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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,896Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 939

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 939

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

26% of this provider’s 539 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 16,089 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
FUROSEMIDE 764 685 1 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 728 614 2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 606 469 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 583 525 4 2
TRAMADOL HCL 535 394 5 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 503 429 6 4
LISINOPRIL 498 392 7 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430 336 8 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 390 290 9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382 298 10 10
GABAPENTIN 377 305 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 320 221 12 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 310 276 13 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 231 14 23
RISPERIDONE 295 281 15 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 283 253 16 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 270 203 S3 17 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265 258 18 21
CRESTOR 243 198 19 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227 167 20 53
CLOPIDOGREL 226 198 21 28
NEXIUM 215 162 22 18
CLONIDINE HCL 210 164 23 39
DIGOXIN 204 201 24 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 194 155 25 86
DONEPEZIL HCL 187 183 26 30
MELOXICAM 178 131 27 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178 158 27 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 110 29 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 166 99 R 30 38
ALLOPURINOL 162 131 31 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 152 110 32 22
SPIRIVA 142 116 33 73
PLAVIX 139 126 34 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 136 108 35 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 104 35 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135 107 37 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 135 113 37 64
VERAPAMIL ER 126 103 39 85
METOLAZONE 124 114 40 181
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121 92 41 43
SINGULAIR 112 98 42 101
LYRICA 111 71 43 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 106 92 44 105
SERTRALINE HCL 104 72 45 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 57 46 12
SUCRALFATE 97 92 47 96
DIOVAN HCT 97 87 47 74
FAMOTIDINE 94 80 49 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94 69 49 29
GLIPIZIDE ER 92 74 51 88
ZETIA 91 91 52 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 75 53 55
LEVEMIR 88 80 54 168
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 41 55 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 78 56 66
CYMBALTA 85 43 56 44
RANITIDINE HCL 78 53 58 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 66 59 78
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75 57 60 118
ATENOLOL 72 51 61 19
EXELON 70 70 62 151
VENTOLIN HFA 70 49 62 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 64 40
SYMBICORT 67 53 65 137
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 67 55 R 65 318
PAROXETINE HCL 65 36 67 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 56 67 130
DIOVAN 65 64 67 50
NAMENDA 64 64 70 49
ABILIFY 63 43 71 156
SYNTHROID 61 61 72 75
PRIMIDONE 61 43 72 228
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 60 74 65
IBUPROFEN 60 33 74 112
LANTUS 59 49 76 59
PROAIR HFA 57 40 77 41
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 46 77 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 41 77 146
OLANZAPINE 57 53 77 135
COLESTIPOL HCL 57 46 77 383
CARVEDILOL 57 44 77 25
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56 48 R 83 175
COMBIVENT 56 38 83 120
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 55 52 R 85 98
METFORMIN HCL ER 55 40 85 76
BUMETANIDE 54 47 87 124
TRAZODONE HCL 53 45 88 26
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 40 88 171
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 41 90 172
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 47 90 123
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52 50 90 115
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 42 93 181
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 8, 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.