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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,225Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 939

$906K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 939

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

5% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 722 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 16,400 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 645 578 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 612 555 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 574 453 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 572 513 4 6
LISINOPRIL 567 489 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 462 429 6 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 460 399 7 13
METFORMIN HCL 378 299 8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366 269 S3 9 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 288 10 12
GABAPENTIN 332 258 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 286 12 10
SERTRALINE HCL 323 283 13 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 313 268 14 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 289 242 15 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271 244 16 29
SIMVASTATIN 268 226 17 2
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229 223 18 53
NEXIUM 227 167 19 18
DIGOXIN 226 194 20 45
TRAMADOL HCL 219 143 21 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 218 216 22 30
TRAZODONE HCL 217 184 23 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 200 172 24 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 179 25 21
CARVEDILOL 186 165 26 25
ALLOPURINOL 178 145 27 31
CRESTOR 176 155 28 34
ATENOLOL 170 140 29 19
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 166 150 30 126
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 164 164 31 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 128 32 15
MELOXICAM 158 144 33 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 139 34 27
CLOPIDOGREL 154 154 34 28
DIOVAN 144 138 36 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141 131 37 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141 136 37 40
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133 128 39 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 71 R 40 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122 92 41 43
DILTIAZEM ER 120 106 42 94
PLAVIX 119 119 43 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119 100 R 43 38
GLYBURIDE 119 115 R 43 89
PROAIR HFA 115 90 46 41
AZITHROMYCIN 111 83 47 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 105 48 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103 72 49 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 101 50 58
NAMENDA 96 92 51 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 93 88 52 114
VENLAFAXINE HCL 93 68 52 159
PREDNISONE 92 78 54 42
CYMBALTA 89 50 55 44
MIRTAZAPINE 87 87 56 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 87 56 37
BYSTOLIC 86 81 58 132
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 66 58 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 74 60 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80 75 61 125
LOVASTATIN 79 79 62 46
NOVOLOG 76 76 63 145
RAMIPRIL 75 75 64 91
KLOR-CON M20 72 51 65 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 69 66 87
NABUMETONE 67 47 67 152
LANTUS 67 58 67 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 65 44 69 99
NAPROXEN 65 54 69 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 65 61 69 47
FENOFIBRATE 64 49 72 83
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 44 73 118
FAMOTIDINE 60 60 74 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 40 75 78
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 51 75 150
ZETIA 57 57 77 103
RANITIDINE HCL 57 57 77 35
SINGULAIR 57 55 77 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 36 80 66
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 56 80 133
ESTRADIOL 54 26 R 82 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 45 82 60
SPIRIVA 54 50 82 73
GLIPIZIDE 53 35 85 52
CEPHALEXIN 52 46 86 77
COMBIVENT 52 41 86 120
LEVEMIR 51 51 88 168
TRICOR 51 46 88 143
KLOR-CON M10 51 51 88 163
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. 23, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.