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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,322Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 29

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 29

707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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 707 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 707 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 13%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 29,335 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,559 1,487 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,302 1,277 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,199 1,058 3 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,135 1,118 4 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 920 821 S3 5 7
GABAPENTIN 778 652 6 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 769 704 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 731 675 8 4
LISINOPRIL 710 653 9 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 693 677 10 9
CYMBALTA 627 597 11 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 623 568 12 15
MIRTAZAPINE 475 472 13 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 459 389 14 32
NAMENDA 457 445 15 12
LANTUS 450 370 16 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 426 349 17 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 386 379 18 11
SERTRALINE HCL 361 286 19 17
DIGOXIN 342 328 20 34
METFORMIN HCL 328 306 21 19
EXELON 322 312 22 38
CLOPIDOGREL 312 290 23 33
CARVEDILOL 292 278 24 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 292 270 24 54
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 270 260 26 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 264 229 27 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 264 253 27 60
RISPERIDONE 246 208 29 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242 242 30 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 241 221 31 44
ATENOLOL 232 203 32 23
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 222 111 33 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 213 206 34 16
KLOR-CON M20 195 193 35 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192 171 36 18
AZITHROMYCIN 185 171 37 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 184 174 38 42
TRAMADOL HCL 176 153 39 24
TRAZODONE HCL 174 144 40 22
LEVETIRACETAM 168 88 41 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 166 148 42 105
PLAVIX 162 156 43 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 160 152 44 75
SUCRALFATE 155 133 45 91
SEROQUEL 153 133 46 71
GLIPIZIDE 149 136 47 50
DETROL LA 149 148 47 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 148 98 49 99
PRADAXA 147 132 50 110
CLONIDINE HCL 140 124 51 53
NOVOLIN R 140 125 51 133
HUMALOG 136 131 53 84
BACLOFEN 135 91 54 80
MELOXICAM 132 107 55 36
LIDOCAINE HCL 131 124 56 141
NOVOLOG 125 95 57 85
PREDNISONE 122 121 58 41
LACTULOSE 121 121 59 120
LYRICA 120 102 60 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 103 61 20
ALLOPURINOL 117 116 61 40
BUMETANIDE 115 92 63 151
CEFTRIAXONE 114 105 64 153
AMIODARONE HCL 114 114 64 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL 113 102 66 93
OMEPRAZOLE 113 96 66 8
DIOVAN 111 111 68 35
AGGRENOX 110 110 69 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 107 106 70 25
PAROXETINE HCL 102 101 71 68
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 101 96 72 127
OLANZAPINE 100 94 73 82
DILANTIN 97 66 74 159
FINASTERIDE 94 82 75 111
ROPINIROLE HCL 93 93 76 94
PRIMIDONE 92 78 77 161
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 90 78 26
DILTIAZEM ER 91 89 78 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 90 80 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 76 80 30
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 80 82 114
ABILIFY 87 77 82 106
LATANOPROST 85 85 84 98
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 81 84 72
HUMULIN R 85 82 84 162
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 52 84 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85 85 84 28
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84 84 89 163
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 84 89 70
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 82 91 137
SPIRIVA 81 80 92 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81 81 92 112
CHOLESTYRAMINE 79 77 94 168
CARAFATE 79 78 94 168
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 65 96 59
INSULIN SYRINGE 78 68 96 130
FLUCONAZOLE 74 69 98 174
RIVASTIGMINE 73 73 99 178
NYSTATIN 72 65 100 179
SANTYL 72 66 100 179
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 62 102 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 64 103 87
NEXIUM 65 59 104 47
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65 52 S2 104 148
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 51 106 56
LEXAPRO 63 62 107 151
METOLAZONE 63 50 107 185
FENTANYL 63 50 S2 107 76
CEPHALEXIN 63 56 107 89
NOVOLIN 70-30 63 38 107 185
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 62 107 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 43 R 113 149
RAMIPRIL 62 55 113 90
JANUVIA 62 50 113 132
ONDANSETRON HCL 59 48 116 191
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 56 116 66
HALOPERIDOL 58 41 118 146
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 53 118 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 39 120 106
SYMBICORT 57 57 120 155
VESICARE 55 54 122 103
CLOZAPINE 53 51 123 198
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 52 R 123 198
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 29 123 145
AMOXICILLIN 52 48 126 142
SOTALOL 52 52 126 157
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 47 R 128 202
RANEXA 51 51 128 202
TRICOR 50 50 130 206
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 Nov. 30, 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.