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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 939

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 939

452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

49% of this provider’s 452 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

55% of this provider’s 452 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 4,658 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 1,789 323 S3 1 1
CARISOPRODOL 984 36 R 2 51
OXYCODONE HCL 920 194 S2 3 67
GABAPENTIN 560 90 4 11
IMIPRAMINE HCL 364 42 R 5 236
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 339 36 6 20
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 310 49 S2 7 113
TRAMADOL HCL 265 74 8 16
ENDOCET 259 37 S2 9 148
FUROSEMIDE 255 82 10 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 254 113 11 4
SIMVASTATIN 253 93 12 2
OMEPRAZOLE 242 56 13 5
LISINOPRIL 206 78 14 3
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 198 27 R 15 36
CYMBALTA 198 16 15 44
NEXIUM 183 32 17 18
TRAZODONE HCL 181 56 18 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 177 18 R 19 68
ROPINIROLE HCL 173 23 20 78
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 169 20 S2 21 107
METHADONE HCL 166 27 S2 22 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 161 36 23 15
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161 56 S2 23 138
METFORMIN HCL 157 59 25 8
FENTANYL 146 12 S2 26 104
OXYCONTIN 141 25 S2 27 161
RANITIDINE HCL 141 82 27 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 139 34 29 81
MORPHINE SULFATE 133 32 S2 30 186
FAMOTIDINE 132 48 31 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 128 52 32 6
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 126 43 33 93
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 113 33 S3 34 116
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112 43 35 9
SERTRALINE HCL 109 22 36 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 81 37 13
SULINDAC 108 15 37 226
LYRICA 106 26 39 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 38 39 12
PROAIR HFA 105 24 41 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104 54 42 10
LOVASTATIN 101 43 43 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 20 R 43 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 100 43 45 17
CLONIDINE HCL 94 0 46 39
ESTRADIOL 89 15 R 47 79
DIGOXIN 88 84 48 45
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 83 16 S2 49 208
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 46 49 64
BACLOFEN 80 20 51 157
ATENOLOL 80 25 51 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 21 51 47
LANTUS 75 41 54 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73 48 55 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 40 56 53
CHLORZOXAZONE 68 0 R 57 249
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 22 57 65
MELOXICAM 67 24 59 14
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 27 60 217
MIRTAZAPINE 64 41 61 56
ABILIFY 64 0 61 156
CARVEDILOL 60 46 63 25
PREMARIN 60 45 R 63 111
GLIPIZIDE 59 47 65 52
SINGULAIR 59 12 65 101
CELEBREX 55 19 67 106
IBUPROFEN 52 0 68 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51 22 69 22
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 51 0 69 402
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 14 71 61
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 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.