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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,302Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 939

$745K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 939

501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 501 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 6,802 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 729 173 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 660 325 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 512 258 3 5
MELOXICAM 510 259 4 14
METFORMIN HCL 506 230 5 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 471 208 6 15
LISINOPRIL 467 229 7 3
TRAMADOL HCL 398 116 8 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387 216 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365 204 10 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 347 188 11 12
GABAPENTIN 345 121 12 11
FUROSEMIDE 336 185 13 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 315 186 14 4
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 276 39 R 15 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238 145 16 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231 116 17 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 229 62 18 20
GLIPIZIDE 223 79 19 52
CARVEDILOL 208 99 20 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 203 109 21 17
NEXIUM 186 52 22 18
TRAZODONE HCL 152 44 23 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 96 24 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 85 25 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127 55 R 26 38
CEPHALEXIN 127 47 26 77
AZITHROMYCIN 126 38 28 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 89 28 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 60 30 13
DILTIAZEM ER 108 85 31 94
METHOCARBAMOL 106 0 R 32 149
FLUOXETINE HCL 103 14 33 47
FAMOTIDINE 98 20 34 62
KLOR-CON M20 96 49 35 90
PREDNISONE 90 43 36 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 35 37 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 54 37 54
SPIRIVA 89 34 37 73
PROAIR HFA 88 20 40 41
PLAVIX 87 66 41 48
SYMBICORT 83 19 42 137
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 60 43 40
CRESTOR 79 39 44 34
LYRICA 74 0 45 63
SERTRALINE HCL 72 23 46 24
LANTUS 70 45 47 59
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 44 48 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 0 49 69
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 22 50 128
PREMARIN 61 35 R 51 111
ALLOPURINOL 61 11 51 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 31 53 21
COMBIVENT 60 36 53 120
CLONIDINE HCL 60 25 53 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 36 56 71
DIOVAN HCT 57 28 56 74
DIOVAN 56 28 58 50
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 0 R 59 206
RAMIPRIL 55 44 59 91
BACLOFEN 54 12 61 157
CLOPIDOGREL 53 35 62 28
GLYBURIDE 52 41 R 63 89
ATENOLOL 51 29 64 19
NAMENDA 50 40 65 49
VESICARE 50 30 65 202
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 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.