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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,338Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 153 out of 939

$593K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 180 out of 939

613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

4% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 613 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,954 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
OMEPRAZOLE 595 315 1 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 429 295 2 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410 310 3 6
GABAPENTIN 368 238 4 11
SIMVASTATIN 331 242 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318 258 6 4
LISINOPRIL 312 225 7 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 307 184 8 15
METFORMIN HCL 303 224 9 8
ATENOLOL 298 243 10 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273 166 S3 11 1
FUROSEMIDE 233 172 12 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 177 13 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228 154 14 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200 139 15 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 154 16 21
MELOXICAM 169 111 17 14
TRAZODONE HCL 169 93 17 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 93 17 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 157 93 20 65
RANITIDINE HCL 149 109 21 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 119 22 40
AZITHROMYCIN 138 79 23 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 120 24 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129 78 R 25 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 127 98 26 17
CARVEDILOL 119 90 27 25
NEXIUM 114 76 28 18
TRAMADOL HCL 113 72 29 16
PROAIR HFA 113 48 29 41
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 44 31 192
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 84 32 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106 48 32 20
ALLOPURINOL 104 81 34 31
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 101 50 R 35 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 67 36 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89 72 37 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 86 38 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 23 R 39 36
SYMBICORT 83 60 40 137
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 66 41 57
CRESTOR 81 48 42 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 59 43 33
NAMENDA 77 71 44 49
CLOPIDOGREL 75 48 45 28
CLONIDINE HCL 72 71 46 39
SERTRALINE HCL 72 47 46 24
NAPROXEN 68 40 48 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 28 49 37
VENTOLIN HFA 65 28 50 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 51 51 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 47 51 55
SPIRIVA 57 40 53 73
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 46 53 108
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 28 53 97
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 17 56 78
CYMBALTA 55 19 57 44
SYNTHROID 54 42 58 75
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54 54 58 115
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 35 60 84
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 35 60 159
ESTRADIOL 53 29 R 60 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 26 R 63 68
FLUCONAZOLE 51 33 64 140
GLIPIZIDE 51 45 64 52
SINGULAIR 50 26 66 101
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 24 66 60
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 July 17, 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.