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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,838Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 939

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 939

484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

13% of this provider’s 484 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

56% of this provider’s 484 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

7% of this provider’s 4,446 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

$55 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 1,391 257 S3 1 1
MELOXICAM 757 107 2 14
CARISOPRODOL 710 37 R 3 51
SIMVASTATIN 611 155 4 2
TRAMADOL HCL 574 72 5 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 518 75 R 6 68
OMEPRAZOLE 481 102 7 5
NEXIUM 478 65 8 18
FUROSEMIDE 478 191 8 7
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 468 37 S3 10 116
LISINOPRIL 465 71 11 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 391 40 12 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371 67 13 4
METFORMIN HCL 357 137 14 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314 89 15 23
GABAPENTIN 281 56 16 11
LYRICA 264 16 17 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 250 16 R 18 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 247 90 19 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231 104 20 9
AMOXICILLIN 231 33 20 92
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231 48 20 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 213 65 R 23 38
VENTOLIN HFA 212 0 24 80
PROAIR HFA 210 37 25 41
ATENOLOL 206 39 26 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182 63 27 6
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 182 38 27 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167 0 29 66
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155 27 30 61
MIRTAZAPINE 150 0 31 56
AZITHROMYCIN 149 30 32 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 36 33 12
SPIRIVA 141 30 34 73
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 139 0 35 282
TOPIRAMATE 132 0 36 154
COMBIVENT 132 32 36 120
TIZANIDINE HCL 131 32 38 81
CLOPIDOGREL 127 45 39 28
RANITIDINE HCL 123 34 40 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 22 41 69
SYMBICORT 121 12 41 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 120 33 43 167
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 120 0 43 99
TRAZODONE HCL 113 0 45 26
CARVEDILOL 111 52 46 25
CRESTOR 110 23 47 34
SAVELLA 109 0 48 299
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 107 31 49 188
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 107 24 49 22
MECLIZINE HCL 106 36 51 134
SINGULAIR 106 32 51 101
PLAVIX 104 40 53 48
PREDNISONE 104 21 53 42
CYMBALTA 104 16 53 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 0 56 78
SERTRALINE HCL 101 11 56 24
ESTRADIOL 98 24 R 58 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 12 59 47
GEMFIBROZIL 94 28 59 100
NAPROXEN 93 34 61 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 22 61 64
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 91 0 63 162
OXYCONTIN 84 0 S2 64 161
BYSTOLIC 84 0 64 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 17 66 27
IBUPROFEN 81 0 66 112
CARAFATE 81 18 66 209
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77 12 69 119
BUPROPION XL 75 0 70 179
METHADONE HCL 75 0 S2 70 109
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75 13 S2 70 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 19 70 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 11 74 60
TERAZOSIN HCL 71 23 75 114
PENTOXIFYLLINE 70 44 76 284
METHOCARBAMOL 70 23 R 76 149
FLUCONAZOLE 70 0 76 140
DOXEPIN HCL 70 17 76 214
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 30 S2 76 138
SUCRALFATE 69 12 81 96
MAXALT MLT 68 0 10 82 367
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 19 83 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 16 84 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 20 85 117
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 13 86 172
PAROXETINE HCL 63 0 87 70
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 24 87 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 47 89 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 0 90 43
ALLOPURINOL 59 22 91 31
PREMARIN 59 0 R 91 111
SEROQUEL XR 59 0 91 230
NITROSTAT 58 15 94 204
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55 19 95 13
DIGOXIN 53 26 96 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 39 96 53
GLIPIZIDE 51 33 98 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 13 99 159
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 Aug. 17, 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.