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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,752Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 145 out of 955

$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 955

393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

12% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 393 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 686 531 119 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 552 471 81 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505 435 85 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 435 350 67 4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 432 399 67 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 432 380 52 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 400 347 75 7 7
LISINOPRIL 383 349 68 8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378 341 47 9 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327 264 51 10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281 215 49 11 12
SERTRALINE HCL 261 189 40 12 26
CLOPIDOGREL 247 190 35 13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 168 35 14 23
TRAZODONE HCL 202 191 37 15 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 147 26 16 22
GABAPENTIN 179 153 37 17 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160 132 27 18 24
CHLORTHALIDONE 153 148* 23 19 168
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 131 21 20 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 147 142* 24 21 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 141* 19 22 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144 120 20 A 23 56
DIGOX 143 114 16 24 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140 120 23 25 28
CRESTOR 140 118 19 25 49
NAMENDA 139 139 18 27 35
PREDNISONE 138 108 35 28 47
MIRTAZAPINE 135 130* 24 29 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 98 24 30 69
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 123 80 30 S2 31 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 100 19 32 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119 114* 17 33 51
LORAZEPAM 117 112* 27 B 34 31
LEVOFLOXACIN 114 94 62 35 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 114 99 15 35 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 113 108* 16 37 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 80 23 38 13
LANTUS 112 97 15 38 79
AZITHROMYCIN 107 85 84 40 41
MELOXICAM 99 94* 25 41 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 82 20 42 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 93 88* 16 43 66
SYNTHROID 91 66 11 44 73
PROAIR HFA 87 52 28 45 36
ATENOLOL 86 75 13 46 21
TRAMADOL HCL 77 49 18 47 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 <11 <11 47 76
NEXIUM 73 25 12 49 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 51 12 50 39
NYSTATIN 68 63* 26 51 153
IBUPROFEN 67 47 19 52 110
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 42 22 53 38
ALLOPURINOL 66 <11 <11 53 34
VENTOLIN HFA 65 60* 27 55 94
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 <11 <11 56 82
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63 50 13 57 55
SYMBICORT 62 <11 <11 58 128
VERAPAMIL ER 61 <11 <11 59 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 <11 <11 60 71
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 46 24 60 146
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 <11 <11 62 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 <11 <11 63 111
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 <11 <11 63 116
SPIRIVA 55 <11 <11 63 74
CARVEDILOL 53 <11 <11 66 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 <11 <11 66 106
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 <11 <11 R 66 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 <11 <11 69 37
TAMIFLU 52 47* 30 69 208
AGGRENOX 51 <11 <11 71 151
NOVOLOG 51 46* 11 71 154
GALANTAMINE HBR 51 <11 <11 71 275
FENTANYL 51 <11 <11 S2 71 109
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 45* 35 75 70
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 50 27 11 75 228
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 Sept. 13, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.