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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 161

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 161

609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%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
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this specialty
in Arkansas
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 15,905 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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 1,011 868 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 857 537 S3 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 799 644 3 11
FUROSEMIDE 758 588 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 655 496 5 4
LISINOPRIL 572 463 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536 395 7 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 452 307 8 7
ATENOLOL 431 354 9 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 392 313 10 12
METFORMIN HCL 379 250 11 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 371 217 12 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348 302 13 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340 284 14 18
MELOXICAM 285 236 15 24
SERTRALINE HCL 285 216 15 37
NEXIUM 282 154 17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 272 207 18 29
CARVEDILOL 234 193 19 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 233 216 20 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228 205 21 23
CLOPIDOGREL 226 178 22 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214 197 23 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 200 190 24 16
GABAPENTIN 199 149 25 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167 129 26 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 161 117 27 63
ALLOPURINOL 152 101 28 66
PLAVIX 144 122 29 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 115 30 31
DIGOXIN 135 110 31 25
EVISTA 135 117 31 150
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133 112 33 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 132 91 34 118
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 113 35 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124 113 R 36 45
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 117 71 37 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 92 38 14
AZITHROMYCIN 116 81 38 97
TRAMADOL HCL 112 92 40 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 73 R 41 53
LYRICA 108 70 41 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 108 79 41 87
CARISOPRODOL 103 20 R 44 48
FENTANYL 101 81 S2 45 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 100 69 46 92
DIOVAN 100 83 46 50
CLONIDINE HCL 98 66 48 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96 70 49 76
CYMBALTA 94 70 50 41
CELEBREX 92 76 51 189
KLOR-CON M20 92 68 51 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 74 53 30
SUCRALFATE 89 67 54 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89 59 54 96
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 72 54 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 70 57 39
GLYBURIDE 86 69 R 57 196
GLIPIZIDE ER 86 44 57 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85 85 60 112
BYSTOLIC 85 58 60 126
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 84 53 62 224
NAMENDA 82 82 63 40
RANITIDINE HCL 82 60 63 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81 64 65 100
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80 72 66 190
SINGULAIR 80 41 66 119
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 60 68 51
GLIPIZIDE 75 58 69 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75 74 69 33
PEN NEEDLE 73 66 71 199
PAROXETINE HCL 73 37 71 124
TORSEMIDE 73 60 71 84
SOTALOL 72 68 74 60
FAMOTIDINE 71 43 75 80
DETROL LA 70 58 76 167
LANTUS 68 31 77 114
PREDNISONE 65 25 78 69
SPIRIVA 65 51 78 32
LIPITOR 64 62 80 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 40 80 138
TRAZODONE HCL 63 47 82 35
KLOR-CON M10 62 35 83 178
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61 51 84 180
FINASTERIDE 61 59 84 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 54 86 113
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 25 R 86 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 55 86 210
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 51 89 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 39 89 57
GEMFIBROZIL 58 38 91 197
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 44 92 205
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54 30 93 162
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 41 93 62
CRESTOR 52 35 95 34
MECLIZINE HCL 51 45 96 183
PREMARIN 51 30 R 96 82
AMIODARONE HCL 51 37 96 42
LEVOXYL 50 40 99 338
BENICAR 50 44 99 245
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 Oct. 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.