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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 939

$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 939

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

9% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,681 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,223 600 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 581 430 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 561 420 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 553 483 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 522 391 5 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 461 294 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 445 324 7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440 373 8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 354 250 9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 233 10 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 322 254 11 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 318 162 12 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 263 13 9
METFORMIN HCL 294 206 14 8
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290 154 15 129
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276 222 16 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 261 220 17 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 243 138 18 47
MELOXICAM 237 163 19 14
TRAZODONE HCL 233 162 20 26
GABAPENTIN 231 169 21 11
MIRTAZAPINE 228 194 22 56
TRAMADOL HCL 224 167 23 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 223 204 24 17
SERTRALINE HCL 204 141 25 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 177 26 30
RANITIDINE HCL 191 115 27 35
NEXIUM 169 94 28 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167 147 29 29
CARVEDILOL 167 151 29 25
OXYCODONE HCL 154 33 S2 31 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 109 32 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 138 116 33 105
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 85 34 23
OLANZAPINE 137 119 34 135
NOVOLOG 131 109 36 145
AZITHROMYCIN 129 75 37 32
PREDNISONE 129 108 37 42
CLOPIDOGREL 129 93 37 28
SPIRIVA 125 63 40 73
DIGOXIN 124 120 41 45
CYMBALTA 121 76 42 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 104 42 69
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 121 90 42 84
PROAIR HFA 120 66 45 41
ESTRADIOL 120 78 R 45 79
RAMIPRIL 112 86 47 91
ATENOLOL 111 76 48 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 111 76 48 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 103 50 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 84 51 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 89 52 40
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99 83 52 125
LANTUS 92 69 54 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 86 55 121
LEVEMIR 89 86 55 168
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 88 45 57 33
ALLOPURINOL 86 71 58 31
PLAVIX 86 64 58 48
NAMENDA 85 85 60 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 85 40 R 60 68
VERAPAMIL ER 80 73 62 85
FENOFIBRATE 80 48 62 83
FINASTERIDE 77 66 64 131
PAROXETINE HCL 74 43 65 70
FAMOTIDINE 72 55 66 62
CEPHALEXIN 72 49 66 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 49 66 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 57 69 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 34 70 61
BUMETANIDE 67 55 70 124
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 13 72 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 40 72 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 0 R 72 36
SYMBICORT 65 57 75 137
CRESTOR 62 36 76 34
CARISOPRODOL 61 0 R 77 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 59 77 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 61 24 77 60
LYRICA 59 34 80 63
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 30 81 189
RISPERIDONE 57 33 82 82
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 57 57 82 258
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 39 84 66
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 54 85 53
FENTANYL 55 39 S2 85 104
VENTOLIN HFA 54 12 87 80
ABILIFY 54 48 87 156
SUCRALFATE 52 40 89 96
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 32 89 97
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 32 89 78
ACTOS 50 48 92 141
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 June 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.