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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,868Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 939

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 939

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

9% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 541 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 17,676 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 809 724 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 710 632 2 7
LISINOPRIL 594 539 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 591 528 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 554 479 5 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 519 441 6 15
GABAPENTIN 458 380 7 11
CARVEDILOL 411 391 8 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384 365 9 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 377 365 10 30
NAMENDA 365 365 11 49
METFORMIN HCL 355 288 12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349 313 13 6
OMEPRAZOLE 336 279 14 5
MIRTAZAPINE 332 332 15 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 323 212 16 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 323 180 S3 16 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 254 219 18 13
TRAZODONE HCL 253 233 19 26
TRAMADOL HCL 237 218 20 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 229 194 21 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 198 22 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203 192 23 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 197 158 24 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189 189 25 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188 158 26 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 179 140 27 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174 141 28 69
MELOXICAM 173 134 29 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 126 30 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 149 147 31 102
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 148 132 32 178
ALLOPURINOL 142 107 33 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 141 127 34 71
CLOPIDOGREL 138 110 35 28
GLIPIZIDE 130 122 36 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 128 102 37 95
DIOVAN 126 109 38 50
ATENOLOL 125 100 39 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125 105 R 39 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 121 41 40
LANTUS 121 108 42 59
CYMBALTA 120 109 43 44
CLONIDINE HCL 115 105 44 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112 74 45 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 95 46 86
SERTRALINE HCL 107 77 47 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 98 48 43
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104 93 49 162
HUMALOG 103 90 50 215
AMOXICILLIN 96 85 51 92
PLAVIX 95 83 52 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 86 53 22
PAROXETINE HCL 90 79 54 70
PREDNISONE 90 80 54 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 89 54 56 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 73 57 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 77 58 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 72 58 66
SEROQUEL 84 66 60 139
NOVOLOG 82 79 61 145
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 77 71 62 171
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 70 63 54
LYRICA 74 48 63 63
DIGOXIN 72 55 65 45
RAMIPRIL 71 51 66 91
CARBAMAZEPINE 71 46 66 189
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 59 68 99
RISPERIDONE 70 46 68 82
METHOTREXATE 69 61 70 240
LEVEMIR 69 55 70 168
SPIRIVA 67 54 72 73
CRESTOR 67 67 72 34
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 66 48 74 297
CELEBREX 65 54 75 106
DETROL LA 65 49 75 155
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 43 S2 77 113
ESTRADIOL 63 63 R 78 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 61 78 78
PROAIR HFA 62 29 80 41
JANUVIA 62 48 80 110
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 48 80 128
FINASTERIDE 58 56 83 131
OXYCONTIN 57 42 S2 84 161
FAMOTIDINE 56 37 85 62
AZITHROMYCIN 56 47 85 32
METHADONE HCL 55 24 S2 87 109
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 40 87 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 39 S2 89 138
EVISTA 53 49 90 122
DIOVAN HCT 52 52 91 74
LEXAPRO 52 46 91 201
OXYCODONE HCL 51 47 S2 93 67
GALANTAMINE HBR 50 50 94 260
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 Nov. 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.