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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,173Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 939

$676K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 140 out of 939

857 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 857 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 11,827 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 737 610 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 686 486 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 577 434 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 495 407 4 7
METFORMIN HCL 405 248 5 8
ATENOLOL 381 305 6 19
LISINOPRIL 353 232 7 3
ALLOPURINOL 350 265 8 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350 258 8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 334 267 10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316 219 11 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 220 12 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 280 235 13 27
TRAMADOL HCL 255 187 14 16
GABAPENTIN 244 157 15 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228 174 16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 188 17 17
MELOXICAM 205 135 18 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205 168 18 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198 126 20 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 161 21 21
CARVEDILOL 189 169 22 25
GLIPIZIDE 188 117 23 52
CLOPIDOGREL 175 149 24 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 136 25 12
NEXIUM 169 120 26 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 161 120 27 15
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 152 110 R 28 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 119 29 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 92 30 60
SUCRALFATE 115 78 31 96
PLAVIX 115 89 31 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 98 33 71
CRESTOR 111 66 33 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 87 S3 35 1
RANITIDINE HCL 100 74 36 35
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 99 99 37 199
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 82 37 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 77 39 53
CEFDINIR 95 62 40 142
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 67 41 129
SINGULAIR 92 53 42 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 63 42 86
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 90 57 44 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 89 44 55
FLUCONAZOLE 89 50 46 140
SYNTHROID 87 75 47 75
CARISOPRODOL 86 48 R 48 51
PREDNISONE 86 51 48 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 50 48 47
TRAZODONE HCL 85 66 51 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 60 52 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 76 R 53 38
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 80 56 54 84
DIOVAN HCT 79 66 55 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 59 55 188
CELEBREX 78 61 57 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 64 58 102
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 73 59 58
SERTRALINE HCL 74 62 60 24
CEPHALEXIN 73 53 61 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 59 61 29
CAPTOPRIL 71 49 63 262
DIGOXIN 70 67 64 45
AZITHROMYCIN 70 55 64 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 69 38 66 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 52 66 64
CLONIDINE HCL 69 56 66 39
LIPITOR 64 50 69 127
AVODART 64 45 69 205
ETODOLAC 63 34 71 207
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 61 42 72 283
TORSEMIDE 61 44 72 184
PROAIR HFA 59 37 74 41
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 41 75 57
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 36 76 172
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54 43 77 391
VENTOLIN HFA 53 44 78 80
LANTUS 52 19 79 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 27 79 121
PAROXETINE HCL 51 26 81 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51 45 81 115
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 May 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.