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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 939

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 939

728 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 728 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 728 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 13,685 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 21%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,059 643 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 985 378 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 974 507 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 743 527 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 698 446 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 674 481 6 4
OMEPRAZOLE 593 364 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 543 372 8 10
CLONIDINE HCL 464 258 9 39
METFORMIN HCL 434 278 10 8
NEXIUM 431 177 11 18
GABAPENTIN 389 244 12 11
TRAMADOL HCL 322 157 13 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 190 14 12
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 284 219 R 15 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276 207 16 13
IBUPROFEN 268 120 17 112
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264 185 18 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259 113 19 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256 197 20 21
ATENOLOL 256 181 20 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221 147 22 27
MELOXICAM 215 122 23 14
CLOPIDOGREL 197 116 24 28
RANITIDINE HCL 196 141 25 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 139 26 22
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 191 135 27 33
AMOXICILLIN 179 99 28 92
TRAZODONE HCL 177 69 29 26
NAPROXEN 174 77 30 72
ALLOPURINOL 173 133 31 31
PLAVIX 173 106 31 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 173 113 31 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 160 47 R 34 36
SERTRALINE HCL 153 78 35 24
PROAIR HFA 152 66 36 41
METHOCARBAMOL 143 29 R 37 149
DIOVAN 141 113 38 50
GUANFACINE HCL 139 80 R 39 270
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137 84 40 53
SPIRIVA 137 63 40 73
CARVEDILOL 132 88 42 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130 70 43 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124 45 R 44 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 121 40 45 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117 71 46 130
GEMFIBROZIL 116 56 47 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 68 48 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 49 48 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112 19 R 48 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 112 53 48 81
ZETIA 110 83 52 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 59 53 23
VESICARE 102 73 54 202
EVISTA 98 86 55 122
JANUVIA 98 67 55 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95 77 57 126
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95 81 57 29
NASONEX 95 47 57 247
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 90 84 R 60 210
LANTUS 89 34 61 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 74 62 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85 30 63 84
QUINAPRIL HCL 84 84 64 133
VENTOLIN HFA 84 28 64 80
WELCHOL 83 50 66 302
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 53 67 60
NIASPAN 82 38 67 183
CELEBREX 82 72 67 106
FENOFIBRATE 81 48 70 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 24 71 128
LEVETIRACETAM 72 24 72 170
DIOVAN HCT 71 35 73 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 70 74 58
CYMBALTA 70 27 74 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 68 76 37
ESTRADIOL 67 45 R 77 79
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67 45 77 115
SINGULAIR 66 43 79 101
MINOXIDIL 65 15 80 372
RISPERIDONE 65 27 80 82
RAMIPRIL 62 24 82 91
TRICOR 62 34 82 143
ACTOS 60 42 84 141
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 33 84 119
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 34 86 78
SUCRALFATE 58 40 87 96
PREDNISONE 58 40 87 42
SYNTHROID 57 54 89 75
GLIPIZIDE 56 36 90 52
CRESTOR 56 36 90 34
LYRICA 55 24 92 63
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 28 R 93 175
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 53 21 94 397
BYSTOLIC 52 38 95 132
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 16 R 95 206
SYMBICORT 51 16 97 137
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 34 97 61
PAROXETINE HCL 51 23 97 70
DIGOXIN 50 28 100 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 33 100 121
DILTIAZEM ER 50 36 100 94
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 Feb. 22, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.