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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,895Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 676

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 676

819 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 819 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 819 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 13,075 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% 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

27 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 1,445 726 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 822 525 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 707 486 3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 644 425 4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 529 330 5 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 529 329 5 12
METFORMIN HCL 463 245 7 8
LISINOPRIL 444 277 8 5
DIOVAN HCT 440 260 9 41
SIMVASTATIN 404 305 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371 260 11 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370 208 12 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 326 239 13 18
CARVEDILOL 308 233 14 15
GABAPENTIN 292 135 15 10
NEXIUM 283 177 16 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272 225 17 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263 117 18 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263 155 18 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 247 160 20 44
CLONIDINE HCL 244 178 21 32
COLCRYS 238 135 22 122
LOVASTATIN 218 125 23 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 211 138 24 11
MELOXICAM 199 125 25 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 182 42 26 68
AZITHROMYCIN 175 87 27 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172 125 28 38
CLOPIDOGREL 171 140 29 28
ZETIA 170 104 30 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 167 79 31 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 105 32 14
CRESTOR 154 46 33 29
DIOVAN 151 92 34 37
ATENOLOL 132 65 35 25
PLAVIX 130 98 36 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 130 84 36 58
FAMOTIDINE 130 73 36 64
RANITIDINE HCL 129 94 39 27
FENTANYL 128 67 S2 40 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121 71 41 45
LIPITOR 120 82 42 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118 75 43 74
MIRTAZAPINE 114 65 44 59
PROAIR HFA 113 52 45 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 86 46 54
RAMIPRIL 103 60 47 86
ALLOPURINOL 101 86 48 31
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 19 49 88
SUBOXONE 99 33 50 173
TRAMADOL HCL 98 54 51 19
BYSTOLIC 98 54 51 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 91 53 24
NAPROXEN SODIUM 95 41 54 194
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94 36 55 169
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 62 56 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 63 57 56
LANTUS 90 48 58 55
DIGOXIN 90 80 58 52
NAPROXEN 87 53 60 71
LYRICA 84 49 61 57
ACTOS 83 41 62 106
VENTOLIN HFA 83 38 62 127
AMIODARONE HCL 82 53 64 154
NIASPAN 80 51 65 162
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 49 R 66 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 34 67 70
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77 23 67 170
SINGULAIR 76 54 69 80
EXELON 74 66 70 130
ACTOPLUS MET 71 49 71 271
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 69 40 72 192
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69 39 72 72
CELEBREX 68 49 74 108
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 56 75 65
KLOR-CON M20 67 40 75 67
TRAZODONE HCL 66 29 77 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 43 77 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 18 S2 77 139
DEXILANT 65 26 80 155
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 36 81 148
JANUVIA 63 40 81 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 48 83 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 24 84 87
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 26 84 62
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 37 84 281
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 41 87 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 19 88 73
DETROL LA 56 48 89 166
IBUPROFEN 56 30 89 102
GLIPIZIDE 54 35 91 81
CEFUROXIME 54 34 91 121
BENICAR HCT 54 23 91 180
GLYBURIDE 52 35 R 94 92
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 31 94 30
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 52 44 94 142
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52 34 S3 94 112
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 35 94 181
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 34 99 91
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50 36 R 100 184
LOVAZA 50 30 100 183
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 Jan. 21, 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.