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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 576 out of 955

$214K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 592 out of 955

324 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 324 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

15 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
LISINOPRIL 199 156 46 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 180 155 31 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 162 148 32 3 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 102 20 4 11
SIMVASTATIN 118 100 31 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114 103 22 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 105 80 27 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 104 88 21 8 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 100 95* 19 9 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 98 84 21 10 16
MELOXICAM 87 82* 30 11 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 60 12 12 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 80 12 12 51
METFORMIN HCL 77 72* 14 14 8
MIRTAZAPINE 68 63* 11 15 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 54* 27 16 38
ATENOLOL 58 35 11 17 21
CLONAZEPAM 57 52* 15 B 18 32
TRAZODONE HCL 57 <11 <11 18 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 41 15 20 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 50* 42 21 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 49* 11 22 48
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 June 27, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.