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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,590Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 939

$876K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 69 out of 939

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

15% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

47% of this provider’s 494 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 8,423 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 1,720 642 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 713 397 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 549 337 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 473 269 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359 251 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 342 170 6 8
NEXIUM 333 124 7 18
SIMVASTATIN 314 192 8 2
GABAPENTIN 297 130 9 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220 118 10 13
CLOPIDOGREL 215 122 11 28
PROAIR HFA 212 51 12 41
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 206 44 S2 13 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 206 62 R 13 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 142 15 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 114 16 12
CARISOPRODOL 194 26 R 17 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 186 73 18 15
ATENOLOL 186 135 18 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 185 133 20 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185 119 20 6
SERTRALINE HCL 177 77 22 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 163 28 R 23 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 60 24 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 102 25 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147 99 26 9
RANITIDINE HCL 138 68 27 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 102 28 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 79 29 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 98 30 53
TIZANIDINE HCL 127 44 31 81
GLIPIZIDE 123 76 32 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 77 33 43
PLAVIX 119 73 34 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 59 35 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111 31 R 36 36
CARVEDILOL 107 75 37 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 78 38 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 73 39 33
TRAZODONE HCL 97 28 40 26
VENTOLIN HFA 97 31 40 80
CEPHALEXIN 96 35 42 77
CYMBALTA 96 0 42 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 37 44 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 45 44 60
MIRTAZAPINE 88 18 46 56
OXYCODONE HCL 85 32 S2 47 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 52 48 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 0 S2 49 138
ENDOCET 80 24 S2 50 148
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80 51 50 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78 52 52 126
NAPROXEN 78 38 52 72
CRESTOR 77 31 54 34
IBUPROFEN 77 15 54 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 28 56 47
TRAMADOL HCL 74 33 57 16
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 50 58 87
LANTUS 72 48 58 59
CLONIDINE HCL 69 53 60 39
DIGOXIN 68 59 61 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 68 42 61 71
PAROXETINE HCL 68 27 61 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 0 61 23
DIOVAN 67 41 65 50
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 52 66 108
SINGULAIR 65 31 66 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 43 68 64
LOVASTATIN 56 39 69 46
MELOXICAM 56 32 69 14
PREMARIN 54 32 R 71 111
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 28 71 97
LYRICA 51 13 73 63
PREDNISONE 51 40 73 42
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 Sept. 5, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.