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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 955

$2.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 955

894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

10% of this provider’s 894 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 894 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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
NAMENDA 1,724 1,648 117 1 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,538 1,238 255 S3 2 1
CYMBALTA 1,469 1,275 116 3 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,279 1,168 187 4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,209 1,092 167 5 3
LISINOPRIL 1,148 1,014 187 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,137 988 199 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,116 961 79 8 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 804 749 107 9 33
LORAZEPAM 765 635 189 B 10 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 751 641 105 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 732 651 102 12 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 697 589 83 A 13 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 691 619 105 14 6
GABAPENTIN 652 528 100 15 10
MIRTAZAPINE 628 598 112 16 60
CLOPIDOGREL 601 523 94 17 18
SERTRALINE HCL 513 419 88 18 26
SIMVASTATIN 510 446 81 19 4
JANUVIA 490 411 25 20 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 430 336 61 21 106
CARVEDILOL 413 367 66 22 27
LIDOCAINE HCL* 402 360 218 23 221
LANTUS 375 299 60 24 79
TRAZODONE HCL 371 307 64 25 30
CEFTRIAXONE* 340 304 185 26 206
ALLOPURINOL 329 306 50 27 34
OMEPRAZOLE 327 275 71 28 5
MELOXICAM 324 304 59 29 15
NOVOLOG 320 274 58 30 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL 312 271 42 31 127
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 310 294 44 32 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 309 216 58 33 16
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 302 291 114 34 175
METFORMIN HCL 292 214 58 35 8
BUMETANIDE 290 257 39 36 126
AZITHROMYCIN 278 243 178 37 41
TRAMADOL HCL 277 239 68 38 17
ALPRAZOLAM 274 228 44 B 39 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 226 49 40 13
HUMALOG 256 225 45 41 198
FENTANYL 251 228 42 S2 42 109
BUSPIRONE HCL 249 218 31 43 117
EXELON 248 248 32 44 156
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 246 246 49 45 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245 182 56 46 24
CLONIDINE HCL 244 224 76 47 44
LEVEMIR 238 190 24 48 164
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237 199 51 49 42
LEVETIRACETAM 226 108 29 50 149
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 226 199 46 50 46
LIDODERM 224 200 54 52 314
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 193 33 53 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220 215* 35 54 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 215 210* 26 55 82
RISPERIDONE 214 153 31 A 56 90
NAMENDA XR 213 208* 27 57 282
LEVOFLOXACIN 213 198 137 57 77
DIOVAN 211 211 20 59 57
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 207 166 25 60 111
DIGOX 205 200* 37 61 86
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 177 41 62 29
OLANZAPINE 198 150 27 A 63 134
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 193 170 115 64 58
PAROXETINE HCL 189 152 26 65 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 187 182* 32 66 71
AMIODARONE HCL 176 151 28 67 150
TAMIFLU 175 170* 167 68 208
VERAPAMIL ER 175 162 23 68 92
CLONAZEPAM 166 120 33 B 70 32
ARICEPT 165 160* 13 71 288
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 151 23 72 28
PREDNISONE 161 145 43 73 47
RANITIDINE HCL 158 153* 27 74 40
VOLTAREN 154 149* 29 75 182
ABILIFY 151 77 17 A 76 131
PRADAXA 150 150 14 77 199
NYSTATIN 150 145* 73 77 153
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 145 140* 19 79 116
FAMOTIDINE* 143 113 32 80 67
DIGOXIN 140 135* 30 81 137
LYRICA 131 82 14 82 63
LACTULOSE 131 101 21 82 189
ONGLYZA 131 126* 11 82 304
BACLOFEN 123 63 23 85 135
SPIRIVA 122 97 23 86 74
ATENOLOL 121 107 20 87 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 109 21 88 14
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 119 102 18 89 202
FLUCONAZOLE 119 98 84 89 139
RENVELA 119 74 11 89 329
NUEDEXTA 118 74 15 92 311
GLIPIZIDE 117 99 24 93 50
NEXIUM 116 111* 18 94 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 113 57 61 R 95 85
AGGRENOX 111 <11 <11 96 151
KLOR-CON M20 111 85 29 96 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 105* 28 98 69
MEGESTROL ACETATE 110 96 30 R 98 152
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110 105* 37 98 38
INVANZ 109 98 78 10 101 358
FINASTERIDE 106 106 15 102 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 73 70 103 70
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102 84 15 103 61
MORPHINE SULFATE 99 94* 36 S2 105 183
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98 65 13 106 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95 76 20 107 121
MUPIROCIN* 94 80 56 108 185
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94 <11 <11 108 98
PHENYTOIN 91 86* 12 110 277
DETROL LA 91 <11 <11 110 140
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91 86* 45 110 146
VENLAFAXINE HCL 90 85* 17 113 157
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88 50 12 114 166
CEPHALEXIN 86 64 60 115 80
METHOTREXATE 86 60 11 115 225
FENOFIBRATE* 85 80* 12 117 83
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 85 80* 13 A 117 267
CLONIDINE 83 78* 12 119 367
GLIMEPIRIDE 83 78* 11 119 37
DIAZEPAM 82 28 19 B 121 59
ENTACAPONE 80 <11 <11 122 370
NOVOLIN R 80 75* 13 122 230
PROAIR HFA 79 49 29 124 36
TRAVATAN Z 78 <11 <11 125 322
ONDANSETRON HCL* 77 72* 34 126 210
FENOFIBRATE* 75 40 11 127 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 75 37 127 196
TRANSDERM-SCOP 74 35 11 129 375
DILTIAZEM HCL 73 68* 11 130 214
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 30 13 R 130 177
XARELTO 71 71 15 132 190
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69 <11 <11 133 184
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 <11 <11 133 120
CARAFATE 68 <11 <11 135 197
PHENOBARBITAL 67 <11 <11 R 136 296
GLIPIZIDE ER 66 61* 17 137 91
COREG CR 65 <11 <11 138 379
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 65 60* 43 138 318
ULORIC 65 <11 <11 138 297
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 23 12 138 159
METRONIDAZOLE 65 53 40 138 270
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 24 18 R 143 54
GLYBURIDE 63 42 14 R 144 118
BUPROPION HCL 62 <11 <11 145 382
BENICAR 61 <11 <11 146 205
VERAPAMIL HCL 61 <11 <11 146 268
KETOCONAZOLE 61 56* 27 146 242
SANTYL 60 49 21 149 387
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60 44 43 149 145
RAMIPRIL 59 59 13 151 103
TOVIAZ 59 <11 <11 151 353
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 53* 14 153 22
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 45 14 153 138
BYSTOLIC 58 <11 <11 153 113
ZETIA 57 <11 <11 156 97
VESICARE 57 <11 <11 156 167
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57 52* 12 156 147
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 51* 13 159 65
GLUCAGEN 56 51* 28 159 395
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 51* 13 159 108
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 <11 <11 159 303
SUCRALFATE 55 50* 17 163 101
CRESTOR 54 <11 <11 164 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 20 13 R 164 45
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 <11 <11 166 305
LATANOPROST 53 48* 11 166 222
LOVASTATIN 52 <11 <11 168 52
GEMFIBROZIL 52 <11 <11 168 102
METHOCARBAMOL 52 40 20 R 168 176
METHIMAZOLE 51 <11 <11 171 413
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51 <11 <11 171 285
LUMIGAN 50 <11 <11 173 421
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 20, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.