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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,962Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 939

$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 129 out of 939

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

11% of this provider’s 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

43% of this provider’s 424 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 7,916 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

$47 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,143 506 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 484 279 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 421 185 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 390 228 4 7
LISINOPRIL 382 190 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 367 202 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342 203 7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 337 201 8 9
GABAPENTIN 334 163 9 11
NEXIUM 295 137 10 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 160 11 15
ATENOLOL 256 135 12 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 208 97 13 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 208 157 13 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 126 15 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 141 16 10
AZITHROMYCIN 185 91 17 32
PROAIR HFA 180 84 18 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 167 28 R 19 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 162 102 20 17
GLIPIZIDE 147 83 21 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145 74 22 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 100 23 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 142 69 24 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 90 24 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133 75 R 26 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 79 27 78
CLOPIDOGREL 112 108 28 28
SERTRALINE HCL 110 48 29 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 63 30 55
TRAZODONE HCL 104 47 31 26
CEPHALEXIN 104 50 31 77
CARVEDILOL 99 48 33 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 46 34 54
VENTOLIN HFA 97 23 35 80
OXYCODONE HCL 96 22 S2 36 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 66 37 22
CYMBALTA 94 24 37 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 15 R 39 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88 40 39 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 59 39 57
LYRICA 87 61 42 63
CARISOPRODOL 86 16 R 43 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 74 44 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 60 44 29
RANITIDINE HCL 82 25 46 35
PLAVIX 82 73 46 48
DIOVAN 82 55 46 50
SPIRIVA 82 29 46 73
MELOXICAM 78 40 50 14
FENOFIBRATE 78 31 50 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 55 52 21
CELEBREX 75 26 53 106
ZETIA 71 37 54 103
DILTIAZEM ER 70 45 55 94
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69 20 S3 56 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 38 56 43
LOVASTATIN 68 51 58 46
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 39 59 177
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 21 59 125
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 20 61 66
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 0 S2 61 107
AMOXICILLIN 59 32 61 92
TRAMADOL HCL 58 23 64 16
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 37 65 33
PREMARIN 55 18 R 66 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 25 67 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 15 67 60
DETROL LA 52 48 67 155
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 27 S2 70 138
DIOVAN HCT 50 31 70 74
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 Jan. 11, 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.