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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 252

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 252

634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

2% of this provider’s 634 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 634 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 17,502 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
SIMVASTATIN 824 758 1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 682 596 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 660 581 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613 543 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 584 510 5 7
LISINOPRIL 534 464 6 3
GABAPENTIN 427 361 7 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 419 347 8 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 419 340 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 332 265 10 9
OMEPRAZOLE 311 284 11 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 301 251 12 40
SERTRALINE HCL 286 251 13 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 279 258 14 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 256 15 16
CLONIDINE HCL 265 207 16 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 231 220 17 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 200 18 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 221 197 19 33
NEXIUM 212 178 20 23
CRESTOR 211 178 21 34
SYNTHROID 206 201 22 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 204 170 23 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204 155 S3 23 5
DIOVAN HCT 199 175 25 65
TRAZODONE HCL 179 142 26 31
CARVEDILOL 178 148 27 22
RAMIPRIL 174 140 28 71
MELOXICAM 164 143 29 20
INSULIN SYRINGE 164 133 29 93
PAROXETINE HCL 153 135 31 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149 112 32 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149 148 32 67
CLOPIDOGREL 147 122 34 29
DIOVAN 142 133 35 38
ALLOPURINOL 138 121 36 30
SURE COMFORT ALCOHOL 132 116 37 270
NABUMETONE 127 103 38 196
TRAMADOL HCL 125 79 39 17
DIGOXIN 125 112 39 44
METFORMIN HCL ER 124 83 41 74
NAMENDA 119 108 42 41
PLAVIX 117 102 43 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 103 44 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 93 45 56
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102 81 46 113
LACTULOSE 102 81 46 157
RISPERIDONE 100 87 48 81
LYRICA 95 67 49 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94 74 50 77
LEVEMIR 94 81 50 180
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 64 50 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 81 53 60
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 55 R 54 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 91 77 54 108
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 90 77 56 239
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90 63 56 36
JANUVIA 89 77 58 88
PROPAFENONE HCL 88 86 59 221
ATENOLOL 88 83 59 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 73 61 61
METHOTREXATE 85 85 62 245
NOVOLIN R 84 65 63 190
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 83 66 64 163
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 83 77 64 170
LANTUS 80 70 66 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 79 67 80
PREDNISONE 79 73 67 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 70 67 13
TEKTURNA HCT 78 78 10 70 305
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 78 57 R 70 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78 53 70 128
LIPITOR 77 71 73 112
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 72 74 62
EXFORGE 73 64 75 169
NOVOLOG 71 55 76 106
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70 61 77 118
VERAPAMIL ER 69 69 78 83
GLIPIZIDE 68 46 79 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 67 80 12
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 64 81 63
GLYBURIDE 65 44 R 82 78
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 32 83 103
SYMBICORT 62 53 84 137
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 61 42 S3 85 233
AZITHROMYCIN 60 52 86 37
NAPROXEN 60 46 86 96
MECLIZINE HCL 59 55 88 136
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 40 89 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 50 89 24
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 57 R 89 138
KLOR-CON M10 57 48 92 152
AMITIZA 57 52 92 342
PROAIR HFA 56 49 94 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 46 94 95
DOXEPIN HCL 55 42 96 179
CYMBALTA 55 35 96 45
PRADAXA 55 55 96 285
VENTOLIN HFA 54 37 99 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 42 99 57
SOTALOL 53 53 101 205
EVISTA 53 53 101 91
CITALOPRAM HBR 53 42 101 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 29 R 104 51
SULINDAC 51 49 105 230
NITROSTAT 50 48 106 189
AMIODARONE HCL 50 40 106 142
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 Sept. 16, 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.