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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,367Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 939

$903K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 939

674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 11,700 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 833 394 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 804 576 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 581 358 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 561 323 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 530 337 5 2
LISINOPRIL 401 248 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373 236 7 9
ATENOLOL 361 238 8 19
METFORMIN HCL 355 179 9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350 238 10 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 308 187 11 20
GABAPENTIN 307 180 12 11
CARVEDILOL 260 173 13 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 201 14 17
NEXIUM 220 74 15 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220 162 15 53
AZITHROMYCIN 215 113 17 32
MELOXICAM 211 110 18 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 209 107 19 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205 156 20 6
TRAMADOL HCL 204 113 21 16
CEPHALEXIN 200 96 22 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 199 114 23 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 190 52 R 24 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185 117 25 10
CLONIDINE HCL 179 104 26 39
PREDNISONE 164 113 27 42
GLYBURIDE 151 96 R 28 89
ESTRADIOL 148 102 R 29 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147 113 30 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 49 31 23
TRAZODONE HCL 143 72 32 26
SERTRALINE HCL 138 77 33 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137 78 34 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137 72 R 34 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 112 36 21
CLOPIDOGREL 129 74 37 28
CYMBALTA 127 50 38 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 72 39 13
FAMOTIDINE 124 87 40 62
SPIRONOLACTONE 123 102 41 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 119 63 R 42 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 69 43 69
PROAIR HFA 111 60 44 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 92 45 22
LYRICA 107 76 46 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 62 47 30
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 106 72 47 93
CARISOPRODOL 106 0 R 47 51
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 105 72 50 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 79 51 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100 82 51 95
ALLOPURINOL 99 72 53 31
DICYCLOMINE HCL 97 27 54 194
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 29 55 47
PLAVIX 87 65 56 48
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 69 57 57
LANTUS 80 64 58 59
LANSOPRAZOLE 79 40 59 177
AMIODARONE HCL 79 73 59 160
DIOVAN 78 66 61 50
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 76 54 R 62 220
SINGULAIR 76 54 62 101
NAPROXEN 76 40 62 72
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 72 65 102
INSULIN SYRINGE 73 44 66 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 61 67 29
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 48 68 119
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 45 69 129
FLUCONAZOLE 70 29 69 140
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 52 71 64
NAMENDA 68 49 72 49
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 67 43 R 73 210
EVISTA 66 54 74 122
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 34 74 84
TORSEMIDE 65 54 76 184
BUPROPION HCL SR 64 0 77 196
IBUPROFEN 62 35 78 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 23 78 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 38 78 78
DIGOXIN 61 49 81 45
COMBIVENT 59 25 82 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 36 83 58
PREMARIN 58 39 R 83 111
PAROXETINE HCL 57 22 85 70
DIOVAN HCT 57 49 85 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 45 85 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 44 88 87
BUSPIRONE HCL 55 12 89 123
VENTOLIN HFA 54 0 90 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 37 90 81
LEVEMIR 53 25 92 168
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 41 92 125
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 43 92 147
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 32 95 37
KLOR-CON M20 52 43 95 90
SPIRIVA 52 37 95 73
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 22 R 95 98
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 31 99 188
GLIPIZIDE 50 34 100 52
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.