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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 939

$790K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 939

1,039 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

16% of this provider’s 1,039 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

49% of this provider’s 1,039 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 5,122 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 1,810 189 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 863 361 2 6
LISINOPRIL 657 209 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 640 277 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 624 217 5 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 570 228 6 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 450 134 7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 379 63 8 5
FUROSEMIDE 343 154 9 7
CARISOPRODOL 318 18 R 10 51
CLONIDINE HCL 285 90 11 39
NEXIUM 265 65 12 18
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 225 40 S2 13 107
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224 65 14 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 47 15 23
ENDOCET 195 19 S2 16 148
MELOXICAM 192 65 17 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181 95 18 9
PROAIR HFA 179 34 19 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 173 13 R 20 68
GABAPENTIN 172 39 21 11
DIOVAN HCT 168 69 22 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 160 58 23 37
NAPROXEN 160 38 23 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 75 25 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 127 64 26 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122 0 R 27 36
CARVEDILOL 120 76 28 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119 22 29 20
AZITHROMYCIN 118 18 30 32
IBUPROFEN 111 18 31 112
CITALOPRAM HBR 105 22 32 15
VENTOLIN HFA 104 11 33 80
INSULIN SYRINGE 97 26 34 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97 56 34 27
TRAZODONE HCL 96 0 36 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 57 37 58
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 88 40 S3 38 116
SERTRALINE HCL 88 23 38 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 39 38 21
ATENOLOL 86 20 41 19
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 27 42 88
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 18 43 33
RAMIPRIL 77 47 43 91
SYMBICORT 72 11 45 137
KLOR-CON M20 70 38 46 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 12 46 47
OXYCODONE HCL 70 0 S2 46 67
LANTUS 68 13 49 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 38 49 66
CRESTOR 68 33 49 34
DIOVAN 67 35 52 50
NOVOLIN 70-30 66 13 53 211
ALLOPURINOL 66 29 53 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 17 53 54
SINGULAIR 65 11 56 101
LEVETIRACETAM 64 0 57 170
RANITIDINE HCL 64 30 57 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 41 59 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 34 59 13
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 54 R 61 98
CLOPIDOGREL 59 17 62 28
CYMBALTA 58 13 63 44
TOPIRAMATE 57 0 64 154
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 11 R 65 38
TRAMADOL HCL 54 0 66 16
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52 0 R 67 206
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 16 67 188
FLUCONAZOLE 52 0 67 140
PAROXETINE HCL 51 12 70 70
LYRICA 50 12 71 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 41 71 30
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 Aug. 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.