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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,078Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 157 out of 939

$790K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 939

331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87%Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

5% of this provider’s 331 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 331 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 11,744 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
DONEPEZIL HCL 516 492 1 30
NAMENDA 496 474 2 49
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460 445 3 4
LISINOPRIL 394 382 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 356 318 5 9
FUROSEMIDE 356 329 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 336 325 7 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 306 265 8 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290 241 9 6
CYMBALTA 285 276 10 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277 244 11 13
METFORMIN HCL 240 225 12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237 224 13 10
SIMVASTATIN 234 206 14 2
GABAPENTIN 213 190 15 11
MIRTAZAPINE 192 190 16 56
CARVEDILOL 181 172 17 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 174 168 18 95
TRAZODONE HCL 148 120 19 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146 134 S3 20 1
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 146 143 20 178
SERTRALINE HCL 144 128 22 24
DIGOXIN 144 141 22 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 143 140 24 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 134 25 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 135 26 29
EXELON 134 129 27 151
LANTUS 128 103 28 59
SEROQUEL 111 92 29 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101 94 30 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98 80 31 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 62 32 12
AMIODARONE HCL 91 91 33 160
NOVOLOG 89 80 34 145
CLONIDINE HCL 88 83 35 39
BUMETANIDE 88 86 35 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 58 37 27
LIDOCAINE HCL 87 79 37 223
PAROXETINE HCL 86 86 39 70
RISPERIDONE 83 77 40 82
CLOPIDOGREL 81 74 41 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 75 42 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 55 43 125
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 70 44 21
ATENOLOL 65 65 45 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 56 46 167
KLOR-CON M10 63 63 47 163
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 63 47 66
PRIMIDONE 62 61 49 228
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 32 49 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 49 49 61
ALLOPURINOL 61 61 52 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60 60 53 22
DILANTIN 59 33 54 324
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 54 54 86
KLOR-CON M20 59 46 54 90
MELOXICAM 59 57 54 14
TRAVATAN Z 59 59 54 325
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 58 59 88
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57 54 R 60 136
GLIPIZIDE 55 55 61 52
HUMALOG 55 47 61 215
TRAMADOL HCL 54 53 63 16
OLANZAPINE 53 46 64 135
PLAVIX 52 48 65 48
LEVETIRACETAM 52 26 65 170
CEFTRIAXONE 51 48 67 197
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 Feb. 6, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.