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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 939

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 112 out of 939

521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

3% of this provider’s 521 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 521 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 15,399 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 683 580 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 656 635 2 7
LISINOPRIL 641 566 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 576 534 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 569 511 5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 547 509 6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 441 417 7 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 398 349 8 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334 296 9 4
TRAMADOL HCL 333 299 10 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 308 305 11 30
ATENOLOL 286 258 12 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284 207 S3 13 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 262 249 14 69
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259 243 15 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254 249 16 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 233 17 21
GABAPENTIN 252 241 18 11
DIGOXIN 249 244 19 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 211 198 20 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 207 187 21 37
PRENATAL PLUS 198 195 22 246
SERTRALINE HCL 190 179 23 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 184 171 24 57
METFORMIN HCL 175 167 25 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 151 25 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 164 27 22
MIRTAZAPINE 155 142 28 56
CLONIDINE HCL 148 110 29 39
CARVEDILOL 147 137 30 25
MELOXICAM 137 123 31 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 107 32 12
NAMENDA 122 119 33 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117 110 34 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 95 35 23
TRAZODONE HCL 111 104 36 26
DIOVAN 109 109 37 50
DILTIAZEM ER 102 101 38 94
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 94 39 105
CYMBALTA 96 88 40 44
DIOVAN HCT 92 89 41 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 83 42 95
CLOPIDOGREL 87 86 43 28
NEXIUM 86 57 44 18
SPIRIVA 85 83 45 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 65 46 55
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 75 46 97
LANTUS 81 67 48 59
AZITHROMYCIN 80 63 49 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 66 50 43
RAMIPRIL 74 74 51 91
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71 71 52 171
RISPERIDONE 70 69 53 82
ADVAIR HFA 67 67 54 369
CELEBREX 67 60 54 106
BYSTOLIC 64 64 56 132
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 52 56 117
DILTIAZEM HCL 64 64 56 217
SEROQUEL 63 62 59 139
LOVASTATIN 62 55 60 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 62 60 40
PLAVIX 61 56 62 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 52 63 53
ALLOPURINOL 60 45 63 31
LIPITOR 57 47 65 127
GLIPIZIDE 56 50 66 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 51 67 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 47 68 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 42 68 64
SYNTHROID 51 51 68 75
FINASTERIDE 50 50 71 131
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 June 25, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.