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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,824Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 939

$817K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 939

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

4% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 581 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 13,187 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 21%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,175 932 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 678 504 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 664 375 S3 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 522 403 4 9
METFORMIN HCL 521 404 5 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 467 414 6 12
OMEPRAZOLE 456 387 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424 321 8 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 420 306 9 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 397 283 10 20
LISINOPRIL 393 286 11 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 390 334 12 29
FUROSEMIDE 346 278 13 7
GABAPENTIN 342 259 14 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320 261 15 13
TRAMADOL HCL 289 190 16 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268 229 17 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 206 18 55
ATENOLOL 246 176 19 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 182 20 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 192 160 21 17
NEXIUM 191 83 22 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175 157 23 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173 150 24 21
AMOXICILLIN 167 115 25 92
CRESTOR 160 133 26 34
PREDNISONE 144 117 27 42
SERTRALINE HCL 141 76 28 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139 114 29 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 84 30 23
FENOFIBRATE 125 102 31 83
MELOXICAM 123 83 32 14
CARVEDILOL 120 102 33 25
GLYBURIDE 119 98 R 34 89
AZITHROMYCIN 117 68 35 32
LANSOPRAZOLE 112 73 36 177
ALLOPURINOL 108 95 37 31
CLOPIDOGREL 102 85 38 28
CLONIDINE HCL 94 65 39 39
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 92 56 R 40 98
CYMBALTA 90 67 41 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 88 42 37
PLAVIX 82 68 43 48
TRAZODONE HCL 78 37 44 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 53 R 44 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 33 46 47
SPIRIVA 76 44 47 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 57 47 88
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 72 56 49 190
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 59 50 33
CELEBREX 70 59 51 106
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 57 R 51 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 50 53 54
CARISOPRODOL 66 27 R 53 51
MECLIZINE HCL 65 59 55 134
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 41 55 117
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 41 57 105
ZETIA 63 61 58 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 21 58 121
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 58 60 129
PROAIR HFA 62 27 60 41
LYRICA 62 34 60 63
METHOCARBAMOL 59 19 R 63 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 38 64 86
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 23 R 64 36
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 43 66 114
DIOVAN HCT 53 51 66 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 46 68 30
PAROXETINE HCL 51 33 68 70
PRIMIDONE 51 25 68 228
CEPHALEXIN 50 43 71 77
NITROSTAT 50 27 71 204
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 13, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.