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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 186 out of 955

$727K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 955

1,055 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,055 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 1,055 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% 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

12 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 1,038 364 287 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 531 188 152 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 438 226 115 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 409 218 103 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390 206 96 5 6
CARVEDILOL 319 178 82 6 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318 147 93 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 315 115 91 8 8
GABAPENTIN 276 72 84 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267 129 78 10 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263 126 67 11 3
NEXIUM 234 65 51 12 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206 93 50 13 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 111 51 14 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 62 66 15 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182 68 62 16 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 173 37 43 R 17 54
OMEPRAZOLE 172 82 41 18 5
ALPRAZOLAM 169 54 32 B 19 20
RANITIDINE HCL 158 72 44 20 40
TRAMADOL HCL 152 53 60 21 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 152 83 40 21 19
CLONAZEPAM 139 31 47 B 23 32
PROAIR HFA 134 55 51 24 36
MELOXICAM 130 33 41 25 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128 64 31 26 24
CLOPIDOGREL 121 54 32 27 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 63 27 28 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 52 44 29 22
TRAZODONE HCL 114 44 35 30 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 71 27 31 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 81 33 32 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 16 29 R 33 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 43 24 34 69
CLONIDINE HCL 87 50 26 35 44
NAPROXEN 86 26 33 36 78
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 70 16 37 37
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83 30 35 38 179
LYRICA 82 14 23 39 63
DIAZEPAM 81 21 29 B 40 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81 17 23 40 61
SPIRIVA 77 20 26 42 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 37 14 43 82
TEMAZEPAM 73 33 15 B 44 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 43 23 45 28
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 69 22 21 46 170
ALLOPURINOL 69 31 20 46 34
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 18 13 48 111
PREDNISONE 63 16 35 48 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 36 21 48 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 12 11 A 51 56
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57 19 17 52 213
CYMBALTA 57 11 16 52 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 11 11 54 46
LORAZEPAM 54 26 17 B 55 31
DIGOXIN 54 39 12 55 137
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 <11 <11 57 51
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 Oct. 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.