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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 939

$952K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 939

438 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

18% of this provider’s 438 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 438 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 8,934 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 1,156 417 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 542 274 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 324 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 475 287 4 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 438 263 5 13
GABAPENTIN 369 144 6 11
MELOXICAM 301 124 7 14
ATENOLOL 294 118 8 19
TRAMADOL HCL 267 105 9 16
SIMVASTATIN 259 181 10 2
BUSPIRONE HCL 256 99 11 123
METFORMIN HCL ER 252 144 12 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 249 113 13 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245 160 14 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 224 80 15 81
OMEPRAZOLE 216 111 16 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210 77 17 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201 124 18 9
OXYCODONE HCL 197 41 S2 19 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 192 181 20 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 192 76 20 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 191 109 22 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183 149 23 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 182 72 R 24 36
NEXIUM 177 51 25 18
METFORMIN HCL 173 68 26 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 120 27 29
ALLOPURINOL 157 89 28 31
CARISOPRODOL 153 18 R 29 51
MIRTAZAPINE 149 92 30 56
NAMENDA 134 131 31 49
TRAZODONE HCL 130 39 32 26
PROAIR HFA 123 56 33 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 122 39 34 119
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 56 35 23
FENTANYL 109 46 S2 36 104
SERTRALINE HCL 108 51 37 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL 105 55 38 159
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105 22 S2 38 113
WARFARIN SODIUM 104 53 40 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 44 41 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 23 R 42 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 47 42 78
PREDNISONE 93 45 44 42
RISPERIDONE 92 89 45 82
LANTUS 90 23 46 59
FAMOTIDINE 90 59 46 62
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 40 48 128
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 35 48 69
NAPROXEN 85 26 50 72
LYRICA 85 22 50 63
METHADONE HCL 84 31 S2 52 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 49 53 58
DIGOXIN 83 57 53 45
TOPIRAMATE 80 22 55 154
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 79 0 R 56 220
JANUVIA 78 67 57 110
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 38 58 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 36 58 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 41 60 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 15 R 60 68
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74 25 62 93
CLOPIDOGREL 72 61 63 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 59 64 66
CLONIDINE HCL 70 45 65 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 57 66 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 41 67 54
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66 47 68 162
SPIRIVA 66 33 68 73
BUMETANIDE 65 53 70 124
VENTOLIN HFA 64 0 71 80
SYMBICORT 64 27 71 137
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64 31 71 115
NOVOLOG 62 26 74 145
COMBIVENT 60 31 75 120
TORSEMIDE 60 24 75 184
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 48 75 130
PLAVIX 59 50 78 48
MORPHINE SULFATE 59 0 S2 78 186
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 42 80 60
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 39 80 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 53 80 40
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 36 R 83 175
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 40 83 21
ABILIFY 56 38 85 156
NADOLOL 55 20 86 281
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 24 86 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 44 88 33
AGGRENOX 54 23 88 153
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 43 90 171
CEPHALEXIN 51 24 91 77
SEROQUEL 50 24 92 139
KLOR-CON M20 50 18 92 90
AZITHROMYCIN 50 26 92 32
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. 10, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.