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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 46

$806K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 46

791 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 791 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 9,905 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 53%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $137 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 528 356 1 10
OMEPRAZOLE 528 436 1 8
COMBIVENT 421 329 3 11
FUROSEMIDE 386 294 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307 280 5 16
PREDNISONE 299 208 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 225 7 17
LISINOPRIL 288 225 8 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 284 255 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 256 210 10 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 227 141 11 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 186 12 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205 176 13 19
PROAIR HFA 185 113 14 4
SIMVASTATIN 185 173 14 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168 132 16 26
METFORMIN HCL 160 137 17 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155 148 18 32
SPIRIVA 151 82 19 1
CARVEDILOL 151 114 19 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 142 113 21 49
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 136 98 22 42
VENTOLIN HFA 135 79 23 6
AZITHROMYCIN 130 107 24 15
CEFUROXIME 121 93 25 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119 74 R 26 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 114 99 27 70
SINGULAIR 114 48 27 7
FLOVENT HFA 114 63 27 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108 80 S3 30 13
ALLOPURINOL 108 90 30 33
GABAPENTIN 106 105 32 27
NEXIUM 104 72 33 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 95 34 43
DIGOXIN 96 74 35 35
TRAMADOL HCL 95 82 36 39
MELOXICAM 94 79 37 41
SYMBICORT 86 50 38 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 73 39 53
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 26 40 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 80 40 40
CLONIDINE HCL 80 46 42 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 79 70 43 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 62 44 17
SERTRALINE HCL 74 71 45 47
SYNTHROID 74 74 45 55
KLOR-CON M20 73 59 47 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 70 61 48 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65 63 49 88
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 52 49 23
GEMFIBROZIL 64 51 51 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 52 52 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 42 52 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 47 54 51
RANITIDINE HCL 62 59 54 54
DIOVAN 61 44 56 64
CRESTOR 61 61 56 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 43 58 61
JANUVIA 58 58 59 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 54 59 96
TRAZODONE HCL 56 49 61 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53 62 72
MECLIZINE HCL 52 41 63 102
CLOPIDOGREL 52 46 63 102
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 47 65 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 41 66 73
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 2, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.