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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,062Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 939

$581K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 187 out of 939

468 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

9% of this provider’s 468 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 468 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 10,402 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 1,086 711 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 580 453 2 5
MELOXICAM 488 364 3 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478 345 4 4
LISINOPRIL 394 281 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 381 334 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336 266 7 9
TRAMADOL HCL 322 248 8 16
SIMVASTATIN 315 254 9 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 229 10 12
METFORMIN HCL 281 209 11 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 253 212 12 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244 212 13 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 219 154 14 15
CARISOPRODOL 207 63 R 15 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 162 16 22
ATENOLOL 189 185 17 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 188 141 18 54
NEXIUM 182 143 19 18
GLIPIZIDE 154 125 20 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152 113 21 10
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 142 111 22 84
CLOPIDOGREL 123 111 23 28
SERTRALINE HCL 121 64 24 24
ALLOPURINOL 120 82 25 31
GABAPENTIN 119 59 26 11
PLAVIX 115 96 27 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111 83 28 64
ESTRADIOL 106 34 R 29 79
CYMBALTA 103 77 30 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 98 30 27
VERAPAMIL ER 91 80 32 85
PROMETHAZINE HCL 90 52 R 33 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 76 R 34 38
GLIPIZIDE ER 88 68 35 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 72 36 21
AZITHROMYCIN 84 56 37 32
DIGOXIN 77 77 38 45
CELEBREX 72 41 39 106
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 69 40 29
PREMARIN 67 49 R 41 111
GLIPIZIDE XL 66 59 42 147
WARFARIN SODIUM 63 49 43 17
CLONIDINE HCL 63 43 43 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 46 45 13
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 35 46 150
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60 47 47 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 48 47 33
TRAZODONE HCL 59 23 49 26
DIOVAN HCT 59 48 49 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 22 51 47
DIOVAN 56 52 52 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 44 52 78
PROAIR HFA 55 41 54 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 54 55 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 42 55 53
LYRICA 54 43 55 63
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 52 58 117
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 42 58 144
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 18 S2 60 107
JANUVIA 52 51 60 110
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 Aug. 24, 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.