 166 205
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.