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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,186Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 939

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 939

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

8% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 724 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 18,370 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

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 923 796 1 2
LISINOPRIL 888 743 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 853 741 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 848 737 4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 809 617 S3 5 1
METFORMIN HCL 781 618 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 618 520 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 603 568 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577 514 9 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 514 469 10 21
GABAPENTIN 439 385 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 436 367 12 10
SERTRALINE HCL 363 276 13 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 270 14 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290 250 15 29
ATENOLOL 279 256 16 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264 220 17 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261 214 18 22
GLIPIZIDE 259 208 19 52
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 247 226 20 108
MELOXICAM 224 162 21 14
TRAMADOL HCL 200 173 22 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 196 173 23 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 194 133 24 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193 156 25 43
AZITHROMYCIN 189 156 26 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188 137 27 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 184 143 R 28 38
CLOPIDOGREL 181 178 29 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 180 123 30 17
TRAZODONE HCL 170 131 31 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 165 165 32 33
NEXIUM 164 109 33 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161 134 34 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 147 85 35 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 147 133 35 93
PLAVIX 147 146 35 48
FAMOTIDINE 142 123 38 62
MIRTAZAPINE 137 90 39 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 135 40 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 124 40 27
RANITIDINE HCL 134 92 42 35
CARVEDILOL 132 111 43 25
ALLOPURINOL 130 109 44 31
PROAIR HFA 121 104 45 41
ETODOLAC 121 101 45 207
VERAPAMIL ER 112 90 47 85
SYNTHROID 110 109 48 75
FENTANYL 107 102 S2 49 104
GUANFACINE HCL 101 78 R 50 270
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 70 51 71
DIGOXIN 92 79 52 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 91 72 53 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 81 54 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90 69 54 99
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 86 54 54
CLONIDINE HCL 90 64 54 39
NAMENDA 88 76 58 49
CAPTOPRIL 87 87 59 262
MECLIZINE HCL 87 81 59 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 49 61 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 81 62 40
DIOVAN 83 73 63 50
PREDNISONE 82 68 64 42
CEFUROXIME 81 66 65 166
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 61 66 150
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 70 67 23
LANTUS 76 38 68 59
GLIPIZIDE ER 75 46 69 88
CRESTOR 75 67 69 34
METHOCARBAMOL 74 42 R 71 149
NABUMETONE 72 72 72 152
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 57 73 86
MEGESTROL ACETATE 67 46 R 74 136
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 61 74 87
AMOXICILLIN 66 54 76 92
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 51 77 117
SINGULAIR 64 62 78 101
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 62 79 125
LIPITOR 61 54 80 127
AMIODARONE HCL 60 60 81 160
HUMULIN N 58 41 82 253
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 24 82 119
FINASTERIDE 58 58 82 131
PAROXETINE HCL 57 43 85 70
SEROQUEL 56 45 86 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 48 S2 86 138
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55 53 S2 88 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 48 89 57
OXYCODONE HCL 51 18 S2 90 67
COLCRYS 50 49 91 292
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 Sept. 19, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.