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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 939

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 939

691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

15% of this provider’s 691 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 691 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 19,522 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,455 734 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,051 697 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,028 731 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 934 666 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 845 554 5 6
LISINOPRIL 785 507 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 623 376 7 5
GABAPENTIN 602 302 8 11
MELOXICAM 580 331 9 14
NEXIUM 505 207 10 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 487 243 11 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460 346 12 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409 340 13 9
SERTRALINE HCL 396 213 14 24
TRAMADOL HCL 391 242 15 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381 231 16 10
CARVEDILOL 379 271 17 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 368 212 18 15
METFORMIN HCL 353 186 19 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351 193 20 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 345 304 21 17
CARISOPRODOL 296 110 R 22 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 281 281 23 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 257 196 24 37
CLOPIDOGREL 251 179 25 28
FAMOTIDINE 250 197 26 62
CRESTOR 226 153 27 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 225 93 28 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 220 176 29 27
PROAIR HFA 215 99 30 41
AZITHROMYCIN 207 125 31 32
NAMENDA 201 187 32 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 192 122 33 76
MIRTAZAPINE 192 170 33 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 190 148 35 58
TRAZODONE HCL 187 70 36 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 186 132 37 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 121 38 55
PLAVIX 180 124 39 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 177 115 40 61
AMOXICILLIN 177 101 40 92
LYRICA 173 79 42 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172 107 43 43
ATENOLOL 171 108 44 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 170 64 R 45 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 169 98 R 46 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 82 47 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 166 90 47 47
CEPHALEXIN 159 130 49 77
PREDNISONE 157 122 50 42
CYMBALTA 155 68 51 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 155 93 51 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 94 53 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150 113 54 66
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 97 55 21
FENTANYL 141 52 S2 56 104
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 95 S2 56 107
FENOFIBRATE 141 99 56 83
ABILIFY 137 60 59 156
SINGULAIR 130 77 60 101
VENTOLIN HFA 130 44 60 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 74 S2 60 138
RANITIDINE HCL 127 82 63 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 126 56 64 93
CLONIDINE HCL 123 56 65 39
GLIPIZIDE 120 91 66 52
PREMARIN 119 39 R 67 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 77 68 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 105 69 95
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111 12 69 121
LAMOTRIGINE 110 90 71 187
METHADONE HCL 110 39 S2 71 109
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 91 73 40
RISPERIDONE 105 101 74 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 91 75 53
LANTUS 101 80 76 59
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100 79 77 150
DIGOXIN 100 100 77 45
BUPROPION XL 99 66 79 179
NAPROXEN 98 65 80 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97 62 81 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 79 81 54
ALLOPURINOL 97 69 81 31
ESTRADIOL 96 60 R 84 79
DIOVAN 95 56 85 50
ZETIA 92 53 86 103
TRICOR 92 50 86 143
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 71 86 86
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91 59 S2 89 113
DIOVAN HCT 89 61 90 74
SPIRIVA 89 46 90 73
CELEBREX 88 61 92 106
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88 59 92 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88 46 92 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 13 R 92 36
RAMIPRIL 83 48 96 91
OLANZAPINE 81 59 97 135
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 79 66 R 98 98
NYSTATIN 78 69 99 174
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 53 99 144
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77 36 101 117
XOPENEX HFA 77 28 101 245
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 45 103 84
DILTIAZEM ER 74 72 104 94
GLIPIZIDE ER 71 51 105 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 39 105 172
KLOR-CON M20 70 38 107 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 42 107 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 35 107 126
LIPITOR 70 58 107 127
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 47 111 114
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 21 112 60
DETROL LA 68 43 112 155
OXYCODONE HCL 67 0 S2 114 67
METHOCARBAMOL 66 27 R 115 149
DEXILANT 66 37 115 212
TRILIPIX 63 34 117 231
VERAPAMIL ER 61 49 118 85
LACTULOSE 60 17 119 195
ONDANSETRON HCL 60 38 119 291
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 55 119 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 41 122 99
TOPIRAMATE 59 0 122 154
LEXAPRO 58 39 124 201
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 32 R 125 175
AMIODARONE HCL 57 49 125 160
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 57 23 125 190
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 28 125 97
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 44 129 177
NITROSTAT 56 33 129 204
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 56 32 129 300
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 45 132 71
EVISTA 54 33 132 122
MECLIZINE HCL 54 50 132 134
COMBIVENT 53 18 135 120
NIASPAN 52 19 136 183
LUNESTA 52 16 136 265
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 51 138 102
IBUPROFEN 51 25 138 112
SYMBICORT 51 37 138 137
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 30 141 105
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. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.