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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 939

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 939

751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 751 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 751 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 13,530 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,101 730 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,093 600 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 942 654 3 2
METFORMIN HCL 614 277 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 598 384 5 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 584 254 6 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579 397 7 6
MELOXICAM 573 260 8 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 534 382 9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 502 347 10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 497 359 11 10
OMEPRAZOLE 432 313 12 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 401 122 13 20
NEXIUM 399 115 14 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 382 32 R 15 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337 179 16 22
GABAPENTIN 312 152 17 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299 197 18 12
PROAIR HFA 249 106 19 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234 133 20 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 227 138 21 61
TRAZODONE HCL 226 137 22 26
AZITHROMYCIN 222 91 23 32
TRAMADOL HCL 217 130 24 16
ALLOPURINOL 208 149 25 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 205 101 26 37
CLOPIDOGREL 201 125 27 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 194 63 R 28 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 192 127 29 17
RANITIDINE HCL 187 100 30 35
MIRTAZAPINE 180 140 31 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 178 99 32 86
SPIRIVA 176 116 33 73
ATENOLOL 171 94 34 19
CRESTOR 162 98 35 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157 96 R 36 38
SERTRALINE HCL 156 90 37 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 156 37 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 66 39 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 151 106 40 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146 94 41 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143 86 42 53
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136 57 43 13
COMBIVENT 135 37 44 120
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 132 96 45 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 112 46 27
PLAVIX 125 77 47 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 79 48 66
ENDOCET 124 37 S2 48 148
OXYCODONE HCL 122 38 S2 50 67
ESTRADIOL 122 48 R 50 79
FENOFIBRATE 120 50 52 83
CARVEDILOL 120 85 52 25
SYNTHROID 118 87 54 75
LYRICA 114 0 55 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 34 56 60
SYMBICORT 109 51 57 137
DIOVAN HCT 104 66 58 74
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 16 S2 59 107
NAMENDA 102 102 60 49
DIOVAN 101 78 61 50
LANTUS 96 65 62 59
CELEBREX 93 46 63 106
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92 50 64 162
CYMBALTA 91 49 65 44
FLUCONAZOLE 86 31 66 140
TIZANIDINE HCL 82 0 67 81
PREDNISONE 81 44 68 42
DIGOXIN 81 63 68 45
CLONIDINE HCL 78 40 70 39
CARISOPRODOL 78 30 R 70 51
ABILIFY 77 42 72 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 39 73 43
VENTOLIN HFA 71 35 74 80
TRILIPIX 71 15 74 231
PAROXETINE HCL 71 47 74 70
SEROQUEL 69 42 77 139
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 34 77 58
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 12 79 95
METHOCARBAMOL 68 14 R 79 149
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67 53 81 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 48 82 57
DEXILANT 64 17 83 212
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 16 83 47
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 0 S2 83 113
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 21 86 119
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 49 86 180
LEXAPRO 60 34 86 201
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 29 89 117
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 0 90 128
LIPITOR 58 23 90 127
GLIPIZIDE 57 43 92 52
IBUPROFEN 56 20 93 112
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56 45 93 29
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54 43 S3 95 116
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 16 95 121
LEVEMIR 53 26 97 168
SUCRALFATE 52 44 98 96
ACTOS 52 23 98 141
NOVOLOG 51 37 100 145
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 51 0 100 343
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 27 100 78
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 23 100 133
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 104 114
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 50 104 88
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 April 13, 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.