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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 939

$2.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 939

839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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 839 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 839 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 31,693 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 1,367 1,088 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,134 944 2 3
NAMENDA 1,089 1,045 3 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,061 993 4 4
CYMBALTA 1,002 841 10 5 44
FUROSEMIDE 986 865 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 932 818 7 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 806 750 8 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 775 711 9 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 690 611 10 10
SIMVASTATIN 590 485 11 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 587 537 12 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 571 476 13 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 529 452 14 69
GABAPENTIN 445 304 15 11
LANTUS 407 333 16 59
NOVOLOG 403 368 17 145
SERTRALINE HCL 390 323 18 24
MIRTAZAPINE 372 360 19 56
BUMETANIDE 356 280 20 124
CARVEDILOL 349 323 21 25
TRAMADOL HCL 344 311 22 16
CLOPIDOGREL 338 296 23 28
CLONIDINE HCL 315 289 24 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 306 271 25 178
METFORMIN HCL 303 248 26 8
FENTANYL 301 252 S2 27 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 289 286 28 53
RISPERIDONE 287 207 29 82
HYDRALAZINE HCL 282 228 30 130
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 281 255 31 57
DIGOXIN 280 253 32 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 276 226 33 15
ALLOPURINOL 275 260 34 31
GLIPIZIDE 273 237 35 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 270 248 36 123
LIDOCAINE HCL 264 240 37 223
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254 219 38 40
EXELON 251 247 39 151
OMEPRAZOLE 250 180 40 5
JANUVIA 248 206 41 110
PLAVIX 247 238 42 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 244 161 43 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 218 44 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 230 196 45 86
AZITHROMYCIN 228 204 46 32
CEFTRIAXONE 223 210 47 197
DIOVAN 221 218 48 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 208 182 49 78
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207 160 50 20
LEVEMIR 207 196 50 168
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 206 172 52 102
TRAZODONE HCL 204 162 53 26
SEROQUEL 201 182 54 139
PREDNISONE 198 165 55 42
SPIRIVA 198 151 55 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196 141 57 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 195 155 58 99
MELOXICAM 191 182 59 14
LIDODERM 191 161 59 257
VERAPAMIL ER 186 174 61 85
RANITIDINE HCL 177 161 62 35
HUMALOG 171 158 63 215
AMIODARONE HCL 168 141 64 160
SPIRONOLACTONE 168 156 64 71
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 167 155 66 171
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160 146 67 66
OLANZAPINE 159 103 68 135
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 145 69 29
LEVETIRACETAM 146 87 70 170
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144 134 71 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141 130 72 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 119 73 27
ONGLYZA 129 116 74 241
PROMETHAZINE HCL 125 71 R 75 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 109 76 60
ATENOLOL 123 95 77 19
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 121 77 R 78 175
FENOFIBRATE 117 66 79 83
FAMOTIDINE 111 74 80 62
NYSTOP 110 96 81 289
ARICEPT 109 109 82 341
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 95 83 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 106 68 83 146
RAMIPRIL 104 102 85 91
VOLTAREN 104 101 85 263
FINASTERIDE 103 98 87 131
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 87 88 12
KLOR-CON M20 100 62 89 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 99 79 90 22
INVANZ 99 91 90 351
PAROXETINE HCL 98 76 92 70
NEXIUM 97 76 93 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 57 R 94 36
FLUCONAZOLE 94 78 95 140
SINGULAIR 91 70 96 101
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 90 77 97 297
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 69 97 64
SYMBICORT 89 61 99 137
TRAVATAN Z 88 88 100 325
PHENYTOIN 87 87 101 288
BACLOFEN 87 50 101 157
DILTIAZEM ER 86 80 103 94
MEGESTROL ACETATE 84 80 R 104 136
CEPHALEXIN 80 65 105 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 23 R 106 38
HALOPERIDOL 79 62 106 169
LYRICA 77 63 108 63
GLIPIZIDE XL 77 56 108 147
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 77 75 108 276
ABILIFY 77 57 108 156
PREMARIN 73 61 R 112 111
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 44 112 128
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 71 64 114 237
NYSTATIN 70 52 115 174
NOVOLIN R 70 63 115 217
CARISOPRODOL 70 14 R 115 51
DETROL LA 69 64 118 155
COREG CR 69 60 118 366
CARAFATE 68 58 120 209
PROAIR HFA 68 22 120 41
METRONIDAZOLE 67 58 122 238
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65 60 123 126
MORPHINE SULFATE 65 62 S2 123 186
LEXAPRO 65 57 123 201
MUPIROCIN 65 61 123 185
CARBAMAZEPINE 64 33 127 189
TRICOR 63 57 128 143
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 29 128 167
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 63 52 128 273
PRIMIDONE 63 43 128 228
LACTULOSE 62 46 132 195
LATANOPROST 59 59 133 233
GLYBURIDE 59 58 R 133 89
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 54 135 81
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 46 135 84
BENICAR 57 57 137 222
VALPROIC ACID 55 48 138 263
RENVELA 55 53 138 387
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53 41 140 343
PRADAXA 53 53 140 272
METHOCARBAMOL 53 32 R 140 149
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 52 143 108
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 44 144 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 33 145 125
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 45 145 119
TIMOLOL MALEATE 50 50 145 345
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 20, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.