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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 51

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 51

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

3% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,728 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 659 528 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 593 516 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 559 498 3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 488 431 4 8
LISINOPRIL 433 367 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 321 261 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 263 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271 234 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 250 241 9 19
GABAPENTIN 248 200 10 11
OMEPRAZOLE 223 168 11 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 173 12 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 147 13 16
SERTRALINE HCL 170 133 14 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 118 15 12
NAMENDA 164 160 16 56
METFORMIN HCL 153 100 17 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 123 18 66
TRAMADOL HCL 142 98 19 15
AZITHROMYCIN 137 111 20 25
CARVEDILOL 128 103 21 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 119 21 62
NEXIUM 126 83 23 20
ALLOPURINOL 121 113 24 24
PAROXETINE HCL 120 96 25 74
MELOXICAM 117 89 26 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 89 27 23
MIRTAZAPINE 108 108 28 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 61 29 21
TRAZODONE HCL 105 70 30 32
GLIPIZIDE 105 88 30 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 82 32 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 96 R 33 39
DIOVAN 97 78 34 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 81 35 47
DIGOXIN 89 89 36 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 82 36 26
ATENOLOL 89 83 36 17
LANTUS 89 61 36 105
PREDNISONE 88 81 40 41
LYRICA 87 64 41 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 55 42 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 57 43 50
CLOPIDOGREL 78 74 43 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 77 45 73
RANITIDINE HCL 75 57 46 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 60 47 40
VERAPAMIL ER 73 58 48 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 54 48 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 69 50 70
METOLAZONE 69 69 51 112
GLIPIZIDE ER 68 59 52 48
LOVASTATIN 68 46 52 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 61 54 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 58 55 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63 46 56 181
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 47 57 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 60 58 148
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 49 58 131
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 41 60 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 34 61 43
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 46 R 62 91
CITALOPRAM HBR 56 42 63 18
ESTRADIOL 55 44 R 64 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 52 64 22
NITROFURANTOIN 55 41 64 204
SPIRIVA 54 54 67 85
CLONIDINE HCL 54 50 67 31
FAMOTIDINE 53 30 69 146
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 40 70 153
PLAVIX 52 52 70 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 48 70 97
CRESTOR 51 40 73 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 51 73 96
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 51 73 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 50 76 216
DILTIAZEM ER 50 50 76 118
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 Jan. 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.