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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 939

$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 939

782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

1% of this provider’s 782 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 782 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 12,373 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 706 487 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 671 517 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 662 454 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 564 390 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 555 272 S3 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 549 418 6 6
FUROSEMIDE 546 413 7 7
GABAPENTIN 486 291 8 11
METFORMIN HCL 419 262 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 382 265 10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356 213 11 12
ATENOLOL 329 216 12 19
GLIPIZIDE 318 211 13 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306 200 14 10
AZITHROMYCIN 273 175 15 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 265 176 16 15
CEPHALEXIN 257 185 17 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 235 200 18 17
LANTUS 222 166 19 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 214 59 R 20 36
TRAMADOL HCL 213 131 21 16
FAMOTIDINE 205 120 22 62
NEXIUM 191 74 23 18
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 188 127 24 118
CLOPIDOGREL 179 128 25 28
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 167 93 26 84
KLOR-CON M20 165 140 27 90
PROAIR HFA 157 103 28 41
SERTRALINE HCL 148 96 29 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144 93 30 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 97 31 21
TRAZODONE HCL 133 54 32 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 91 33 43
FINASTERIDE 129 129 33 131
MELOXICAM 128 82 35 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 120 68 R 36 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 90 37 54
VENTOLIN HFA 119 76 37 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 95 37 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118 61 40 93
CARVEDILOL 118 110 40 25
SUCRALFATE 115 81 42 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115 90 42 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 109 44 30
PLAVIX 107 78 45 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL 105 66 46 159
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 34 47 23
TERAZOSIN HCL 102 88 48 114
DIOVAN 101 93 49 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 61 50 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 68 51 37
CLONIDINE HCL 94 68 52 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92 73 53 188
PAROXETINE HCL 84 54 54 70
RANITIDINE HCL 84 43 54 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 55 54 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 22 57 47
SOTALOL 82 64 57 252
MUPIROCIN 82 55 57 185
PREDNISONE 81 72 60 42
DIGOXIN 78 68 61 45
CYMBALTA 78 31 61 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 50 63 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 37 64 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 49 65 61
RISPERIDONE 69 46 66 82
ALLOPURINOL 67 50 67 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 59 67 29
JANUVIA 66 23 69 110
LOVASTATIN 65 54 70 46
SINGULAIR 64 17 71 101
RAMIPRIL 62 47 72 91
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 59 49 R 73 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 55 73 86
BYSTOLIC 55 41 75 132
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 32 76 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 43 77 126
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 33 77 128
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 Dec. 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.