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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 46

$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 46

454 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 454 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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 816 471 132 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 771 627 108 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 390 316 68 3 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376 312 50 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 362 244 59 5 7
METFORMIN HCL 359 232 49 6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 322 167 49 B 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 317 230 58 8 4
LISINOPRIL 315 255 48 9 2
TRAMADOL HCL 295 187 62 10 18
MELOXICAM 276 217 59 11 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 136 37 12 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259 144 39 13 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251 171 39 14 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241 219 44 15 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239 209 33 16 17
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 238 106 52 S3 17 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222 190 31 18 37
GLIPIZIDE 211 136 30 19 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209 145 29 20 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 179 31 21 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 201 128 58 22 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193 153 29 23 50
LORAZEPAM 178 145 33 B 24 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 126 27 25 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 157 28 26 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 167 143 27 27 36
CARVEDILOL 160 136 22 28 28
NEXIUM 153 104 21 29 24
GABAPENTIN 152 105 26 30 11
CLOPIDOGREL 145 129 19 31 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 141 73 23 R 32 42
METOLAZONE 129 110 25 33 144
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 107 18 33 46
ALLOPURINOL 124 105 17 35 25
AZITHROMYCIN 124 87 94 35 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 122 101 29 37 100
SPIRIVA 122 92 31 37 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 117 93 18 39 81
ATENOLOL 114 76 17 40 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 113 56 27 41 70
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 79 16 42 52
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103 61 11 43 77
PROAIR HFA 100 63 27 44 38
CARISOPRODOL 95 <11 12 R 45 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 95 79 16 45 21
DIAZEPAM 92 <11 15 B 47 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 72 17 48 55
BUMETANIDE 88 63 17 49 166
DILTIAZEM ER 87 82* 16 50 164
PRISTIQ ER 86 <11 <11 51 193
TRAZODONE HCL 84 58 18 52 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 29 22 R 53 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 59 54 54 67
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 78 59 17 55 198
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77 65 13 56 13
LYRICA 76 47 13 57 85
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 <11 <11 58 132
PREDNISONE 73 62 24 58 39
AGGRENOX 73 <11 <11 58 136
SERTRALINE HCL 73 <11 <11 58 29
AVODART 72 <11 <11 62 123
AMIODARONE HCL 71 <11 <11 63 210
DIGOX 70 65* 15 64 89
COREG CR 65 <11 <11 65 218
CRESTOR 61 56* 13 66 51
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 43 48 66 47
ABILIFY 60 <11 <11 A 68 118
CLONAZEPAM 59 29 11 B 69 27
MECLIZINE HCL 59 54* 17 69 92
RAMIPRIL 58 <11 <11 71 90
VESICARE 57 <11 <11 72 151
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 <11 <11 73 64
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 30 41 74 80
CLONIDINE HCL 55 <11 <11 74 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 <11 13 S2 76 102
NIASPAN 53 <11 <11 76 121
BYSTOLIC 53 <11 <11 76 76
KLOR-CON M10 52 <11 <11 79 130
JANUVIA 52 <11 <11 79 78
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 <11 <11 79 140
IBUPROFEN 51 <11 <11 82 104
JALYN 51 <11 <11 82 161
NAMENDA 50 <11 <11 84 44
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 Nov. 24, 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.