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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 939

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 939

723 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

14% of this provider’s 723 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

41% of this provider’s 723 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 27,311 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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 2,114 1,157 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,562 1,133 2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,138 978 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 1,124 965 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 899 667 5 5
LISINOPRIL 872 624 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 744 589 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 682 488 8 8
MELOXICAM 646 454 9 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 630 614 10 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 598 530 11 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 562 453 12 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 545 463 13 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 499 362 14 37
NAMENDA 467 462 15 49
NEXIUM 414 208 16 18
TRAMADOL HCL 413 245 17 16
CARVEDILOL 398 298 18 25
SERTRALINE HCL 392 280 19 24
CARISOPRODOL 388 58 R 20 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 384 281 21 27
GABAPENTIN 376 272 22 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 360 262 23 69
LOVASTATIN 345 280 24 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 343 168 25 20
CLOPIDOGREL 329 247 26 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 323 216 27 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 281 212 28 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272 171 29 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268 246 30 22
ATENOLOL 261 185 31 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 260 232 32 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 200 32 12
LYRICA 260 160 32 63
BUMETANIDE 257 229 35 124
CEPHALEXIN 257 179 35 77
CLONIDINE HCL 250 151 37 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 232 113 R 38 68
FAMOTIDINE 222 154 39 62
PROAIR HFA 220 96 40 41
DIGOXIN 220 189 40 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 219 186 42 78
ALLOPURINOL 218 167 43 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 216 194 44 53
PLAVIX 214 166 45 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 207 107 46 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207 159 46 29
KLOR-CON M20 205 190 48 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 168 49 21
CYMBALTA 193 120 49 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191 137 51 61
AZITHROMYCIN 188 133 52 32
LANTUS 186 146 53 59
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 182 30 S2 54 107
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182 137 54 13
CILOSTAZOL 178 146 56 219
MEGESTROL ACETATE 177 164 R 57 136
RANITIDINE HCL 172 107 58 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 164 111 R 59 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 161 111 60 65
PAROXETINE HCL 157 74 61 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 116 62 43
RISPERIDONE 154 75 63 82
NOVOLIN R 154 124 63 217
NABUMETONE 150 88 65 152
PREDNISONE 149 91 66 42
MIRTAZAPINE 148 84 67 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 147 121 68 117
BUSPIRONE HCL 144 54 69 123
ESTRADIOL 139 49 R 70 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 136 116 71 126
SEROQUEL 136 111 71 139
PREMARIN 135 105 R 73 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134 121 74 57
GLIPIZIDE 133 103 75 52
FENTANYL 133 119 S2 75 104
SINGULAIR 131 75 77 101
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 69 S2 78 138
DIOVAN 130 118 78 50
ZETIA 126 97 80 103
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 126 42 R 80 36
SEROQUEL XR 124 123 82 230
TERAZOSIN HCL 124 83 82 114
SPIRIVA 122 88 84 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 121 109 85 125
ADVAIR DISKUS 120 69 86 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 116 73 87 99
VENTOLIN HFA 116 64 87 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 110 54 89 81
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 108 39 S2 90 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 95 91 121
DILTIAZEM ER 106 74 92 94
CELEBREX 104 80 93 106
RAMIPRIL 104 76 93 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 98 95 55
TRAZODONE HCL 99 61 96 26
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 98 70 97 144
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97 62 98 130
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96 53 99 172
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 71 100 64
SUCRALFATE 95 71 100 96
AMOXICILLIN 92 74 102 92
AMIODARONE HCL 92 81 102 160
BYSTOLIC 89 54 104 132
HUMULIN R 89 73 104 308
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 83 104 86
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86 80 107 108
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 86 84 107 171
GEMFIBROZIL 85 51 109 100
NITROSTAT 84 51 110 204
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 84 110 102
CEFPROZIL 84 60 110 213
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 46 113 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81 43 114 95
NYSTATIN 80 59 115 174
VENLAFAXINE HCL 78 25 116 159
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 70 117 23
SAVELLA 76 17 118 299
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 57 119 150
COMBIVENT 75 53 119 120
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73 46 121 194
ACYCLOVIR 73 39 121 292
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 73 68 121 180
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 57 124 71
NOVOLOG 71 53 125 145
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70 64 R 126 98
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 49 127 33
IBUPROFEN 69 54 127 112
FLUCONAZOLE 68 34 129 140
TRICOR 66 48 130 143
CRESTOR 66 41 130 34
QUINAPRIL HCL 64 52 132 133
MECLIZINE HCL 63 49 133 134
LEXAPRO 62 43 134 201
NAPROXEN 61 44 135 72
LIDOCAINE HCL 60 59 136 223
ENDOCET 60 28 S2 136 148
VERAPAMIL ER 58 33 138 85
OXYCONTIN 58 0 S2 138 161
CEFTRIAXONE 57 56 140 197
LIPITOR 56 47 141 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 36 141 167
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 38 143 84
TOPIRAMATE 55 39 143 154
VESICARE 53 46 145 202
PROPAFENONE HCL 53 53 145 345
MUPIROCIN 52 34 147 185
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 12 R 147 175
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 38 149 253
NITROFURANTOIN 51 36 149 279
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51 50 149 178
NOVOLIN N 51 39 149 271
JANUVIA 51 23 149 110
NADOLOL 50 19 154 281
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 28 154 97
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.