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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,880Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 171 out of 955

$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 184 out of 955

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

4% of this provider’s 461 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 461 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 708 492 113 1 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 636 309 109 S3 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 400 246 90 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368 206 75 4 9
GABAPENTIN 347 218 83 5 10
SIMVASTATIN 305 199 57 6 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 291 147 49 7 22
OMEPRAZOLE 254 160 51 8 5
TRAMADOL HCL 249 124 46 9 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248 115 45 10 24
CLOPIDOGREL 242 182 39 11 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240 150 56 12 11
LISINOPRIL 240 152 50 12 2
TIZANIDINE HCL 228 93 65 14 65
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 210 143 35 15 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205 131 35 16 12
METFORMIN HCL 202 119 40 17 8
AZITHROMYCIN 201 109 142 18 41
CEPHALEXIN 192 119 117 19 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 188 120 43 20 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 181 134 26 21 19
ATENOLOL 171 108 31 22 21
ALLOPURINOL 168 120 28 23 34
SERTRALINE HCL 157 122 44 24 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 92 27 24 23
RANITIDINE HCL 150 81 30 26 40
NEXIUM 150 111 26 26 25
FLUCONAZOLE 133 58 74 28 139
CLONIDINE HCL 127 64 30 29 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 99 34 30 29
MELOXICAM 125 71 28 31 15
DIGOX 117 84 15 32 86
CEFDINIR 112 75 79 33 143
NYSTATIN 108 76 70 34 153
LANTUS 105 77 21 35 79
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 100* 16 35 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 55 76 37 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97 65 20 38 13
ESTRADIOL 86 41 17 R 39 84
CARVEDILOL 84 56 17 40 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83 54 17 41 28
TRAZODONE HCL 82 33 15 42 30
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 59 13 42 130
ALPRAZOLAM 79 47 15 B 44 20
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 45 56 45 58
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 38 19 46 39
KETOCONAZOLE 70 44 42 46 242
CYMBALTA 67 20 11 48 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 39 12 49 14
KLOR-CON 10 66 <11 <11 49 171
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 22 12 51 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 <11 <11 52 75
PREDNISONE 64 37 41 52 47
IBUPROFEN 64 31 14 52 110
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 <11 <11 55 111
FELODIPINE ER 61 <11 <11 56 271
VENTOLIN HFA 61 28 13 56 94
PROAIR HFA 60 32 19 58 36
INSULIN SYRINGE* 59 40 14 59 191
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 42 13 60 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 <11 <11 61 55
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 <11 <11 62 61
TOPIRAMATE 52 <11 13 63 132
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52 40 18 63 179
RAMIPRIL 51 38 12 65 103
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 July 8, 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.