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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,344Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 939

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 939

629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%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

9% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 629 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,692 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 649 358 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 558 422 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 510 405 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 484 371 4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 434 330 5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 401 288 6 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 389 254 7 69
SIMVASTATIN 377 317 8 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 346 287 9 12
GABAPENTIN 342 208 10 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 326 303 11 17
CARVEDILOL 318 233 12 25
LISINOPRIL 315 218 13 3
ATENOLOL 269 205 14 19
METFORMIN HCL 258 186 15 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232 192 16 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 171 17 15
PREDNISONE 227 153 17 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 214 148 19 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 214 155 19 95
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196 144 21 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 157 22 21
NAMENDA 183 171 23 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 119 24 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 122 25 27
OLANZAPINE 150 135 26 135
TRAMADOL HCL 150 92 26 16
CLONIDINE HCL 147 98 28 39
GLYBURIDE 147 105 R 28 89
TRAZODONE HCL 141 58 30 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 140 127 31 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 132 111 32 71
MIRTAZAPINE 124 111 33 56
LANTUS 119 52 34 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115 90 35 65
CLOPIDOGREL 115 70 35 28
SEROQUEL 111 76 37 139
SERTRALINE HCL 109 70 38 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 50 39 60
CYMBALTA 105 58 40 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 83 41 54
MELOXICAM 101 69 42 14
FENTANYL 99 51 S2 43 104
FLUOXETINE HCL 98 52 44 47
JANUVIA 96 58 45 110
IBUPROFEN 92 52 46 112
RANITIDINE HCL 90 83 47 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 14 R 48 36
NEXIUM 88 57 49 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 83 50 40
RISPERIDONE 83 47 51 82
RAMIPRIL 82 60 52 91
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 68 52 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 30 R 52 68
GEMFIBROZIL 81 42 55 100
DIGOXIN 80 72 56 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 69 56 61
PLAVIX 80 61 56 48
SPIRIVA 79 36 59 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79 59 59 125
AMIODARONE HCL 78 78 61 160
DIOVAN 78 76 61 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 49 61 121
ESTRADIOL 76 44 R 64 79
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 49 65 20
FAMOTIDINE 72 43 66 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71 24 67 146
CELEBREX 71 33 67 106
PAROXETINE HCL 69 59 69 70
ALLOPURINOL 68 52 70 31
CEPHALEXIN 67 49 71 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 40 71 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65 36 73 119
NOVOLOG 65 38 73 145
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 43 75 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 44 76 99
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 25 76 81
LYRICA 62 37 78 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 42 79 23
HALOPERIDOL 60 26 79 169
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 16 R 79 38
NAPROXEN 60 44 79 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 31 83 43
PROAIR HFA 57 43 84 41
FLUCONAZOLE 55 36 85 140
GLIPIZIDE 55 38 85 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 40 85 57
SYNTHROID 54 52 88 75
COMBIVENT 54 27 88 120
SUCRALFATE 53 34 90 96
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 37 90 33
SYMBICORT 53 24 90 137
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 40 90 66
DILTIAZEM HCL 52 42 94 217
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 36 95 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 49 96 102
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 18 96 97
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 Dec. 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.