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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 503 out of 939

$290K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 481 out of 939

208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 208 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 208 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 3,608 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 369 148 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289 231 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 157 112 3 5
LISINOPRIL 144 94 4 3
CYMBALTA 116 87 5 44
OXYCODONE HCL 114 0 S2 6 67
ATENOLOL 109 89 7 19
FUROSEMIDE 98 84 8 7
SERTRALINE HCL 93 60 9 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 86 10 12
SIMVASTATIN 87 62 11 2
MELOXICAM 83 53 12 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 47 13 71
TRAMADOL HCL 77 69 14 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 41 R 15 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 73 49 16 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 43 17 10
GABAPENTIN 65 48 17 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 60 19 29
METFORMIN HCL 61 56 19 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 60 42 21 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60 22 21 20
GLIPIZIDE 59 59 23 52
CARVEDILOL 59 36 23 25
CLOPIDOGREL 57 48 25 28
DIOVAN 54 54 26 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 31 27 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 42 28 53
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 June 21, 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.