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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,286Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 939

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 144 out of 939

666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 666 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 11,636 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,123 877 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 966 805 2 6
LISINOPRIL 629 461 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 612 461 4 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 473 214 S3 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 373 250 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 366 323 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 361 229 8 8
MELOXICAM 353 300 9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346 231 10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336 259 11 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 224 12 23
NEXIUM 266 186 13 18
DIOVAN HCT 233 170 14 74
GLIPIZIDE ER 230 180 15 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 228 228 16 30
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212 128 17 4
CLOPIDOGREL 204 165 18 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 200 172 19 22
CLONIDINE HCL 195 151 20 39
CARVEDILOL 193 171 21 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 189 143 22 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 127 23 12
DIOVAN 167 121 24 50
RAMIPRIL 163 120 25 91
PLAVIX 146 116 26 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 133 27 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 134 121 28 58
AMOXICILLIN 131 87 29 92
GLIMEPIRIDE 130 82 30 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116 92 31 69
RANITIDINE HCL 115 92 32 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 71 33 29
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 114 52 R 33 98
KLOR-CON M10 105 71 35 163
NABUMETONE 105 86 35 152
NAPROXEN 104 61 37 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 83 38 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 91 39 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 88 40 53
GLIPIZIDE XL 97 69 40 147
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 38 R 42 68
GABAPENTIN 90 42 43 11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89 58 44 54
ATENOLOL 87 67 45 19
CRESTOR 86 51 46 34
INSULIN SYRINGE 84 71 47 97
CILOSTAZOL 84 84 47 219
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 83 49 87
VENTOLIN HFA 80 42 50 80
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 67 51 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74 54 52 115
MECLIZINE HCL 69 42 53 134
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 68 53 54 164
AZITHROMYCIN 66 29 55 32
ALLOPURINOL 66 53 55 31
IBUPROFEN 64 57 57 112
PROAIR HFA 62 28 58 41
LYRICA 59 27 59 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 46 60 65
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 56 25 S3 61 244
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 19 61 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 39 61 57
KLOR-CON M20 55 46 64 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 39 64 78
COMBIVENT 55 31 64 120
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 42 67 76
VERAPAMIL ER 54 41 67 85
BUMETANIDE 52 52 69 124
HUMULIN 70-30 52 52 69 200
CEPHALEXIN 51 24 71 77
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 July 8, 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.