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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 502 out of 939

$289K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 483 out of 939

546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 546 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,335 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 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 306 266 1 4
LISINOPRIL 215 171 2 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203 150 3 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194 154 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 147 118 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 133 105 6 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 85 7 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 98 8 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 56 9 23
METFORMIN HCL 92 70 10 8
MELOXICAM 91 69 11 14
NEXIUM 89 52 12 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88 68 13 10
ATENOLOL 85 60 14 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 32 S3 14 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 61 16 15
FUROSEMIDE 80 62 17 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 62 18 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 66 19 33
TRAMADOL HCL 73 57 20 16
GABAPENTIN 69 48 21 11
TRAZODONE HCL 67 62 22 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 63 23 21
SYNTHROID 63 63 24 75
DIOVAN 62 46 25 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 45 26 40
BENICAR HCT 58 52 27 243
CRESTOR 57 41 28 34
AZITHROMYCIN 56 43 29 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54 42 30 9
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. 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.