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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 939

$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 939

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

6% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,571 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 888 741 1 9
FUROSEMIDE 792 674 2 7
GABAPENTIN 497 372 3 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 462 402 4 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 432 299 5 69
LISINOPRIL 415 339 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408 358 7 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 396 316 8 17
CARVEDILOL 315 276 9 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 301 301 10 30
NAMENDA 281 270 11 49
SIMVASTATIN 278 247 12 2
ATENOLOL 264 234 13 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260 209 14 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 259 176 S3 15 1
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 240 183 16 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 214 171 17 53
MIRTAZAPINE 196 196 18 56
FAMOTIDINE 196 178 18 62
METFORMIN HCL 194 162 20 8
OMEPRAZOLE 191 159 21 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 170 22 15
SEROQUEL 170 115 23 139
RISPERIDONE 158 111 24 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157 132 25 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 127 26 57
TRAMADOL HCL 150 136 27 16
AZITHROMYCIN 146 123 28 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 124 29 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 124 30 12
AMIODARONE HCL 134 110 31 160
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 129 87 32 146
MEGESTROL ACETATE 125 98 R 33 136
PAROXETINE HCL 120 83 34 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 120 94 34 54
TRAZODONE HCL 119 104 36 26
SERTRALINE HCL 113 88 37 24
CYMBALTA 110 90 38 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 74 39 27
NYSTATIN 104 90 40 174
CLOPIDOGREL 102 97 41 28
OLANZAPINE 102 87 41 135
CEPHALEXIN 100 77 43 77
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99 94 44 180
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 96 84 45 237
PLAVIX 95 95 46 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 88 47 125
LANTUS 89 63 48 59
RANITIDINE HCL 88 80 49 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 77 50 13
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 71 50 64
CEFTRIAXONE 84 71 52 197
MELOXICAM 84 68 52 14
GLIPIZIDE 82 81 54 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 63 55 60
DIGOXIN 81 81 55 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 60 57 102
BACLOFEN 76 0 58 157
METFORMIN HCL ER 76 63 58 76
LEXAPRO 74 58 60 201
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73 51 61 167
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 72 62 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 30 63 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71 71 63 108
LAMOTRIGINE 70 40 65 187
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70 52 65 130
OLANZAPINE ODT 67 35 67 328
FINASTERIDE 63 63 68 131
CLONIDINE HCL 61 40 69 39
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60 47 70 273
METHOCARBAMOL 59 20 R 71 149
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59 53 71 171
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 41 73 47
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 52 74 119
FENTANYL 55 46 S2 75 104
PREDNISONE 51 42 76 42
EXELON 50 36 77 151
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 36 77 189
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 Aug. 7, 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.