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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 161

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 161

740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 740 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,086 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
OMEPRAZOLE 815 665 1 4
LISINOPRIL 712 641 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 637 547 S3 3 1
GABAPENTIN 609 475 4 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 602 495 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 600 440 6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579 494 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 572 506 8 9
FUROSEMIDE 558 497 9 5
METFORMIN HCL 458 317 10 19
RANITIDINE HCL 417 297 11 38
TRAZODONE HCL 388 252 12 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388 307 12 21
SIMVASTATIN 382 329 14 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 377 306 15 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 371 301 16 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 369 266 17 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364 250 18 14
MIRTAZAPINE 362 348 19 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 341 245 20 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 339 294 21 68
CRESTOR 322 253 22 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 311 179 23 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 307 268 24 12
TRAMADOL HCL 304 266 25 28
LOVASTATIN 301 270 26 78
PROAIR HFA 287 154 27 71
GLIPIZIDE 241 176 28 59
LANTUS 232 131 29 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 231 185 30 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 186 31 18
MELOXICAM 222 148 32 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 211 207 33 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 205 160 34 63
ATENOLOL 174 139 35 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169 132 36 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 169 95 36 130
LIPITOR 159 123 38 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 155 55 R 39 53
SPIRIVA 155 126 39 32
NEXIUM 154 71 41 22
TRICOR 151 74 42 166
CYMBALTA 149 118 43 41
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 145 129 44 110
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142 126 45 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 139 105 46 113
KETOCONAZOLE 138 101 47 177
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132 87 48 128
ALLOPURINOL 126 62 49 66
SINGULAIR 124 78 50 119
SERTRALINE HCL 119 84 51 37
NAMENDA 117 117 52 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 91 53 106
CLOPIDOGREL 116 105 53 13
CARVEDILOL 115 106 55 8
NOVOLOG 112 34 56 255
DIOVAN 111 86 57 50
NIFEDIPINE ER 108 108 58 83
PLAVIX 108 96 58 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 62 60 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 74 61 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88 68 62 162
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 50 63 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 71 R 63 45
CLONIDINE HCL 86 77 65 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 86 55 65 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 82 67 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 75 67 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 68 67 55
NAPROXEN 81 42 70 162
LEVETIRACETAM 80 66 71 74
QUINAPRIL HCL 80 67 71 235
GLIPIZIDE ER 78 59 73 94
DILTIAZEM ER 77 51 74 117
KLOR-CON 10 77 77 74 215
JANUMET 76 63 76 235
RAMIPRIL 76 21 76 72
PREDNISONE 75 72 78 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72 72 79 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 71 46 80 57
JANUVIA 69 43 81 172
VENTOLIN HFA 69 44 81 122
AZITHROMYCIN 69 52 81 97
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 62 84 109
DIGOXIN 68 58 84 25
LIDODERM 67 42 86 237
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63 62 87 239
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 34 88 190
COMBIVENT 61 34 89 181
TOPIRAMATE 61 15 89 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 61 38 89 152
XOPENEX HFA 60 41 92 312
LYRICA 59 53 93 79
MECLIZINE HCL 58 57 94 183
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 54 94 191
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 45 96 62
GLYBURIDE 55 37 R 97 196
DIOVAN HCT 53 35 98 65
PEN NEEDLE 53 38 98 199
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 40 S2 100 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 47 100 138
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50 24 102 338
FAMOTIDINE 50 27 102 80
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.