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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,481Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 359 out of 676

$376K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 290 out of 676

255 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

9% of this provider’s 255 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,437 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
FUROSEMIDE 182 141 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 148 2 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151 104 3 72
GABAPENTIN 140 128 4 10
SIMVASTATIN 136 132 5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126 91 6 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 124 87 7 7
NAMENDA 119 119 8 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 110 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 81 10 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 109 11 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 103 12 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 101 89 13 17
RANITIDINE HCL 98 90 14 27
OMEPRAZOLE 93 67 15 2
FAMOTIDINE 78 65 16 64
CARVEDILOL 75 61 17 15
LISINOPRIL 72 58 18 5
RAMIPRIL 67 67 19 86
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 47 S3 20 1
RISPERIDONE 62 55 21 69
METFORMIN HCL 61 35 22 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 54 23 38
CLOPIDOGREL 58 58 24 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 38 25 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 46 26 62
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 July 29, 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.