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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 28

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 28

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

7% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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 950 945* 135 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 789 784* 142 S3 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 653 636 102 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 595 590* 90 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 564 552 97 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 553 548* 97 6 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 530 525* 84 7 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 485 480* 80 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 479 479 70 9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 464 431 79 10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 427 422* 63 11 20
NAMENDA 397 397 40 12 8
TRAZODONE HCL 390 385* 68 13 23
GABAPENTIN 386 368 60 14 10
TRAMADOL HCL 349 344* 84 15 24
SERTRALINE HCL 349 344* 48 15 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 328 328 51 17 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 326 326 48 18 22
DIOVAN 272 272 26 19 36
CLOPIDOGREL 259 259 35 20 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230 230 34 21 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227 227 30 22 16
MIRTAZAPINE 225 225 37 23 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 223 208 34 24 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 182 33 25 13
NEXIUM 182 177* 28 26 40
ATENOLOL 178 173* 27 27 27
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 168 163* 28 28 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 167 167 21 A 29 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165 165 26 30 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 158 158 21 31 54
SYNTHROID 158 158 22 31 61
MELOXICAM 153 153 40 33 34
PAROXETINE HCL 150 145* 25 34 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144 144 25 35 30
LORAZEPAM 138 138 29 B 36 32
ALLOPURINOL 132 127* 23 37 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122 122 28 38 38
PREDNISONE 113 100 39 39 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109 104* 22 40 18
PROAIR HFA 105 105 35 41 136
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 96 11 42 101
METFORMIN HCL 94 89* 16 43 21
CARVEDILOL 94 89* 20 43 25
EVISTA 94 94 20 43 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 93 88* 14 46 140
LYRICA 90 90 13 47 60
CARBAMAZEPINE 89 <11 <11 48 130
CLONIDINE HCL 89 89 12 48 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 88 75 11 50 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 79* 15 51 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 79* 20 51 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84 79* 29 51 43
CLONAZEPAM 83 78* 12 B 54 57
RISPERIDONE 81 <11 <11 A 55 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 79 54 56 64
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 75 14 S2 57 123
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 69* 16 58 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 68* 27 59 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 72 14 60 58
CALCITONIN-SALMON 71 66* 17 61 154
DIGOX 70 70 16 62 68
ALPRAZOLAM 67 62* 12 B 63 37
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66 <11 <11 64 63
FENTANYL 65 <11 <11 S2 65 79
CELEBREX 64 64 11 66 99
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61 <11 <11 R 67 106
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 <11 <11 67 115
KLOR-CON M20 61 <11 <11 67 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 <11 <11 70 104
ZETIA 59 <11 <11 71 110
DIGOXIN 59 <11 <11 71 83
PRANDIN 58 <11 <11 73 206
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57 <11 <11 74 208
OXYCODONE HCL 56 <11 <11 S2 75 75
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 <11 <11 75 95
SYMBICORT 55 <11 <11 77 132
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 55 <11 <11 77 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 <11 <11 S2 79 214
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 47* 46 80 92
AZITHROMYCIN 52 52 49 80 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 47* 11 80 62
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 <11 <11 80 163
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 <11 <11 84 166
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 <11 <11 R 85 221
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 <11 <11 85 91
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 <11 <11 S2 85 119
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 April 2, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.