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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,148Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 16

$542K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 16

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

38% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 27%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 33%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 5,701 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 823 257 S3 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 408 87 S2 2 3
OXYCODONE HCL 363 83 S2 3 2
GABAPENTIN 304 159 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 255 5 13
LISINOPRIL 246 195 6 11
FUROSEMIDE 243 211 7 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 233 204 8 17
METHADONE HCL 228 41 S2 9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 152 139 10 31
MORPHINE SULFATE 150 32 S2 11 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 148 38 S2 12 6
TRAMADOL HCL 143 53 13 15
CARVEDILOL 133 122 14 35
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 133 14 S2 14 34
SIMVASTATIN 131 120 16 25
FENTANYL 129 12 S2 17 12
NAMENDA 118 118 18 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 113 95 19 26
CARISOPRODOL 108 0 R 20 7
MIRTAZAPINE 108 95 20 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 106 91 22 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 46 R 23 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103 89 23 32
TRAZODONE HCL 100 84 25 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 47 26 33
ENDOCET 77 34 S2 27 24
METFORMIN HCL 74 71 28 43
LYRICA 68 14 29 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 54 30 42
LANTUS 65 61 31 47
CYMBALTA 65 29 31 16
OXYCONTIN 64 12 S2 33 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 27 33 20
FAMOTIDINE 63 60 35 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 61 36 73
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 57 36 73
NOVOLOG 61 54 36 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 17 R 39 22
BACLOFEN 55 21 40 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 55 55 40 40
SERTRALINE HCL 51 42 42 54
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. 19, 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.