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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,448Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 939

$848K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 939

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

15% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 477 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 7,705 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 714 235 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 461 284 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461 247 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 383 230 4 5
LISINOPRIL 354 233 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 298 211 6 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 161 7 15
SIMVASTATIN 286 230 8 2
CARISOPRODOL 256 27 R 9 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248 69 10 20
GABAPENTIN 246 119 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 246 129 11 8
NEXIUM 224 98 13 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 201 151 14 17
TRAMADOL HCL 169 87 15 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162 95 16 13
RANITIDINE HCL 162 109 16 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160 134 18 6
SERTRALINE HCL 151 55 19 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 148 52 20 78
CARVEDILOL 144 99 21 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 59 22 27
PROAIR HFA 128 58 23 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128 70 23 10
OXYCODONE HCL 126 29 S2 25 67
AZITHROMYCIN 126 71 25 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 124 0 S2 27 107
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 124 13 R 27 36
ATENOLOL 118 35 29 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 54 30 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 41 31 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111 89 R 32 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 62 33 12
TRICOR 102 42 34 143
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 75 34 86
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 48 36 22
CLOPIDOGREL 97 74 37 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96 25 R 38 68
PREDNISONE 95 81 39 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 61 40 29
DIGOXIN 93 72 40 45
MELOXICAM 88 45 42 14
SPIRIVA 85 46 43 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 61 43 53
NAMENDA 84 84 45 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 47 46 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 59 47 54
CYMBALTA 78 18 48 44
DIOVAN 75 69 49 50
LANTUS 73 23 50 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 64 50 66
PLAVIX 69 56 52 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 53 52 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 0 S2 54 138
CELEBREX 68 52 54 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 68 65 54 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 43 57 23
ZETIA 65 37 58 103
GLIPIZIDE 64 32 59 52
ENDOCET 64 0 S2 59 148
AMOXICILLIN 63 29 61 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 62 12 62 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 23 63 64
ALLOPURINOL 60 20 64 31
LYRICA 60 42 64 63
CEPHALEXIN 59 35 66 77
LOVAZA 59 43 66 191
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 22 68 93
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 27 69 60
CLONIDINE HCL 55 22 70 39
NAPROXEN 55 28 70 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 43 72 33
SINGULAIR 52 29 73 101
TRAZODONE HCL 51 13 74 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 35 75 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 37 75 40
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 June 15, 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.