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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,311Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 939

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 939

789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%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

7% of this provider’s 789 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 789 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 12,411 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
LISINOPRIL 722 426 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 629 429 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 599 383 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 589 422 4 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 570 295 S3 5 1
GABAPENTIN 462 301 6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 419 249 7 5
CARVEDILOL 399 285 8 25
NEXIUM 389 191 9 18
METFORMIN HCL 386 252 10 8
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 363 238 11 53
CLOPIDOGREL 349 251 12 28
MELOXICAM 319 189 13 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 318 220 14 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 316 207 15 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 316 156 15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298 209 17 9
SIMVASTATIN 286 206 18 2
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 268 156 19 54
PLAVIX 262 196 20 48
PROAIR HFA 242 111 21 41
TRAMADOL HCL 240 152 22 16
DIGOXIN 216 185 23 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 205 203 24 30
CRESTOR 196 107 25 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177 97 26 20
SERTRALINE HCL 174 127 27 24
LYRICA 162 90 28 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 107 29 27
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 156 89 30 232
JANUVIA 156 95 30 110
ALLOPURINOL 150 90 32 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 113 33 22
RANITIDINE HCL 146 103 34 35
NAMENDA 145 145 35 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145 67 35 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 73 37 12
ATENOLOL 139 57 38 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135 84 39 130
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 88 40 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134 75 40 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132 75 42 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 130 67 43 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 130 48 R 43 38
DILTIAZEM ER 127 95 45 94
VENTOLIN HFA 125 45 46 80
TRAZODONE HCL 123 49 47 26
RISPERIDONE 119 100 48 82
SINGULAIR 117 49 49 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 74 50 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 111 69 51 99
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 102 32 52 190
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 53 R 53 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 75 53 60
PREDNISONE 97 64 55 42
NAPROXEN 90 37 56 72
SPIRIVA 87 34 57 73
NABUMETONE 84 48 58 152
MEGESTROL ACETATE 81 75 R 59 136
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 51 60 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79 57 60 69
ESTRADIOL 76 54 R 62 79
DIOVAN 74 46 63 50
PEN NEEDLE 72 33 64 193
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 72 20 S2 64 208
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 26 64 172
AZITHROMYCIN 71 43 67 32
HUMALOG 69 30 68 215
GLIPIZIDE 68 48 69 52
SUCRALFATE 68 42 69 96
CELEBREX 64 46 71 106
CLONIDINE HCL 63 41 72 39
ZETIA 62 43 73 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 53 73 29
RAMIPRIL 61 41 75 91
ACTOS 59 44 76 141
NITROFURANTOIN 57 40 77 279
TOPIRAMATE 57 0 77 154
LOVASTATIN 57 47 77 46
METHOCARBAMOL 56 16 R 80 149
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 35 81 119
PREMARIN 55 22 R 81 111
LIDODERM 53 25 83 257
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 25 83 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 52 16 85 81
OXYCONTIN 51 0 S2 86 161
LEXAPRO 50 40 87 201
FENOFIBRATE 50 21 87 83
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 26, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.