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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,476Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 955

$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 167 out of 955

546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Arkansas
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 546 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 546 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Arkansas
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 638 474 104 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533 466 80 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 495 458 92 3 6
LISINOPRIL 480 411 92 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 461 372 93 5 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399 313 65 6 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 384 338 68 7 14
FUROSEMIDE 355 276 80 8 7
SIMVASTATIN 351 326 63 9 4
MELOXICAM 305 231 60 10 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 218 44 11 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 254 228 46 11 29
LOVASTATIN 253 222 41 13 52
TRAMADOL HCL 234 176 71 14 17
GLIPIZIDE 227 222* 33 15 50
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222 186 48 16 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217 158 43 17 24
FAMOTIDINE* 215 167 50 18 67
GABAPENTIN 211 155 41 19 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 210 174 33 20 19
CLOPIDOGREL 200 163 31 21 18
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 191 174 35 22 51
METFORMIN HCL 175 148 27 23 8
PREDNISONE 174 130 99 24 47
NEXIUM 155 113 29 25 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 153 131 26 26 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 150 117 28 R 27 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 148 77 34 28 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145 140* 32 29 42
TRAZODONE HCL 145 133 33 29 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139 108 54 31 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 127 27 31 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 125 18 33 33
NAMENDA 122 122 15 34 35
PAROXETINE HCL 121 84 22 35 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 102 23 36 11
ADVAIR DISKUS 117 94 23 37 69
CARVEDILOL 109 104* 25 38 27
PROAIR HFA 108 67 29 39 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106 101* 18 40 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97 55 21 41 61
MIRTAZAPINE 95 90* 23 42 60
LYRICA 94 52 16 43 63
BUMETANIDE 82 67 15 44 126
LANTUS 81 81 14 45 79
AZITHROMYCIN 80 61 66 46 41
LORAZEPAM 78 56 22 B 47 31
SERTRALINE HCL 77 61 18 48 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 <11 <11 49 75
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 57 14 49 81
TEMAZEPAM 74 60 14 B 51 93
CELEBREX 69 <11 <11 52 105
DIGOX 68 <11 <11 53 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 63* 13 53 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 62* 18 55 71
KLOR-CON M20 67 62* 14 55 107
FENTANYL 67 41 14 S2 55 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63 58* 12 58 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 39 12 59 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 56* 47 60 58
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 54* 13 61 28
DIOVAN 59 34 14 61 57
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 44 55 61 123
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 <11 <11 64 108
ESTRADIOL 58 <11 <11 R 64 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 40 15 66 23
RANITIDINE HCL 57 52* 15 66 40
MUPIROCIN* 57 52* 27 66 185
KLOR-CON M10 55 <11 <11 69 178
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 <11 <11 69 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 <11 <11 71 53
SPIRIVA 53 <11 <11 71 74
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 <11 <11 73 91
CLONIDINE HCL 52 30 13 73 44
ATENOLOL 52 47* 13 73 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 <11 <11 A 76 56
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 March 14, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.