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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 116 out of 939

$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 939

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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 499 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,627 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 515 438 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476 368 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 396 243 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 354 303 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 350 313 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 333 279 6 5
GABAPENTIN 315 186 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 253 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 283 265 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 218 10 15
LISINOPRIL 220 163 11 3
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210 181 12 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201 183 13 9
AZITHROMYCIN 199 155 14 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198 159 15 21
NEXIUM 187 138 16 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180 154 17 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 178 173 18 17
ATENOLOL 177 160 19 19
SERTRALINE HCL 168 139 20 24
SYNTHROID 167 135 21 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159 132 22 29
TRAMADOL HCL 147 100 23 16
MELOXICAM 146 104 24 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 53 25 61
EXFORGE 137 124 26 176
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 128 27 37
DIOVAN HCT 135 119 28 74
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 106 29 66
DIOVAN 129 88 30 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 122 94 31 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 122 31 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115 88 33 58
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 94 34 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 90 35 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112 100 35 53
EXELON 111 101 37 151
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104 62 38 128
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 74 39 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91 72 40 54
CLOPIDOGREL 91 82 40 28
CRESTOR 87 76 42 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 43 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 84 33 44 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 76 44 95
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 67 46 108
NAMENDA 77 67 47 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 64 48 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75 55 49 64
AVODART 73 73 50 205
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 63 50 126
NYSTATIN 72 67 52 174
DIGOXIN 71 71 53 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 15 R 53 36
METHOTREXATE 68 46 55 240
BYSTOLIC 67 34 56 132
TRAZODONE HCL 63 32 57 26
ESTRADIOL 63 33 R 57 79
CLONIDINE HCL 62 39 59 39
PLAVIX 62 57 59 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 33 59 43
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 42 59 118
PAROXETINE HCL 60 56 63 70
SYMBICORT 60 52 63 137
KLOR-CON M20 58 47 65 90
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57 57 66 171
CARVEDILOL 56 49 67 25
SPIRIVA 54 50 68 73
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 46 68 93
CEFUROXIME 53 35 70 166
LANTUS 53 41 70 59
PRADAXA 52 52 72 272
CARISOPRODOL 52 16 R 72 51
LEXAPRO 52 31 72 201
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. 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.