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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,030Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 98 out of 939

$737K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 939

582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

6% of this provider’s 582 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 582 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 12,938 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 636 550 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 586 326 S3 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 572 503 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 513 429 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 427 363 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409 353 6 9
SERTRALINE HCL 373 295 7 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369 304 8 6
LISINOPRIL 323 291 9 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 293 231 10 17
GABAPENTIN 287 205 11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 235 12 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 244 13 10
SYNTHROID 251 237 14 75
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 225 15 21
MELOXICAM 240 172 16 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 239 174 17 20
METFORMIN HCL 230 194 18 8
NEXIUM 220 127 19 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 194 20 30
RANITIDINE HCL 191 181 21 35
MEGESTROL ACETATE 164 143 R 22 136
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 147 23 37
ATENOLOL 159 134 24 19
TRAMADOL HCL 155 135 25 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 141 26 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 134 27 22
DIGOXIN 136 122 27 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 135 109 29 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 107 30 23
DIOVAN 122 90 31 50
CLOPIDOGREL 122 96 31 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 88 33 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 82 34 29
ALLOPURINOL 111 86 35 31
ESTRADIOL 109 100 R 36 79
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 109 84 36 164
AZITHROMYCIN 107 76 38 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 77 38 55
DILTIAZEM ER 106 80 40 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 105 86 41 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 46 R 42 68
CLONIDINE HCL 98 76 42 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 74 R 44 38
LANTUS 90 73 45 59
TRAZODONE HCL 89 72 46 26
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 66 46 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 86 48 57
PREDNISONE 82 68 49 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 34 R 50 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 45 51 61
CITALOPRAM HBR 78 54 52 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 68 52 58
PLAVIX 76 61 54 48
CRESTOR 74 62 55 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 60 56 43
VYTORIN 66 66 57 216
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65 60 58 13
ACTOS 65 56 58 141
AGGRENOX 64 64 60 153
PREMARIN 64 47 R 60 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 50 62 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 55 62 69
VERAPAMIL ER 62 43 64 85
NAPROXEN 61 24 65 72
CARVEDILOL 60 59 66 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 45 66 33
LYRICA 58 43 68 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 57 69 40
FAMOTIDINE 55 43 70 62
DIOVAN HCT 54 50 71 74
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 39 72 117
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 39 73 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 44 73 66
CELEBREX 50 37 75 106
DEXILANT 50 49 75 212
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 Feb. 10, 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.