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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 55 out of 939

$760K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 939

430 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

9% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 430 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,800 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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 1,207 578 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 706 511 2 7
LISINOPRIL 686 477 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 547 421 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 505 453 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 434 336 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 424 302 7 5
MELOXICAM 388 301 8 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318 198 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 236 10 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 258 258 11 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255 163 12 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 250 226 13 17
METFORMIN HCL 247 133 14 8
GABAPENTIN 223 152 15 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 218 138 16 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 218 166 16 15
NAMENDA 195 195 18 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 179 86 R 19 36
LOVASTATIN 171 117 20 46
NEXIUM 170 130 21 18
CLONIDINE HCL 164 106 22 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 125 23 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 136 24 22
AZITHROMYCIN 159 97 25 32
DIGOXIN 155 113 26 45
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 152 120 27 181
KLOR-CON 10 149 131 28 158
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 143 105 29 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143 102 29 27
CARISOPRODOL 142 50 R 31 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 75 32 20
KLOR-CON 8 136 108 33 250
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 135 127 34 162
RANITIDINE HCL 133 100 35 35
CLOPIDOGREL 133 115 35 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 131 91 37 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 102 37 54
PAROXETINE HCL 124 72 39 70
SERTRALINE HCL 120 97 40 24
ALLOPURINOL 115 80 41 31
LANSOPRAZOLE 111 78 42 177
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 90 43 53
AMOXICILLIN 93 53 44 92
CARVEDILOL 93 70 44 25
PREDNISONE 93 81 44 42
FLUCONAZOLE 88 51 47 140
PLAVIX 87 74 48 48
TRAZODONE HCL 87 61 48 26
KLOR-CON M20 85 61 50 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85 76 50 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 56 52 13
RAMIPRIL 84 84 52 91
AGGRENOX 84 84 52 153
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82 12 55 99
PROAIR HFA 80 25 56 41
LANTUS 78 20 57 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 36 58 43
TRAMADOL HCL 76 72 58 16
CEPHALEXIN 72 52 60 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 44 R 61 68
DIOVAN HCT 70 42 62 74
METHOTREXATE 69 66 63 240
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 47 63 86
DIOVAN 66 39 65 50
LEVETIRACETAM 64 0 66 170
BUPROPION XL 64 26 66 179
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 49 68 29
SOTALOL 63 63 68 252
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 48 68 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 50 71 40
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61 58 R 71 136
ZETIA 60 35 73 103
KLOR-CON M10 60 42 73 163
TRIMETHOPRIM 59 56 75 327
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 43 76 66
ATENOLOL 55 19 77 19
FENTANYL 55 41 S2 77 104
VYTORIN 53 18 79 216
NYSTATIN 53 43 79 174
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 19 81 97
NAPROXEN 51 37 82 72
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 16 S2 82 138
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 84 102
SPIRIVA 50 38 84 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 27 84 78
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. 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.