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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 498 out of 939

$344K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 422 out of 939

203 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

10% of this provider’s 203 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 4,274 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$60 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
SIMVASTATIN 356 274 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 249 194 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 147 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 147 112 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140 113 5 9
METFORMIN HCL 128 113 6 8
NEXIUM 118 62 7 18
LISINOPRIL 101 84 8 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 90 9 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 85 10 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 72 11 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 70 11 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 65 13 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 50 S3 14 1
FUROSEMIDE 65 49 15 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 63 16 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 22 R 17 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 54 18 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61 55 18 13
ALLOPURINOL 60 33 20 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 38 20 20
CARVEDILOL 58 46 22 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54 51 23 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 29 23 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52 52 25 21
SYNTHROID 52 33 25 75
LYRICA 50 34 27 63
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. 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.