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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,055Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 939

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 939

922 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

2% of this provider’s 922 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 922 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 21,204 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,067 931 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 832 726 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 822 706 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 699 604 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 692 593 5 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 659 561 6 13
CARVEDILOL 627 560 7 25
LISINOPRIL 620 515 8 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 585 512 9 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 551 481 10 9
ATENOLOL 517 409 11 19
METFORMIN HCL 500 416 12 8
GABAPENTIN 480 431 13 11
ALLOPURINOL 369 298 14 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 363 341 15 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 353 310 16 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 329 286 S3 17 1
METFORMIN HCL ER 325 288 18 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 312 273 19 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 308 276 20 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 306 273 21 17
MELOXICAM 303 252 22 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 303 275 22 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 288 255 24 33
TRAMADOL HCL 284 222 25 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 263 187 26 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262 236 27 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250 202 28 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 246 224 29 10
AZITHROMYCIN 234 215 30 32
CLOPIDOGREL 218 177 31 28
SERTRALINE HCL 216 189 32 24
AMOXICILLIN 214 179 33 92
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209 168 34 66
NEXIUM 196 134 35 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 182 36 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 182 173 37 57
PLAVIX 176 156 38 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 164 154 39 130
DIOVAN 164 134 39 50
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 150 108 41 199
FENOFIBRATE 141 94 42 83
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 133 97 43 84
FINASTERIDE 131 126 44 131
JANUVIA 130 110 45 110
ACTOS 128 92 46 141
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 104 46 23
CEPHALEXIN 128 113 46 77
ESTRADIOL 125 94 R 49 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 90 50 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 100 51 54
CRESTOR 114 83 51 34
TRAZODONE HCL 112 96 53 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107 73 54 61
FAMOTIDINE 105 100 55 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 102 95 56 30
AMIODARONE HCL 100 91 57 160
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 91 58 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 78 R 59 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 94 59 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95 89 61 121
TORSEMIDE 94 85 62 184
SYNTHROID 94 88 62 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 52 R 64 36
SPIRIVA 92 86 64 73
NAPROXEN 88 79 66 72
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86 85 67 162
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83 73 68 118
PROAIR HFA 80 60 69 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 61 70 60
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78 55 R 71 298
RANITIDINE HCL 77 65 72 35
DIGOXIN 76 76 73 45
ETODOLAC 76 70 73 207
CEFDINIR 75 60 75 142
SOTALOL 73 73 76 252
VENLAFAXINE HCL 73 71 76 159
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 59 78 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 63 78 78
INDAPAMIDE 72 72 78 173
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 58 81 64
CYMBALTA 70 35 82 44
CLONIDINE HCL 67 67 83 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 57 84 117
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62 56 85 93
DILTIAZEM ER 62 62 85 94
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 32 85 97
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 21 88 81
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 25 R 88 68
HUMULIN 70-30 58 58 88 200
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57 54 91 43
BYSTOLIC 56 56 92 132
NAMENDA 56 56 92 49
BENICAR 56 56 92 222
VENTOLIN HFA 55 49 95 80
TRICOR 55 42 95 143
CELEBREX 53 46 97 106
HALOPERIDOL 53 31 97 169
NITROSTAT 53 48 97 204
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 53 97 276
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 52 101 102
NOVOLIN 70-30 51 49 102 211
PREDNISONE 51 48 102 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 38 104 65
PAROXETINE HCL 50 48 104 70
LAMOTRIGINE 50 18 104 187
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 May 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.