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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 676

$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 676

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

8% of this provider’s 599 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 599 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,776 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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

24 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 529 470 1 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 465 465 2 24
LISINOPRIL 435 331 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427 312 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 408 296 5 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 398 333 6 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 398 296 S3 6 1
NAMENDA 375 372 8 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 370 354 9 18
SIMVASTATIN 361 315 10 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345 289 11 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334 318 12 7
GABAPENTIN 298 216 13 10
RANITIDINE HCL 257 244 14 27
CARVEDILOL 224 178 15 15
NEXIUM 195 156 16 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194 108 17 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186 175 18 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 124 19 20
LANTUS 178 146 20 55
METFORMIN HCL 174 86 21 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173 115 22 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 160 23 14
MIRTAZAPINE 130 115 24 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 73 25 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123 112 26 22
SEROQUEL 120 114 27 135
TRAZODONE HCL 119 89 28 36
PREDNISONE 117 96 29 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 72 30 21
TRAMADOL HCL 108 55 31 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107 107 32 61
NOVOLOG 106 92 33 134
AGGRENOX 104 104 34 147
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 79 35 38
FENTANYL 102 92 S2 36 93
SPIRIVA 99 71 37 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93 93 38 99
CLOPIDOGREL 92 80 39 28
RISPERIDONE 92 88 39 69
DIGOXIN 91 85 41 52
CRESTOR 90 77 42 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 50 43 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79 77 44 114
CYMBALTA 79 68 44 47
DIOVAN 78 67 46 37
MEGESTROL ACETATE 78 77 R 46 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 58 48 58
ALLOPURINOL 72 62 49 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 50 50 73
PLAVIX 71 56 50 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 61 52 74
LOVASTATIN 67 33 53 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 25 R 53 75
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 44 53 120
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 46 56 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 23 R 57 50
FAMOTIDINE 57 57 58 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 54 58 62
LIPITOR 55 45 60 94
MELOXICAM 52 29 61 13
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 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.