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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 939

$887K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 939

525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

15% of this provider’s 525 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

46% of this provider’s 525 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 10,375 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

39 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 1,740 532 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 746 469 2 7
MELOXICAM 703 287 3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 662 283 4 5
BENAZEPRIL HCL 511 276 5 87
SIMVASTATIN 487 322 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482 300 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453 251 8 4
GABAPENTIN 453 195 8 11
NEXIUM 407 149 10 18
LISINOPRIL 407 244 10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368 263 12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 302 142 13 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 180 14 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 270 106 15 20
METFORMIN HCL 266 175 16 8
FLUOXETINE HCL 261 108 17 47
AZITHROMYCIN 253 106 18 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 247 123 19 76
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 164 20 12
PROAIR HFA 219 59 21 41
ATENOLOL 196 96 22 19
SERTRALINE HCL 189 105 23 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 175 114 24 37
CARISOPRODOL 172 0 R 25 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 90 26 22
CYMBALTA 161 27 26 44
TRAMADOL HCL 160 36 28 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 159 15 R 29 36
LYRICA 159 14 29 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152 140 31 27
RANITIDINE HCL 150 59 32 35
PREDNISONE 148 73 33 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 84 34 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 128 35 30
PREMARIN 130 53 R 36 111
CLOPIDOGREL 129 92 37 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 129 100 37 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127 55 R 39 38
VENTOLIN HFA 122 27 40 80
LEVEMIR 120 82 41 168
TRAZODONE HCL 117 74 42 26
TERAZOSIN HCL 117 62 42 114
METHADONE HCL 115 23 S2 44 109
FENTANYL 111 47 S2 45 104
LOVASTATIN 111 93 45 46
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 109 18 S2 47 113
BACLOFEN 109 37 47 157
CLONIDINE HCL 106 50 49 39
CEPHALEXIN 103 66 50 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 61 51 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95 22 52 58
NAMENDA 95 95 52 49
MIRTAZAPINE 94 79 54 56
CARVEDILOL 94 40 54 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 94 54 95
AMOXICILLIN 93 49 57 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 32 58 99
DIOVAN HCT 89 66 59 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 52 60 23
ALLOPURINOL 85 34 61 31
PLAVIX 84 57 62 48
PAROXETINE HCL 84 36 62 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 45 64 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 41 65 61
DETROL LA 81 61 66 155
DOXEPIN HCL 77 34 67 214
NOVOLOG 76 44 68 145
RISPERIDONE 75 44 69 82
LIPITOR 75 55 69 127
CELEBREX 74 40 71 106
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 26 R 71 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 43 73 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 49 73 29
OXYCONTIN 68 22 S2 75 161
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 44 76 60
ESTRADIOL 66 38 R 77 79
LANTUS 66 38 77 59
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 25 79 117
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 64 53 79 321
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 51 81 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 62 23 82 78
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 20 S2 82 138
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59 42 84 13
GLIPIZIDE 59 46 84 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 24 86 66
DIGOXIN 56 37 87 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 0 87 81
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 50 R 89 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 30 89 121
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 21 R 89 98
CRESTOR 53 28 92 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 51 93 102
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 34 S3 93 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 26 93 71
TOPIRAMATE 51 0 96 154
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 Oct. 26, 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.