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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 939

$699K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 939

444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

10% of this provider’s 444 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 444 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 12,507 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 743 529 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 580 488 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546 482 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 508 408 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 458 403 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440 385 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 438 364 7 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 394 303 8 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363 332 9 4
LISINOPRIL 359 318 10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332 262 11 10
GABAPENTIN 221 189 12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 193 13 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 216 208 14 30
TRAZODONE HCL 199 169 15 26
SERTRALINE HCL 198 136 16 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 193 145 17 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 177 145 18 86
NAMENDA 175 175 19 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 127 20 23
CHLORTHALIDONE 165 159 20 165
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157 147 22 29
MIRTAZAPINE 151 134 23 56
CRESTOR 142 105 24 34
DIGOXIN 138 118 25 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 117 26 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 134 105 27 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132 122 28 69
CLOPIDOGREL 132 104 28 28
PREDNISONE 129 108 30 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 115 31 27
SYNTHROID 124 99 32 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 88 33 12
LANTUS 117 104 34 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 107 34 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 115 106 36 17
NEXIUM 111 49 37 18
IBUPROFEN 107 71 38 112
TRAMADOL HCL 105 68 39 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 79 40 53
METFORMIN HCL ER 99 77 41 76
AZITHROMYCIN 99 66 41 32
MELOXICAM 95 68 43 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 58 44 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92 75 45 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 91 73 46 47
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 90 50 S2 47 107
VENTOLIN HFA 88 77 48 80
PLAVIX 86 71 49 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 60 49 33
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84 68 51 84
VERAPAMIL ER 77 77 52 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 52 53 102
PROAIR HFA 76 39 53 41
GALANTAMINE HBR 72 72 55 260
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 69 55 71
AGGRENOX 67 66 57 153
RANITIDINE HCL 67 55 57 35
ATENOLOL 66 59 59 19
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 36 60 99
EXELON 63 63 61 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 58 62 66
SYMBICORT 61 36 62 137
LIDOCAINE HCL 59 52 64 223
COMBIVENT 58 38 65 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 48 65 57
NYSTATIN 57 50 67 174
CARVEDILOL 55 47 68 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 20 68 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 54 70 37
SUCRALFATE 53 43 71 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 33 72 43
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 Sept. 13, 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.