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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 939

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 939

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

11% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,104 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 456 348 1 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 442 199 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 440 343 3 5
LISINOPRIL 380 260 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 377 314 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 376 252 6 9
NAMENDA 364 349 7 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 349 254 8 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 266 207 9 15
SIMVASTATIN 266 174 9 2
MELOXICAM 266 131 9 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251 201 12 6
NEXIUM 248 94 13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245 214 14 21
METFORMIN HCL 216 158 15 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 119 16 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 194 182 17 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 188 160 18 17
GEMFIBROZIL 176 71 19 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 136 20 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172 122 21 10
GALANTAMINE HBR 154 151 22 260
ATENOLOL 154 112 22 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 93 24 43
GABAPENTIN 141 85 25 11
CYMBALTA 140 92 26 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 106 27 27
CARVEDILOL 124 95 28 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 75 29 20
PREDNISONE 119 61 29 42
GLIPIZIDE 118 94 31 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 116 97 32 123
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 115 84 33 180
CLOPIDOGREL 115 81 33 28
LAMOTRIGINE 112 73 35 187
MIRTAZAPINE 104 93 36 56
TRAMADOL HCL 103 63 37 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 102 0 R 38 36
AGGRENOX 101 99 39 153
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 81 40 87
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 99 60 40 162
RISPERIDONE 95 77 42 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 73 43 12
LYRICA 92 60 44 63
LIPITOR 91 48 45 127
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 82 46 53
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82 72 47 102
DIOVAN HCT 81 67 48 74
ENDOCET 79 51 S2 49 148
CRESTOR 79 46 49 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 29 51 47
IBUPROFEN 76 23 51 112
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73 28 S2 53 113
DIGOXIN 69 63 54 45
DETROL LA 69 54 54 155
OLANZAPINE 68 31 56 135
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 30 57 61
AZITHROMYCIN 66 39 58 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 31 59 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 64 60 69
JANUVIA 63 41 61 110
TRAZODONE HCL 63 15 61 26
SERTRALINE HCL 61 61 63 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61 0 63 121
TEKTURNA 59 59 65 317
DIOVAN 57 57 66 50
CARISOPRODOL 56 0 R 67 51
CLONIDINE HCL 56 32 67 39
PAROXETINE HCL 55 0 69 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 32 69 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 51 71 78
TRICOR 51 40 72 143
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 16 R 72 68
PLAVIX 50 43 74 48
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 April 20, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.