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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 567 out of 939

$217K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 576 out of 939

223 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

22% of this provider’s 223 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 2,541 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 319 139 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 145 108 2 2
METFORMIN HCL 129 79 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 106 87 4 4
LISINOPRIL 105 79 5 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 95 31 6 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 71 7 37
TRAZODONE HCL 88 38 8 26
CARISOPRODOL 87 14 R 9 51
CRESTOR 84 0 10 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 34 11 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82 61 12 13
OMEPRAZOLE 77 51 13 5
FUROSEMIDE 76 40 14 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 76 53 14 6
NEXIUM 75 16 16 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 41 17 23
FENOFIBRATE 69 19 18 83
CLONIDINE HCL 67 60 19 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 33 19 71
TRAMADOL HCL 65 40 21 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62 19 22 20
CEFDINIR 60 35 23 142
LOVASTATIN 54 54 24 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 22 24 55
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 28, 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.