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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,885Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 56 out of 676

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 676

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 15,173 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 644 455 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 585 464 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 553 489 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 536 445 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 464 327 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458 373 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 433 365 7 9
LISINOPRIL 429 316 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404 343 9 3
GABAPENTIN 343 228 10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 230 11 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283 251 12 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 278 200 13 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254 184 14 22
NAMENDA 254 231 14 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 241 187 16 18
MELOXICAM 231 137 17 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 173 18 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220 174 19 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212 137 20 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203 173 21 42
ALLOPURINOL 201 125 22 31
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 186 161 23 148
TRAZODONE HCL 182 157 24 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 176 118 R 25 50
SERTRALINE HCL 165 147 26 26
GLIPIZIDE 145 135 27 81
CARVEDILOL 144 116 28 15
JANUVIA 142 87 29 78
RAMIPRIL 139 107 30 86
CLOPIDOGREL 138 133 31 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 99 32 38
SYNTHROID 133 95 33 48
NEXIUM 131 101 34 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 125 35 61
CARISOPRODOL 124 55 R 36 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 87 37 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 118 38 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116 104 39 45
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 113 108 40 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 113 113 40 24
LANTUS 111 103 42 55
RANITIDINE HCL 110 109 43 27
TRICOR 107 75 44 126
ADVAIR DISKUS 106 83 45 87
SPIRIVA 104 90 46 97
DIOVAN 102 90 47 37
AZITHROMYCIN 101 72 48 39
PLAVIX 100 89 49 40
TRAMADOL HCL 99 54 50 19
DIOVAN HCT 98 95 51 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 59 R 51 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 66 51 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 76 54 44
LIPITOR 94 73 55 94
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93 78 56 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92 82 57 73
LOVASTATIN 91 67 58 33
DIGOXIN 90 80 59 52
PREDNISONE 90 71 59 53
CYMBALTA 90 33 59 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 74 62 70
BUPROPION HCL SR 87 51 62 212
LYRICA 85 33 64 57
BENAZEPRIL HCL 83 81 65 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 83 56 65 136
SINGULAIR 81 61 67 80
RISPERIDONE 76 48 68 69
ACTOS 75 50 69 106
ATENOLOL 74 33 70 25
CRESTOR 74 60 70 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 62 70 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73 54 73 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 48 74 72
COMBIVENT 71 41 74 174
CLONIDINE HCL 68 66 76 32
AMIODARONE HCL 68 46 76 154
ZETIA 67 67 78 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 59 78 65
CELEBREX 66 47 80 108
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 50 80 82
VENTOLIN HFA 64 39 82 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 47 82 74
DETROL LA 62 56 84 166
PROAIR HFA 60 40 85 79
ROPINIROLE HCL 60 48 85 85
PREMARIN 60 32 R 85 128
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 58 88 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 37 88 113
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 51 88 62
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 59 88 114
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 42 88 182
BACLOFEN 57 23 93 144
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 39 94 142
VERAPAMIL ER 56 49 94 101
PAROXETINE HCL 56 47 94 65
FAMOTIDINE 56 56 94 64
FENTANYL 53 47 S2 98 93
OLANZAPINE 53 37 98 125
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 40 98 51
DILTIAZEM ER 52 48 101 118
BUPROPION XL 51 20 102 227
METOLAZONE 50 36 103 172
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 March 27, 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.