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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 113

$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 113

476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
25% 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 476 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 8%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 476 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 38%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,153 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 9%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


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
LISINOPRIL 379 288 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 340 273 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 305 256 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 294 276 4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279 195 S3 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257 194 6 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 175 7 13
CRESTOR 174 107 8 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 140 9 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 128 10 21
FUROSEMIDE 156 132 11 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 152 123 12 16
MELOXICAM 116 81 13 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 108 14 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 111 102 15 38
CARVEDILOL 111 92 15 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 110 88 17 40
TRAZODONE HCL 107 103 18 42
NEXIUM 103 77 19 29
METFORMIN HCL 102 89 20 7
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101 89 21 45
TRAMADOL HCL 99 80 22 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 98 91 23 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 78 24 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 89 25 15
PREDNISONE 83 70 26 22
GABAPENTIN 82 73 27 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 81 75 28 9
ATENOLOL 76 66 29 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 74 70 30 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70 59 31 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69 57 32 12
SYMBICORT 69 57 32 51
SPIRIVA 68 55 34 52
ALLOPURINOL 67 46 35 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 50 R 36 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 48 37 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 61 61 37 36
CLOPIDOGREL 61 61 37 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 57 40 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 57 41 59
SERTRALINE HCL 53 38 42 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 46 42 43
CELEBREX 52 52 44 67
PLAVIX 51 44 45 69
KLOR-CON M20 51 51 45 69
DIGOXIN 50 50 47 71
AZITHROMYCIN 50 39 47 20
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.