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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 939

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 939

868 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

18% of this provider’s 868 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 868 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 26,823 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

38 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,317 1,095 1 7
LISINOPRIL 1,181 971 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,117 890 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,063 872 4 4
TRAZODONE HCL 1,061 896 5 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,042 866 6 9
NAMENDA 888 841 7 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 858 825 8 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 739 671 9 15
MIRTAZAPINE 687 668 10 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 678 628 11 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 635 569 12 10
SIMVASTATIN 557 501 13 2
GABAPENTIN 535 392 14 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 451 15 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 472 432 16 69
OMEPRAZOLE 452 317 17 5
SERTRALINE HCL 409 332 18 24
LANTUS 344 289 19 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 344 246 19 95
METFORMIN HCL 330 255 21 8
RISPERIDONE 317 299 22 82
NOVOLOG 314 259 23 145
CYMBALTA 301 187 24 44
FENTANYL 296 255 S2 25 104
ATENOLOL 282 217 26 19
CARVEDILOL 268 217 27 25
DIGOXIN 263 255 28 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236 198 29 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 223 199 30 61
TRAMADOL HCL 211 184 31 16
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 200 173 32 102
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 199 134 S2 33 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197 152 34 13
MELOXICAM 196 142 35 14
ABILIFY 194 133 36 156
LEVOFLOXACIN 193 159 37 86
HUMALOG 188 177 38 215
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 187 159 39 171
OXYCODONE HCL 187 104 S2 39 67
CLOPIDOGREL 184 155 41 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183 159 42 40
SEROQUEL 182 162 43 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 172 109 44 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 153 45 21
GLIPIZIDE 167 146 45 52
TORSEMIDE 163 129 47 184
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 161 147 48 128
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159 120 49 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156 104 50 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL 153 125 51 159
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 150 118 52 64
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 86 S2 53 138
AZITHROMYCIN 144 118 54 32
DIOVAN 142 140 55 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 142 79 55 47
CEPHALEXIN 141 118 57 77
EXELON 136 131 58 151
FAMOTIDINE 134 89 59 62
GALANTAMINE HBR 132 132 60 260
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131 88 61 121
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 116 62 12
LEVETIRACETAM 128 75 63 170
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 103 64 53
PLAVIX 124 110 65 48
BACLOFEN 124 58 65 157
FINASTERIDE 124 119 65 131
SPIRIVA 123 95 68 73
NEXIUM 120 79 69 18
NYSTATIN 120 100 69 174
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 109 71 22
CLONIDINE HCL 116 94 72 39
LYRICA 114 68 73 63
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113 80 74 99
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 112 82 75 146
LEVEMIR 109 91 76 168
SYMBICORT 109 86 76 137
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 93 78 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 102 79 79 123
SYNTHROID 101 90 80 75
AGGRENOX 100 80 81 153
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 96 45 82 297
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 90 41 83 306
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89 89 84 126
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 59 R 85 36
OXYCONTIN 85 40 S2 86 161
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 62 86 144
PREDNISONE 84 78 88 42
LITHIUM CARBONATE 83 38 89 234
LEXAPRO 82 73 90 201
OLANZAPINE 81 78 91 135
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 80 91 130
CLOZAPINE 79 0 93 203
HALOPERIDOL 78 47 94 169
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 45 R 94 38
PAROXETINE HCL 78 37 94 70
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 45 R 94 68
MORPHINE SULFATE 76 66 S2 98 186
AMIODARONE HCL 76 76 98 160
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 69 100 114
GEODON 74 45 100 363
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 62 100 178
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 71 103 29
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 70 46 104 334
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67 64 105 162
BYSTOLIC 65 53 106 132
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 57 106 33
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 54 108 150
ALLOPURINOL 63 55 109 31
RANITIDINE HCL 63 24 109 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 50 111 60
CEFTRIAXONE 59 46 112 197
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 59 28 S2 112 208
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 55 112 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 53 115 71
LACTULOSE 57 27 116 195
FLUCONAZOLE 56 42 117 140
VENTOLIN HFA 56 28 117 80
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 55 47 R 119 175
NITROSTAT 55 50 119 204
DILANTIN 55 34 119 324
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 40 122 57
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 43 123 189
CALCIUM ACETATE 52 42 123 398
MUPIROCIN 51 33 125 185
ONDANSETRON HCL 50 37 126 291
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 Oct. 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.