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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 939

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 939

853 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

6% of this provider’s 853 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 853 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 27,582 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,395 1,262 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,160 1,101 2 4
LISINOPRIL 1,055 925 3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,007 920 4 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,002 967 5 17
OMEPRAZOLE 951 813 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 932 882 7 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 627 589 8 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 622 570 9 6
GABAPENTIN 590 478 10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 520 458 11 22
MIRTAZAPINE 517 503 12 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 467 361 S3 13 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 422 385 14 10
CLONIDINE HCL 421 384 15 39
LOVASTATIN 402 347 16 46
SERTRALINE HCL 375 327 17 24
NAMENDA 374 347 18 49
ALLOPURINOL 345 281 19 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 324 269 20 15
ATENOLOL 317 303 21 19
TRAZODONE HCL 300 229 22 26
KLOR-CON M20 299 270 23 90
DIOVAN 294 272 24 50
CARVEDILOL 293 267 25 25
TRAMADOL HCL 264 231 26 16
NOVOLIN N 263 220 27 271
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 258 217 28 95
KETOCONAZOLE 254 238 29 229
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 248 229 30 40
MELOXICAM 242 191 31 14
HALOPERIDOL 228 223 32 169
METFORMIN HCL 212 155 33 8
CLOPIDOGREL 209 193 34 28
INSULIN SYRINGE 198 176 35 97
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 173 36 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190 169 37 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 189 148 38 37
KLOR-CON M10 189 189 38 163
SUCRALFATE 180 178 40 96
DIGOXIN 180 180 40 45
PREDNISONE 172 156 42 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 158 43 20
LANTUS 170 154 44 59
HUMULIN N 170 162 44 253
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 162 152 S3 46 116
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 155 132 47 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 155 120 47 126
NEXIUM 148 105 49 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146 137 50 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 130 51 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 140 125 52 57
OLANZAPINE 138 95 53 135
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 137 116 54 330
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134 127 55 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 129 126 56 102
SPIRIVA 128 106 57 73
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 105 58 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 127 117 58 88
MUPIROCIN 124 107 60 185
DILTIAZEM ER 124 111 60 94
PLAVIX 123 119 62 48
LATANOPROST 119 119 63 233
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117 96 64 130
AMOXICILLIN 117 98 64 92
AZITHROMYCIN 114 106 66 32
GLIPIZIDE 112 87 67 52
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 104 68 60
NAPROXEN 110 79 69 72
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 108 88 70 171
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 101 71 78
RISPERIDONE 101 87 71 82
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 100 89 73 150
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 77 73 43
LACTULOSE 98 96 75 195
FINASTERIDE 97 95 76 131
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 79 77 13
ZETIA 85 71 78 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 60 R 79 38
NOVOLIN R 84 70 79 217
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 65 79 47
LEVETIRACETAM 84 59 79 170
CYMBALTA 83 58 83 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 80 84 64
AGGRENOX 81 81 84 153
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 71 86 71
FAMOTIDINE 80 67 86 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 72 S2 88 138
EXELON 78 78 88 151
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 70 90 66
TOPIRAMATE 77 46 90 154
PRADAXA 76 76 92 272
FENTANYL 75 74 S2 93 104
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 66 R 94 68
SEROQUEL 73 57 95 139
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 42 R 95 36
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 68 97 180
CEPHALEXIN 72 47 97 77
PHENYTOIN 70 40 99 288
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 70 99 99
FLOVENT HFA 70 62 99 285
CEFDINIR 70 61 99 142
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 66 99 61
AMIODARONE HCL 70 69 99 160
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 67 105 53
FENOFIBRATE 66 51 106 83
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 43 107 117
CRESTOR 65 65 107 34
RANITIDINE HCL 64 52 109 35
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 61 110 84
NYSTATIN 63 63 110 174
BACLOFEN 62 34 112 157
SANTYL 62 57 112 287
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59 53 114 146
LIPITOR 57 39 115 127
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 49 115 23
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 56 56 117 336
SODIUM CHLORIDE 55 26 118 304
DILTIAZEM HCL 54 51 119 217
CARBAMAZEPINE 53 38 120 189
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 38 120 177
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53 53 120 345
VERAPAMIL ER 53 50 120 85
TAMIFLU 52 49 124 310
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 51 51 125 402
LAMOTRIGINE 51 51 125 187
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 49 127 167
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 14, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.