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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 939

$817K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 939

562 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

2% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 562 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 14,298 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 546 498 1 9
FUROSEMIDE 545 458 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 543 449 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 533 455 4 6
LISINOPRIL 514 422 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424 372 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368 310 7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 363 304 8 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 318 258 S3 9 1
DILTIAZEM ER 314 297 10 10 94
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 308 257 11 21
MELOXICAM 292 228 12 14
DIOVAN 282 264 13 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 282 270 13 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 248 229 15 17
DIOVAN HCT 246 197 16 74
METFORMIN HCL 222 180 17 8
CARVEDILOL 217 197 18 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 204 19 12
GABAPENTIN 214 180 20 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 204 163 21 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 186 186 22 30
NEXIUM 181 156 23 18
TRAMADOL HCL 174 146 24 16
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 152 130 25 33
SERTRALINE HCL 150 117 26 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 138 27 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 118 28 43
SPIRIVA 148 100 28 73
ALLOPURINOL 132 116 30 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130 116 31 29
VERAPAMIL ER 129 121 32 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 113 33 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 113 34 55
PREDNISONE 124 118 34 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 115 36 54
CLOPIDOGREL 113 103 37 28
CRESTOR 109 107 38 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 109 96 38 37
RAMIPRIL 107 90 40 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 98 41 23
GLIPIZIDE 102 78 42 52
NAMENDA 101 101 43 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100 71 44 126
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 68 45 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95 95 46 65
DIGOXIN 93 81 47 45
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 85 48 235
RANITIDINE HCL 90 68 49 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 83 50 40
EXELON 83 83 51 151
FINASTERIDE 82 82 52 131
VENTOLIN HFA 80 41 53 80
AZITHROMYCIN 78 64 54 32
TRAZODONE HCL 78 58 54 26
TERAZOSIN HCL 77 65 56 114
PAROXETINE HCL 76 50 57 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 35 58 95
PROAIR HFA 74 52 58 41
RISPERIDONE 74 37 58 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 57 61 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 62 62 87
PLAVIX 72 67 62 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 71 56 64 88
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 70 65 99
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 65 65 97
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67 60 S3 67 116
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 64 41 R 68 98
FENTANYL 63 52 S2 69 104
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 50 R 69 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 62 69 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 56 72 69
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61 58 73 115
AMOXICILLIN 60 56 74 92
CLONIDINE HCL 60 50 74 39
ATENOLOL 57 55 76 19
CYMBALTA 57 26 76 44
JANUVIA 57 47 76 110
TEKTURNA 56 49 79 317
CEPHALEXIN 54 50 80 77
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54 42 80 108
KLOR-CON M10 53 48 82 163
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52 49 83 66
BENICAR 52 52 83 222
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 50 85 181
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 14, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.