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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 939

$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 939

727 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%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

5% of this provider’s 727 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 727 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 13,873 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

$43 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
LISINOPRIL 723 481 1 3
MELOXICAM 643 407 2 14
OMEPRAZOLE 598 425 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 528 432 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 505 395 5 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493 424 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 492 355 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489 396 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 451 291 9 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 443 316 10 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 431 340 11 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344 184 S3 12 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 182 13 12
GABAPENTIN 300 220 14 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 300 183 14 20
SIMVASTATIN 267 204 16 2
NEXIUM 251 117 17 18
PREDNISONE 236 174 18 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 236 134 18 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 151 20 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220 186 21 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 190 188 22 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189 160 23 22
DIGOXIN 188 176 24 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 163 75 R 25 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160 124 26 53
DIOVAN 151 130 27 50
ATENOLOL 147 125 28 19
CLOPIDOGREL 144 120 29 28
CEFDINIR 144 88 29 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141 130 31 40
KLOR-CON M20 141 129 31 90
CRESTOR 139 99 33 34
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 108 33 181
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 97 35 23
PAROXETINE HCL 135 98 36 70
TRAZODONE HCL 135 84 36 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 105 38 27
SUCRALFATE 128 69 38 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127 81 40 43
NAMENDA 116 116 41 49
PROAIR HFA 116 64 41 41
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 113 77 43 162
CARVEDILOL 111 94 44 25
PLAVIX 109 93 45 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107 91 46 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106 100 47 29
ZETIA 101 67 48 103
CYMBALTA 101 76 48 44
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 99 64 S3 50 116
ALLOPURINOL 97 65 51 31
AZITHROMYCIN 97 67 51 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 69 53 86
TRAMADOL HCL 94 75 54 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94 47 R 54 68
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 92 44 56 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92 57 56 58
VERAPAMIL ER 91 64 58 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 64 59 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 84 55 60 114
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83 41 61 66
FENOFIBRATE 82 64 62 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 49 R 63 38
RANITIDINE HCL 79 51 64 35
VENTOLIN HFA 77 50 65 80
VYTORIN 76 69 66 216
NIFEDIPINE ER 76 51 66 105
MECLIZINE HCL 75 61 68 134
BENICAR HCT 71 57 69 243
LYRICA 66 39 70 63
GLIPIZIDE 66 55 70 52
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 63 34 72 225
SERTRALINE HCL 63 35 72 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 43 74 64
ESTRADIOL 60 32 R 75 79
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 39 76 99
LANTUS 56 30 77 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 32 77 81
METRONIDAZOLE 55 32 79 238
FENTANYL 54 53 S2 80 104
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 17 80 123
SINGULAIR 54 35 80 101
CELEBREX 53 38 83 106
COUMADIN 52 52 84 294
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 45 84 71
PREMARIN 51 38 R 86 111
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 27 86 47
RAMIPRIL 50 31 88 91
LEVEMIR 50 43 88 168
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 March 5, 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.