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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,132Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 676

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 676

657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

4% of this provider’s 657 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 657 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 17,251 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,366 794 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 894 638 2 3
GABAPENTIN 852 579 3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 843 586 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 670 511 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 508 404 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508 379 6 7
NEXIUM 462 310 8 23
CARVEDILOL 458 274 9 15
METFORMIN HCL 458 288 9 8
LISINOPRIL 444 331 11 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 439 309 12 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 398 301 13 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 390 305 14 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335 267 15 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 274 273 16 24
MELOXICAM 267 143 17 13
RANITIDINE HCL 260 249 18 27
NAMENDA 255 243 19 35
MIRTAZAPINE 253 173 20 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 239 183 21 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 234 191 22 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 232 195 23 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232 138 23 14
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 229 159 25 114
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227 187 26 22
SERTRALINE HCL 219 182 27 26
CLOPIDOGREL 206 175 28 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203 152 29 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 193 95 R 30 46
AZITHROMYCIN 189 130 31 39
ATENOLOL 185 170 32 25
PLAVIX 177 144 33 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 114 34 12
CYMBALTA 172 93 35 47
NAPROXEN 168 113 36 71
CLONIDINE HCL 163 121 37 32
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 157 96 R 38 76
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 151 85 39 142
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150 104 40 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 145 61 41 68
PREDNISONE 144 109 42 53
RISPERIDONE 139 137 43 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138 104 44 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137 71 45 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 73 46 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 81 47 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120 91 48 56
LOVASTATIN 117 91 49 33
LYRICA 117 64 49 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117 98 49 74
CRESTOR 115 73 52 29
PAROXETINE HCL 114 87 53 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 112 92 54 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 62 55 73
GLIPIZIDE 103 91 56 81
SPIRIVA 102 67 57 97
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102 80 57 116
DIGOXIN 101 95 59 52
DEXILANT 100 45 60 155
KLOR-CON M20 97 50 61 67
DIOVAN HCT 97 83 61 41
TRAMADOL HCL 94 56 63 19
NABUMETONE 90 73 64 179
BENICAR HCT 88 53 65 180
EXELON 87 86 66 130
MECLIZINE HCL 85 66 67 83
TRAZODONE HCL 85 73 67 36
ALLOPURINOL 83 75 69 31
LANSOPRAZOLE 82 43 70 171
BUSPIRONE HCL 80 24 71 113
PROAIR HFA 78 26 72 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 58 72 72
DETROL LA 77 77 74 166
ACTOS 76 64 75 106
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 60 R 76 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 44 R 77 50
OLANZAPINE 72 53 78 125
SINGULAIR 71 64 79 80
NOVOLIN 70-30 71 66 79 181
FLUCONAZOLE 70 39 81 115
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 44 82 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 65 82 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 49 84 85
LANTUS 63 44 85 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 44 85 44
PREMARIN 63 51 R 85 128
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 61 42 88 242
GLYBURIDE 61 41 R 88 92
TRICOR 61 39 88 126
LEVEMIR 61 45 88 157
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 38 92 70
SYNTHROID 58 54 92 48
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 57 44 94 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 39 95 30
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 33 95 136
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 44 95 43
KLOR-CON M10 54 43 98 195
LACTULOSE 54 45 98 110
HALOPERIDOL 54 52 98 158
FENTANYL 53 40 S2 101 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 39 101 152
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53 30 R 101 184
LIPITOR 52 39 104 94
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 18 104 77
AMOXICILLIN 51 32 106 105
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 8, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.