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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 939

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 939

642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

7% of this provider’s 642 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 642 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 11,787 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 488 418 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 475 441 2 7
LISINOPRIL 438 303 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404 328 4 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365 294 5 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357 310 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353 302 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 331 280 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 329 231 9 8
TRAMADOL HCL 262 191 10 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 245 215 11 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 240 232 12 17
GABAPENTIN 236 188 13 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 189 S3 14 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219 166 15 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 205 16 30
CARVEDILOL 203 179 17 25
SERTRALINE HCL 192 141 18 24
NEXIUM 190 116 19 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 173 20 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167 131 21 43
NAMENDA 162 145 22 49
CRESTOR 154 130 23 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147 146 24 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127 104 25 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 106 26 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 111 27 21
DIGOXIN 123 121 28 45
AZITHROMYCIN 118 94 29 32
CYMBALTA 117 65 30 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 107 31 20
CLOPIDOGREL 113 93 32 28
MIRTAZAPINE 110 95 33 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 86 34 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 107 103 35 27
TRAZODONE HCL 105 65 36 26
LYRICA 102 71 37 63
MELOXICAM 99 68 38 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95 66 39 65
FAMOTIDINE 93 75 40 62
PLAVIX 93 73 40 48
ATENOLOL 88 56 42 19
CELEBREX 88 74 42 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 82 44 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 87 46 44 95
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 66 44 60
EXELON 84 75 47 151
DIOVAN 82 81 48 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 81 48 126
PREDNISONE 82 68 48 42
GLIPIZIDE 80 79 51 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77 65 52 29
PROAIR HFA 75 59 53 41
JANUVIA 74 55 54 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73 72 55 69
SINGULAIR 73 45 55 101
ZETIA 73 62 55 103
LIPITOR 72 63 58 127
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 71 59 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 44 60 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 25 R 61 36
VENTOLIN HFA 66 47 61 80
KLOR-CON M20 65 55 63 90
COMBIVENT 64 41 64 120
RANITIDINE HCL 62 54 65 35
DILTIAZEM ER 57 57 66 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 45 67 64
LOVAZA 55 31 67 191
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 30 R 69 38
KETOCONAZOLE 52 47 69 229
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 29 69 123
SPIRIVA 51 49 72 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 46 72 87
RISPERIDONE 51 51 72 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 38 75 86
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 50 39 R 75 98
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.