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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 266 out of 955

$461K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 312 out of 955

387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

26% of this provider’s 387 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 580 356 100 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580 474 125 1 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 486 366 95 3 11
LISINOPRIL 342 264 69 4 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 326 291 48 5 28
CARVEDILOL 316 292 60 6 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 314 252 47 7 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 303 279 26 8 19
GABAPENTIN 302 206 71 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294 231 50 10 12
OMEPRAZOLE 282 177 63 11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 166 47 12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 170 47 12 16
FUROSEMIDE 208 175 45 14 7
SERTRALINE HCL 176 171* 35 15 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 107 31 16 37
TRAZODONE HCL 165 137 33 17 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 97 22 18 53
METFORMIN HCL 152 77 36 19 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 127 57 20 38
RANITIDINE HCL 141 136* 26 21 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121 71 19 22 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118 65 19 23 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 102 27 24 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 90 23 25 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 109 25 25 51
LORAZEPAM 107 96 17 B 27 31
MIRTAZAPINE 100 87 17 28 60
CLOPIDOGREL 98 93* 18 29 18
TRAMADOL HCL 94 89* 19 30 17
CEFDINIR 85 63 69 31 143
SIMVASTATIN 80 75* 15 32 4
NEXIUM 75 58 11 33 25
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 63 16 34 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 69* 14 34 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 55 60 36 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 54 16 37 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71 54 14 38 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64 59* 15 39 88
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 <11 <11 40 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 <11 <11 41 72
CYMBALTA 54 <11 <11 42 43
CRESTOR 53 53 11 43 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 40 11 44 61
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 14, 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.