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Prescriber Checkup

JOHN SCRIBNER

172 HIGHWAY 62 EAST SUITE 1

Salem | Arkansas | 72576

(870) 895-1911

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,939Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 939

$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 939

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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
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this specialty
in Arkansas
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 580 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 10,683 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 851 532 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 705 454 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 571 421 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 538 352 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 513 372 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 492 332 6 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374 270 7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334 252 8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327 268 9 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 327 236 9 4
GABAPENTIN 294 156 11 11
SERTRALINE HCL 247 155 12 24
MELOXICAM 240 124 13 14
NEXIUM 233 122 14 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 169 15 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 148 16 12
TRAMADOL HCL 190 104 17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 184 109 18 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178 65 19 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 161 139 20 17
CLOPIDOGREL 159 107 21 28
AZITHROMYCIN 155 106 22 32
ATENOLOL 147 117 23 19
PROAIR HFA 139 67 24 41
DIGOXIN 133 125 25 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130 101 26 13
GLIPIZIDE 129 109 27 52
PLAVIX 114 71 28 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 90 29 23
LANTUS 102 93 30 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 80 30 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 23 R 32 36
MIRTAZAPINE 98 76 32 56
NAMENDA 93 93 34 49
CLONIDINE HCL 89 69 35 39
SPIRIVA 88 59 36 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84 66 37 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 84 37 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 75 39 43
LYRICA 83 53 39 63
FAMOTIDINE 83 53 39 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 67 42 57
NAPROXEN 80 58 43 72
AMOXICILLIN 79 47 44 92
PEN NEEDLE 77 44 45 193
LIPITOR 76 48 46 127
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 49 46 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 55 48 40
VENTOLIN HFA 73 38 49 80
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72 42 50 65
CRESTOR 72 33 50 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 42 52 29
ALLOPURINOL 70 54 52 31
CARVEDILOL 70 56 52 25
FENTANYL 69 68 S2 55 104
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 34 55 71
RANITIDINE HCL 68 23 57 35
DIOVAN 68 60 57 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 26 59 78
TRAZODONE HCL 66 32 60 26
TERAZOSIN HCL 65 52 61 114
LAMOTRIGINE 65 31 61 187
CYMBALTA 63 25 63 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 18 R 64 38
CEPHALEXIN 62 44 64 77
LOVASTATIN 62 31 64 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 55 67 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60 39 68 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 21 68 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 50 68 37
COMBIVENT 59 53 71 120
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 58 32 72 190
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 25 73 66
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 46 74 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 24 R 74 68
JANUVIA 54 51 76 110
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 52 76 58
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 43 76 105
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 25 79 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52 52 80 167
RISPERIDONE 52 52 80 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 40 82 64
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 Oct. 7, 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.