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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 252

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 252

748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

4% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 748 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 18,654 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 963 808 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 939 684 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 781 574 3 6
LISINOPRIL 752 538 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 703 606 5 8
ATENOLOL 643 440 6 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 629 491 7 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 533 416 8 25
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 445 338 R 9 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 419 348 10 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379 261 S3 11 5
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 370 239 12 148
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 369 275 13 12
METFORMIN HCL 362 251 14 9
MELOXICAM 332 215 15 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325 276 16 1
PREDNISONE 325 240 16 42
CLOPIDOGREL 320 264 18 29
GLIPIZIDE ER 312 265 19 90
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309 238 20 16
CRESTOR 281 225 21 34
CARVEDILOL 272 221 22 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 265 195 23 32
GABAPENTIN 262 181 24 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 208 25 14
NIFEDIPINE ER 245 206 26 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244 192 27 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 191 27 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 244 179 27 61
VERAPAMIL ER 216 175 30 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 215 173 31 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 191 32 49
RAMIPRIL 209 169 33 71
ALLOPURINOL 208 169 34 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 207 150 35 134
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 135 36 19
LYRICA 201 108 37 66
CLONIDINE HCL 198 168 38 35
NEXIUM 196 127 39 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 169 40 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 190 137 41 15
PLAVIX 190 157 41 43
SPIRIVA 185 132 43 68
TRAMADOL HCL 176 95 44 17
DIGOXIN 164 157 45 44
DIOVAN 164 146 45 38
DIOVAN HCT 154 123 47 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 151 116 R 48 46
FINASTERIDE 146 122 49 115
GEMFIBROZIL 139 78 50 98
GLIMEPIRIDE 135 101 51 40
ACTOS 133 107 52 135
RANITIDINE HCL 119 61 53 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 116 54 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116 77 54 60
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 112 64 S3 56 233
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 92 57 63
CYMBALTA 103 65 58 45
BUMETANIDE 101 77 59 139
GLIPIZIDE XL 101 95 59 237
LANTUS 100 50 61 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 83 62 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 96 35 63 103
RISPERIDONE 93 75 64 81
COMBIVENT 90 63 65 123
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 49 66 93
SERTRALINE HCL 88 77 67 27
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86 45 68 110
COLCRYS 84 80 69 238
CILOSTAZOL 83 77 70 203
GLIPIZIDE 83 62 70 52
ZETIA 83 70 70 97
METHADONE HCL 79 27 S2 73 161
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 69 74 53
GLYBURIDE 76 74 R 75 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 74 75 95
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 70 77 24
AVODART 75 65 77 187
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 57 77 72
KLOR-CON 10 73 50 80 146
TRAZODONE HCL 73 50 80 31
KLOR-CON M20 73 38 80 69
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 55 83 67
HUMULIN 70-30 71 53 84 209
DETROL LA 71 50 84 178
PAROXETINE HCL 71 53 84 75
AZITHROMYCIN 70 44 87 37
SYMBICORT 70 55 87 137
KLOR-CON M10 70 51 87 152
LEVETIRACETAM 69 20 90 131
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66 43 91 118
VENTOLIN HFA 64 55 92 102
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 48 93 33
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62 46 R 93 281
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 39 93 181
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 56 96 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59 47 97 113
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 47 97 80
QUINAPRIL HCL 59 52 97 120
AGGRENOX 57 57 100 168
NAMENDA 57 57 100 41
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 55 102 73
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 103 142
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 54 22 104 273
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 41 105 36
MECLIZINE HCL 50 45 106 136
METHOCARBAMOL 50 34 R 106 159
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.