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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,705Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 939

$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 139 out of 939

554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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 554 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 554 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 15,978 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 912 836 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 715 669 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 497 406 3 5
LISINOPRIL 480 445 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 437 402 5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 408 306 S3 6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 356 323 7 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341 308 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 333 269 9 8
GABAPENTIN 331 242 10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 274 11 15
CLONIDINE HCL 315 239 12 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 285 13 10
ALLOPURINOL 293 258 14 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276 246 15 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 261 214 16 37
INDAPAMIDE 257 250 17 173
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244 226 18 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 211 19 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 233 193 19 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218 171 21 13
CLOPIDOGREL 218 199 21 28
ATENOLOL 215 175 23 19
SERTRALINE HCL 212 196 24 24
AZITHROMYCIN 210 179 25 32
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 208 176 26 181
TRAMADOL HCL 203 158 27 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201 183 28 21
FUROSEMIDE 197 197 29 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182 156 30 27
DILTIAZEM ER 172 166 31 94
RANITIDINE HCL 158 107 32 35
PREDNISONE 151 132 33 42
PAROXETINE HCL 146 146 34 70
PLAVIX 146 142 34 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 108 36 23
PRENATAL PLUS 139 115 37 246
TRAZODONE HCL 139 118 37 26
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134 134 39 115
NEXIUM 128 104 40 18
SULINDAC 128 119 40 226
PREMARIN 128 105 R 40 111
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119 119 43 40
LIPITOR 118 117 44 127
BUMETANIDE 115 80 45 124
LANTUS 113 72 46 59
CHLORZOXAZONE 113 97 R 46 249
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 93 48 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107 65 R 48 38
DIOVAN 104 81 50 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 81 51 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 51 30
CRESTOR 99 88 53 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96 92 54 93
MECLIZINE HCL 95 87 55 134
INSULIN SYRINGE 93 57 56 97
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 69 57 12
MELOXICAM 91 72 57 14
CEFADROXIL 88 78 59 251
SYNTHROID 81 75 60 75
DIGOXIN 78 66 61 45
DIOVAN HCT 75 48 62 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 65 63 64
NIFEDIPINE ER 71 53 64 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 70 65 121
RAMIPRIL 70 70 65 91
NAPROXEN 69 40 67 72
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 57 67 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 68 67 53
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 65 70 194
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 62 71 54
NAMENDA 66 66 71 49
FLUNISOLIDE 66 53 71 371
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 65 R 74 136
METOLAZONE 64 60 75 181
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 63 76 33
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 45 76 192
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 63 76 108
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 60 76 86
CHLORTHALIDONE 62 58 80 165
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 58 81 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 43 81 61
FAMOTIDINE 60 46 83 62
GLYBURIDE 59 48 R 84 89
XOPENEX HFA 54 29 85 245
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 48 86 180
SUCRALFATE 52 51 87 96
CEFPROZIL 50 46 88 213
CYMBALTA 50 40 88 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 45 88 47
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.