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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,974Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 939

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 939

960 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

2% of this provider’s 960 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 960 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 13,926 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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 832 746 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 821 731 2 4
LISINOPRIL 774 636 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 589 464 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 502 406 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 418 380 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 413 355 7 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 409 361 8 12
ATENOLOL 403 341 9 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387 363 10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 357 252 S3 11 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 297 252 12 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 260 213 13 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 248 211 14 15
GABAPENTIN 242 166 15 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 226 183 16 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225 153 17 20
MELOXICAM 222 185 18 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 197 183 19 37
CARVEDILOL 196 175 20 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194 157 21 23
TRAMADOL HCL 193 149 22 16
ALLOPURINOL 181 158 23 31
NEXIUM 178 125 24 18
CLOPIDOGREL 171 132 25 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 133 26 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160 137 27 9
FLUOXETINE HCL 137 84 28 47
TRAZODONE HCL 137 71 28 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 117 30 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127 108 R 31 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 122 32 27
GLYBURIDE 122 106 R 32 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120 95 34 58
SERTRALINE HCL 115 68 35 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 103 36 40
DIGOXIN 107 94 37 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 78 38 60
LYRICA 99 41 39 63
SPIRIVA 98 69 40 73
PLAVIX 98 73 40 48
LOVASTATIN 98 91 40 46
CLONIDINE HCL 97 49 43 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 87 87 44 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 77 45 54
PROAIR HFA 80 65 46 41
PREDNISONE 77 73 47 42
CYMBALTA 76 42 48 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 72 49 105
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71 54 50 84
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71 55 50 118
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 56 50 66
DIOVAN 70 70 53 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 58 54 64
EVISTA 67 44 55 122
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66 43 56 128
CRESTOR 65 47 57 34
MIRTAZAPINE 64 64 58 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 64 58 117
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 52 60 65
PEN NEEDLE 58 38 61 193
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 57 62 108
RAMIPRIL 57 57 62 91
FAMOTIDINE 56 39 64 62
COMBIVENT 56 55 64 120
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 66 129
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 53 50 67 33
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 52 68 114
AZITHROMYCIN 52 48 68 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 45 68 71
ESTRADIOL 52 48 R 68 79
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 72 102
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 Nov. 18, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.