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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 51

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 51

1,100 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,100 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 1,100 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 18,618 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,902 949 S3 1 1
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 1,427 587 S3 10 2 28
FUROSEMIDE 1,325 748 3 4
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 904 489 4 26
LISINOPRIL 890 531 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 839 419 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 754 477 7 5
MELOXICAM 731 439 8 13
PREDNISONE 670 315 9 41
SIMVASTATIN 662 416 10 3
GABAPENTIN 610 311 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 604 313 12 9
CARISOPRODOL 562 79 R 13 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 519 263 14 21
ALLOPURINOL 503 268 15 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 495 356 16 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 490 344 17 6
TRAMADOL HCL 478 232 18 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424 273 19 10
AZITHROMYCIN 404 197 20 25
RANITIDINE HCL 398 171 21 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 389 217 22 18
GLIPIZIDE ER 332 189 23 48
KLOR-CON M20 326 164 24 55
CARVEDILOL 325 196 25 29
CLONIDINE HCL 313 184 26 31
NEXIUM 296 122 27 20
CLOPIDOGREL 281 189 28 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260 194 29 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 173 30 23
SERTRALINE HCL 216 131 31 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 212 127 32 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 118 33 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 211 108 33 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210 116 35 37
NAPROXEN 195 117 36 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 195 106 36 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 194 36 R 38 91
PLAVIX 191 140 39 51
DIGOXIN 187 100 40 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 185 46 R 41 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 181 124 42 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 178 97 43 50
CILOSTAZOL 178 130 43 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 104 45 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 170 82 46 67
PREMARIN 168 86 R 47 92
INDOMETHACIN 168 111 R 10 47 127
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 135 47 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 163 39 R 50 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 159 68 51 85
MECLIZINE HCL 155 110 52 118
NAMENDA 154 142 53 56
CYMBALTA 152 49 54 69
DIOVAN 151 103 55 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 149 67 56 99
LYRICA 146 61 57 83
GLIPIZIDE XL 146 83 57 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 96 59 12
GLIPIZIDE 142 78 59 33
ESTRADIOL 142 51 R 59 80
PROAIR HFA 141 61 62 44
SINGULAIR 138 47 63 114
VERAPAMIL ER 138 54 63 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 127 65 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 131 29 66 43
IBUPROFEN 128 61 67 90
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 126 49 68 145
CRESTOR 125 76 69 42
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 124 0 S3 70 111
GLIMEPIRIDE 123 89 71 70
FENOFIBRATE 122 61 72 93
DIOVAN HCT 120 94 73 79
CEPHALEXIN 119 65 74 58
SPIRIVA 118 54 75 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 117 52 76 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 110 80 77 40
VENTOLIN HFA 108 41 78 65
ATENOLOL 107 46 79 17
QUINAPRIL HCL 105 45 80 89
RAMIPRIL 105 60 80 76
AGGRENOX 104 67 82 133
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 50 83 64
TRILIPIX 101 50 84 157
TERBUTALINE SULFATE 97 33 85 158
LANSOPRAZOLE 95 33 86 159
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94 22 87 117
MEPERIDINE HCL 93 0 S2 R 10 88 161
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 91 41 89 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90 87 90 122
NIFEDIPINE ER 87 63 91 105
PROPRANOLOL HCL 86 48 92 125
GLYBURIDE 85 48 R 93 74
PEN NEEDLE 85 50 93 124
CARAFATE 85 46 93 162
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 59 96 78
KETOCONAZOLE 76 49 96 164
NOVOLIN 70-30 74 50 98 165
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 48 98 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 52 100 34
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72 41 101 96
FLUCONAZOLE 71 38 102 144
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 26 102 170
HUMULIN 70-30 70 31 104 171
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 26 104 63
OXYCONTIN 70 17 S2 104 120
COMBIVENT 69 0 107 101
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 44 108 175
VALACYCLOVIR 67 23 109 177
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 63 110 59
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 54 R 110 178
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 33 112 97
TRAZODONE HCL 63 11 113 32
LANTUS 62 37 114 105
CELEBREX 61 33 115 113
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 46 R 115 108
PENTAZOCINE-NALOXONE HCL 61 0 R 10 115 187
LOVASTATIN 60 51 118 54
JANUVIA 60 47 118 72
COLCRYS 59 18 120 194
NITROSTAT 59 29 120 194
FENTANYL 59 32 S2 120 102
DEXILANT 58 33 123 198
EVISTA 56 56 124 201
MIRTAZAPINE 56 28 124 93
TOPIRAMATE 55 12 126 204
AMOXICILLIN 55 39 126 87
FINASTERIDE 52 40 128 213
METOLAZONE 52 21 128 112
ACTOS 51 25 130 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 37 130 131
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 33 130 214
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 March 21, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.