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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 955

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 955

764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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 764 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 764 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
FUROSEMIDE 753 529 123 1 7
LISINOPRIL 737 462 143 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 636 387 136 S3 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542 349 89 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 541 382 81 5 3
CLOPIDOGREL 512 394 86 6 18
GABAPENTIN 502 312 87 7 10
METFORMIN HCL 398 294 73 8 8
OMEPRAZOLE 396 238 63 9 5
NEXIUM 373 185 58 10 25
CARVEDILOL 363 248 62 11 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 356 251 60 12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 343 161 57 13 16
SIMVASTATIN 322 228 56 14 4
MELOXICAM 312 201 58 15 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 296 156 61 16 55
ALPRAZOLAM 282 181 70 B 17 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 279 152 217 18 58
PROAIR HFA 272 131 84 19 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 271 173 45 20 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 265 176 39 21 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257 184 40 22 13
LYRICA 253 147 34 23 63
NAMENDA 203 203 28 24 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200 80 42 25 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 197 82 35 26 61
TRAMADOL HCL 195 93 75 27 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 193 30 28 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 112 28 29 14
RANITIDINE HCL 173 135 32 30 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172 127 36 31 127
SERTRALINE HCL 169 118 24 32 26
CRESTOR 169 73 30 32 49
DIGOX 168 146 21 34 86
RISPERIDONE 154 123 21 A 35 90
JANUVIA 150 104 19 36 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149 105 27 37 46
ATENOLOL 146 86 23 38 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 85 26 39 29
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 136 84 17 40 261
TRAZODONE HCL 136 55 22 40 30
ALLOPURINOL 132 58 21 42 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 78 83 43 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 120 89 23 43 39
SPIRIVA 119 72 22 45 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118 81 12 46 111
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 56 26 47 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115 55 30 48 24
VENTOLIN HFA 108 42 35 49 94
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 104 89 12 R 50 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 37 20 R 51 45
DIAZEPAM 92 22 18 B 52 59
LORAZEPAM 90 68 27 B 53 31
GLIPIZIDE 88 72 13 54 50
PREDNISONE 88 55 16 54 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87 42 30 R 56 85
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 55 15 57 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 42 14 A 57 56
DILTIAZEM ER 73 53 15 59 125
CELEBREX 72 36 20 60 105
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 71 39 14 61 170
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 55 17 61 69
SUCRALFATE 70 41 18 63 101
NAPROXEN 70 38 19 63 78
NASONEX 69 40 37 65 246
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 55 17 65 11
DIGOXIN 66 51 12 67 137
MIRTAZAPINE 66 51 11 67 60
LOVASTATIN 65 <11 <11 69 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 28 29 69 72
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 41 15 71 147
RAMIPRIL 64 <11 <11 71 103
CLONAZEPAM 64 21 14 B 71 32
DIOVAN 64 50 12 71 57
NABUMETONE 63 49 18 75 162
ESTRADIOL 62 46 11 R 76 84
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 28 21 77 99
XARELTO 59 46 13 78 190
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 59 14 R 78 152
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 34 14 80 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 <11 <11 80 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 24 17 82 65
ZETIA 56 <11 <11 82 97
SYMBICORT 55 29 13 84 128
NITROFURANTOIN* 54 43 17 85 287
VOLTAREN 53 35 18 86 182
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 53 30 15 S2 86 219
CEFDINIR 52 27 44 88 143
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51 26 15 89 179
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50 29 17 90 213
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 <11 <11 90 98
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 May 26, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.