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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 939

$716K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 121 out of 939

451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

3% of this provider’s 451 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 451 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 13,511 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
SIMVASTATIN 886 767 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 576 519 2 5
METFORMIN HCL 519 442 3 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 437 361 4 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 428 408 5 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417 385 6 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 400 329 7 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 379 257 S3 8 1
FUROSEMIDE 365 319 9 7
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352 306 10 10 192
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 341 299 11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322 290 12 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 234 191 13 65
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227 203 14 9
MELOXICAM 226 207 15 14
LISINOPRIL 216 183 16 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202 172 17 13
CLONIDINE HCL 197 158 18 39
CARVEDILOL 196 174 19 25
FENOFIBRATE 191 140 20 83
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 171 21 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 172 170 22 40
DIOVAN HCT 171 145 23 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 169 147 R 24 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 146 25 22
DIGOXIN 161 137 26 45
CRESTOR 159 147 27 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 138 28 20
LOVASTATIN 154 122 29 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 147 126 30 102
SERTRALINE HCL 136 136 31 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 132 128 32 17
CLOPIDOGREL 129 93 33 28
VERAPAMIL ER 128 105 34 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 114 35 23
ATENOLOL 115 115 36 19
EVISTA 112 112 37 122
GEMFIBROZIL 105 81 38 100
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 93 38 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 102 40 15
PROAIR HFA 103 78 41 41
GLIPIZIDE 101 95 42 52
PLAVIX 99 81 43 48
ALLOPURINOL 94 94 44 31
DETROL LA 93 71 45 155
JANUVIA 84 69 46 110
TRAZODONE HCL 83 51 47 26
KLOR-CON M20 82 73 48 90
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 80 49 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 78 50 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79 67 50 253
NITROSTAT 72 67 52 204
LABETALOL HCL 71 53 53 198
TRAMADOL HCL 69 61 54 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 63 55 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 64 56 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 57 56 61
GABAPENTIN 63 43 58 11
ZETIA 63 63 58 103
TRICOR 60 52 60 143
LANTUS 59 51 61 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 58 62 66
RAMIPRIL 57 53 63 91
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 44 64 99
CELEBREX 56 56 64 106
MIRTAZAPINE 56 44 64 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 54 67 78
PREMARIN 53 38 R 68 111
DILTIAZEM ER 53 43 68 94
SPIRIVA 50 28 70 73
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 June 17, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.