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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 939

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 939

609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

6% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 609 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 11,151 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 798 379 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 723 449 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 673 530 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 569 330 4 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 504 335 5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 421 306 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355 275 7 6
GABAPENTIN 349 247 8 11
FUROSEMIDE 334 245 9 7
MELOXICAM 324 208 10 14
SIMVASTATIN 322 258 11 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 306 206 12 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289 228 13 21
ATENOLOL 289 243 13 19
NEXIUM 281 170 15 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279 220 16 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 275 175 17 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274 231 18 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 195 19 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233 178 20 9
CARISOPRODOL 198 33 R 21 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 172 22 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 173 23 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 137 24 10
CRESTOR 169 114 25 34
CYMBALTA 140 85 26 44
TRAMADOL HCL 140 58 26 16
DIOVAN 129 104 28 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 67 29 61
CARVEDILOL 128 84 29 25
DIOVAN HCT 127 83 31 74
SERTRALINE HCL 126 73 32 24
LYRICA 119 56 33 63
AZITHROMYCIN 114 73 34 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 76 35 57
CLOPIDOGREL 102 71 36 28
PLAVIX 102 83 36 48
TRAZODONE HCL 101 36 38 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100 37 R 39 36
VENTOLIN HFA 98 48 40 80
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 72 41 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 91 40 42 78
ACTOS 90 67 43 141
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88 51 44 118
ALLOPURINOL 85 72 45 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 50 46 60
SPIRIVA 81 67 47 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 79 48 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 24 R 49 68
SYMBICORT 76 23 50 137
PAROXETINE HCL 76 68 50 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 54 52 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 29 R 52 38
DIGOXIN 70 66 52 45
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 32 S2 52 107
JANUVIA 70 63 52 110
ESTRADIOL 69 44 R 57 79
SYNTHROID 68 48 58 75
LANTUS 68 40 58 59
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67 13 60 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 35 61 86
AVODART 59 59 62 205
PROAIR HFA 59 23 62 41
RANITIDINE HCL 58 19 64 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 58 64 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 57 64 40
LOVASTATIN 57 45 67 46
CEFDINIR 55 36 68 142
PREDNISONE 52 39 69 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 31 70 66
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51 38 R 70 298
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. 4, 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.