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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 260

$930K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 260

656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

9% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 656 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,101 533 189 S3 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 858 681 130 2 2
LISINOPRIL 761 580 105 3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 701 514 113 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 617 462 123 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 569 413 114 6 7
GABAPENTIN 539 360 76 7 12
CLOPIDOGREL 477 364 70 8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410 284 67 9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402 315 64 10 14
METFORMIN HCL 394 273 61 11 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 392 278 58 12 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381 299 51 13 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359 275 58 14 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 262 54 15 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 324 248 39 16 15
NAMENDA 317 317 27 17 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297 219 39 18 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 212 50 19 16
ATENOLOL 279 229 37 20 23
SERTRALINE HCL 275 167 48 21 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 262 176 38 22 46
MELOXICAM 247 164 46 23 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 240 235* 41 24 30
TRAMADOL HCL 235 164 52 25 18
TRAZODONE HCL 234 157 57 26 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 231 163 30 27 79
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228 197 37 28 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 221 161 93 29 33
RANITIDINE HCL 219 157 45 30 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 196 123 36 A 31 61
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192 160 29 32 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 159 35 33 28
ALPRAZOLAM 181 103 45 B 34 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179 115 31 35 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176 146 28 36 21
CARVEDILOL 175 113 31 37 24
CLONIDINE HCL 173 119 37 38 41
MIRTAZAPINE 168 144 29 39 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 76 34 40 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 158 121 25 41 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 153 72 28 R 42 57
ZETIA 144 84 25 43 76
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 61 24 S2 44 119
ALLOPURINOL 131 91 28 45 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131 74 27 45 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129 111 43 47 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126 84 28 48 37
AMITIZA 118 107 13 49 210
FENOFIBRATE* 117 97 15 50 59
CYMBALTA 113 75 14 51 42
CLONAZEPAM 111 61 23 B 52 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109 73 17 53 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 68 19 54 48
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 104 53 18 55 154
FENTANYL 103 62 17 S2 56 124
CRESTOR 103 66 18 56 43
PREDNISONE 94 69 53 58 47
NEXIUM 93 48 18 59 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 66 13 60 70
PROAIR HFA 86 34 29 61 52
SUCRALFATE 85 58 42 62 118
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79 45 15 63 96
SPIRIVA 78 49 16 64 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78 23 18 64 92
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 72* 12 66 116
LORAZEPAM 76 71* 21 B 67 36
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75 48 21 68 183
MECLIZINE HCL 74 69* 15 69 142
FAMOTIDINE* 73 <11 <11 70 66
PRADAXA 72 <11 <11 71 192
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 20 24 R 72 65
CARISOPRODOL 69 <11 21 R 72 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 47 56 74 94
NAPROXEN 67 37 23 74 114
RISPERIDONE 66 <11 <11 A 76 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 35 13 77 110
LACTULOSE 65 44 18 77 173
HALOPERIDOL 65 <11 <11 A 77 174
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 64 <11 <11 80 267
KLOR-CON M20 64 37 13 80 83
QUINAPRIL HCL 62 <11 <11 82 117
RAMIPRIL 62 29 12 82 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 44 14 82 55
GEMFIBROZIL 60 <11 <11 85 101
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60 13 15 S2 85 128
SYMBICORT 58 53* 11 87 137
DIOVAN 58 <11 <11 87 44
VERAPAMIL ER 56 <11 <11 89 95
LYRICA 55 31 13 90 62
AVODART 55 <11 <11 90 222
PAROXETINE HCL 51 <11 <11 92 84
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 51 29 43 92 139
EXFORGE 51 <11 <11 92 178
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 45* 35 95 122
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 Aug. 19, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.