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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 161

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 161

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

11% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,252 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 4%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 27%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $85 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,092 944 1 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 589 477 2 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 578 517 3 9
LISINOPRIL 552 471 4 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 517 451 5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516 472 6 11
FUROSEMIDE 474 393 7 5
GABAPENTIN 439 386 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398 358 9 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345 319 10 15
OMEPRAZOLE 334 284 11 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 326 290 12 12
METFORMIN HCL 321 248 13 19
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 287 226 14 168
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286 259 15 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273 183 S3 16 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234 188 17 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 203 18 52
DILTIAZEM ER 226 211 19 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 225 225 20 68
DIOVAN HCT 221 210 21 65
DIOVAN 214 199 22 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214 214 22 23
NAMENDA 210 210 24 40
MELOXICAM 209 154 25 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209 209 25 16
ALLOPURINOL 196 177 27 66
CLOPIDOGREL 196 147 27 13
TRAZODONE HCL 193 170 29 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 152 30 21
TRAMADOL HCL 186 164 31 28
PAROXETINE HCL 180 169 32 124
DONEPEZIL HCL 176 174 33 36
NEXIUM 176 121 33 22
LOVASTATIN 175 171 35 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 160 137 36 141
METFORMIN HCL ER 159 149 37 191
TEKTURNA 155 151 38 220
CARVEDILOL 153 107 39 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 142 40 30
RANITIDINE HCL 143 125 41 38
PLAVIX 141 105 42 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 129 121 43 118
BYSTOLIC 127 127 44 126
DIGOXIN 126 109 45 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125 75 R 46 45
ATENOLOL 124 124 47 26
NIASPAN 120 117 48 119
MEGESTROL ACETATE 119 119 R 49 209
FINASTERIDE 115 115 50 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 112 100 51 152
ZETIA 110 76 52 154
CEFUROXIME 109 96 53 260
TORSEMIDE 108 96 54 84
CYMBALTA 105 94 55 41
CRESTOR 102 87 56 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 102 56 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 102 102 56 113
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 100 73 59 127
TERAZOSIN HCL 99 99 60 151
SPIRIVA 98 84 61 32
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97 96 62 107
EXELON 96 96 63 160
SYNTHROID 95 82 64 229
METHOCARBAMOL 94 61 R 65 174
PROCRIT 92 92 66 275
INDAPAMIDE 90 80 67 276
KLOR-CON 10 88 71 68 215
SERTRALINE HCL 82 82 69 37
CLONIDINE HCL 82 75 69 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81 49 71 138
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 76 72 106
PREDNISONE 80 55 72 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 74 72 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 79 79 75 29
JANUVIA 76 74 76 172
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 71 77 87
COMBIVENT 75 58 77 181
BENICAR 74 69 79 245
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 52 R 80 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 73 80 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 70 80 51
DETROL LA 72 68 83 167
TAZTIA XT 69 66 84 296
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 54 85 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 56 86 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 67 86 88
PROAIR HFA 66 43 88 71
SUCRALFATE 66 62 88 73
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 65 62 90 224
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62 62 91 61
BENICAR HCT 61 59 92 308
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 58 93 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 47 94 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58 38 95 74
LEVEMIR 58 49 95 315
SYMBICORT 57 47 97 88
SOTALOL 56 45 98 60
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 51 99 110
MIRTAZAPINE 54 51 100 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 42 100 57
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 54 100 235
SINGULAIR 54 54 100 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 45 104 39
RAMIPRIL 51 36 104 72
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.