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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 676

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 676

399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

7% of this provider’s 399 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 399 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 18,402 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

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

56 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,186 1,018 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 865 716 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 771 680 3 3
CARVEDILOL 563 490 4 15
TRAMADOL HCL 554 437 5 19
GABAPENTIN 514 398 6 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 464 390 7 17
SIMVASTATIN 443 406 8 6
CRESTOR 394 309 9 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389 347 10 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 388 341 11 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 373 253 S3 12 1
TORSEMIDE 350 287 13 159
LISINOPRIL 333 273 14 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333 301 14 12
DIOVAN 299 261 16 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 294 206 17 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 291 258 18 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278 221 19 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 278 245 19 11
FUROSEMIDE 267 261 21 4
METFORMIN HCL 265 221 22 8
MELOXICAM 250 210 23 13
SERTRALINE HCL 249 214 24 26
ZETIA 247 169 25 89
NEXIUM 243 153 26 23
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 227 218 27 61
CYMBALTA 225 137 28 47
ALLOPURINOL 218 170 29 31
MIRTAZAPINE 216 214 30 59
JANUVIA 213 174 31 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 196 196 32 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 152 33 42
CLOPIDOGREL 161 150 34 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 135 34 30
KLOR-CON 10 160 131 36 95
FEXOFENADINE HCL 154 109 37 257
NAMENDA 153 153 38 35
SPIRIVA 151 119 39 97
DIOVAN HCT 149 110 40 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 146 90 41 87
PREDNISONE 146 116 41 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 145 102 43 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143 132 44 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141 120 45 56
SINGULAIR 134 88 46 80
TRAZODONE HCL 129 107 47 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 113 48 38
PLAVIX 124 118 49 40
FENOFIBRATE 124 83 49 90
ACTOS 123 86 51 106
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122 74 52 21
FAMOTIDINE 119 92 53 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118 97 54 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 105 55 14
FENTANYL 111 63 S2 56 93
WARFARIN SODIUM 111 77 56 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 110 109 58 58
SYNTHROID 107 82 59 48
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 92 60 45
ACTONEL 100 100 61 291
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 74 R 62 46
RAMIPRIL 89 59 63 86
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 54 64 150
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 46 65 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 78 66 54
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 82 58 67 136
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 74 67 85
LYRICA 80 48 69 57
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 79 60 70 233
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76 56 71 82
LIPITOR 76 65 71 94
FINASTERIDE 75 62 73 197
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 37 R 73 50
BYSTOLIC 69 65 75 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 68 S2 76 131
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 63 77 182
AZITHROMYCIN 66 50 77 39
EXELON 66 66 77 130
BACLOFEN 66 42 77 144
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64 50 81 44
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 55 82 171
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 50 82 72
COMBIVENT 62 52 84 174
ATENOLOL 62 62 84 25
RANITIDINE HCL 60 41 86 27
LANTUS 60 54 86 55
PREMARIN 59 59 R 88 128
NASONEX 58 54 89 243
LOVASTATIN 58 46 89 33
EXFORGE 57 57 91 132
SYMBICORT 57 50 91 189
CELEBREX 57 39 91 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 47 94 98
VENTOLIN HFA 55 42 94 127
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 94 154
METFORMIN HCL ER 55 38 94 63
TEKTURNA 53 25 98 417
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51 40 R 99 266
PROAIR HFA 50 0 100 79
EVISTA 50 50 100 119
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 April 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.