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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 955

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 955

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 694 630 94 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 618 548 81 2 7
LISINOPRIL 580 520 97 3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 529 479 71 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 482 422 74 5 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 458 332 85 S3 6 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 448 393 64 7 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 429 403 68 8 12
GABAPENTIN 424 336 66 9 10
NAMENDA 413 408* 35 10 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402 381 59 11 6
CARVEDILOL 391 366 60 12 27
MIRTAZAPINE 389 384* 57 13 60
METFORMIN HCL 342 275 42 14 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 322 288 62 15 11
OMEPRAZOLE 316 234 57 16 5
TRAZODONE HCL 292 281 55 17 30
CLOPIDOGREL 288 241 42 18 18
TRAMADOL HCL 270 265* 58 19 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 269 264* 38 20 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268 254 41 21 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 259 132 28 22 19
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 255 200 27 A 23 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240 198 41 24 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213 178 36 25 46
CLONAZEPAM 212 167 26 B 26 32
METFORMIN HCL ER 207 189 37 27 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 199 172 29 28 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 193* 36 29 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196 196 28 30 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 191 167 28 31 88
LORAZEPAM 179 174* 41 B 32 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 178 163 19 33 106
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177 137 29 34 23
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 167 149 23 35 148
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 151 151 14 36 116
MELOXICAM 150 130 36 37 15
XARELTO 149 144* 20 38 190
LANTUS 137 132* 18 39 79
GLIPIZIDE 136 114 20 40 50
ATENOLOL 135 122 20 41 21
CYMBALTA 135 108 12 41 43
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 135 135 22 41 175
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 114 19 44 71
LYRICA 131 110 15 45 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129 106 19 R 46 45
NOVOLOG 129 124* 16 46 154
LEVOFLOXACIN 125 110 80 48 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 118* 27 49 72
SERTRALINE HCL 119 114* 23 50 26
ALLOPURINOL 119 92 18 50 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 117 88 13 R 52 100
DIOVAN 113 <11 <11 53 57
CLONIDINE HCL 110 98 19 54 44
PREDNISONE 105 100* 29 55 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105 77 11 55 98
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 88 25 57 51
AMOXICILLIN 103 98* 70 58 87
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99 94* 39 59 196
OXYCONTIN 99 <11 <11 S2 59 158
ALPRAZOLAM 98 93* 26 B 61 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 67 18 62 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 87* 29 63 38
HUMALOG 90 85* 16 64 198
DETROL LA 89 <11 <11 65 140
RISPERIDONE 83 53 11 A 66 90
PROAIR HFA 81 49 23 67 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81 50 17 67 24
JANUVIA 80 <11 <11 69 96
CRESTOR 80 80 13 69 49
LEVEMIR 78 <11 <11 71 164
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 73* 27 71 146
METOLAZONE 78 <11 <11 71 169
CELEBREX 73 <11 <11 74 105
DIGOXIN 69 64* 17 75 137
CEPHALEXIN 67 62* 47 76 80
SPIRIVA 67 55 16 76 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 <11 <11 78 111
GALANTAMINE HBR 65 <11 <11 79 275
FINASTERIDE 64 64 12 80 119
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 61 <11 <11 A 81 267
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 56* 12 81 99
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 <11 <11 83 204
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 54* 11 84 42
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 <11 <11 84 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 57 <11 <11 86 273
PAROXETINE HCL 56 <11 <11 87 68
VESICARE 56 <11 <11 87 167
NEXIUM 56 37 11 87 25
NYAMYC 56 51* 29 87 395
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 50* 45 91 58
EVISTA 54 <11 <11 92 133
SSD 54 54 13 92 403
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 <11 <11 94 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 53 11 94 202
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 <11 <11 S2 96 136
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 46* 42 97 123
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 <11 <11 97 81
ABILIFY 51 <11 <11 A 97 131
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 Jan. 22, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.