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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,882Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 676

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 676

657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 657 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 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 13,904 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 786 347 S3 1 1
GABAPENTIN 595 383 2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 590 446 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 515 403 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 482 372 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 316 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 361 287 7 9
BYSTOLIC 351 295 8 96
SIMVASTATIN 351 279 8 6
CARVEDILOL 312 240 10 15
METFORMIN HCL 311 230 11 8
CYMBALTA 278 162 12 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 272 227 13 30
LISINOPRIL 271 204 14 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 208 15 20
NEXIUM 263 168 16 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233 189 17 34
CRESTOR 232 185 18 29
DIOVAN 227 193 19 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 215 184 20 54
DIOVAN HCT 210 167 21 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203 130 22 21
CLOPIDOGREL 202 177 23 28
LOVASTATIN 182 129 24 33
ALLOPURINOL 180 132 25 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169 130 26 14
TRAMADOL HCL 165 109 27 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165 111 27 11
MELOXICAM 163 110 29 13
ATENOLOL 161 103 30 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158 117 31 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 131 32 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 140 97 33 56
CARISOPRODOL 140 18 R 33 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 109 35 12
NAMENDA 135 131 36 35
PLAVIX 135 117 36 40
BENAZEPRIL HCL 125 65 38 58
SYNTHROID 123 106 39 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120 76 40 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 118 99 41 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 73 42 51
SERTRALINE HCL 117 83 42 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 73 R 44 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 82 45 62
CARBINOXAMINE MALEATE 109 77 R 45 351
BUSPIRONE HCL 104 61 47 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 77 48 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96 75 49 44
LIPITOR 92 58 50 94
QUINAPRIL HCL 91 59 51 151
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 70 52 73
BENICAR 89 64 53 218
CILOSTAZOL 89 71 53 123
TRAZODONE HCL 88 53 55 36
JANUVIA 84 68 56 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 82 50 57 17
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81 44 58 124
CLONIDINE HCL 80 65 59 32
COLCRYS 79 51 60 122
CEFPROZIL 77 45 61 202
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 49 62 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 69 62 24
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 75 48 R 64 76
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 75 30 64 213
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 54 66 85
DEXILANT 73 14 66 155
FAMOTIDINE 72 39 68 64
PREDNISONE 71 57 69 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 19 R 69 75
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 71 69 204
TOPIRAMATE 70 19 72 141
SINGULAIR 68 37 73 80
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 31 74 43
VENTOLIN HFA 65 32 75 127
SOTALOL 65 65 75 221
BENICAR HCT 64 39 77 180
KLOR-CON 10 62 38 78 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 40 R 79 50
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 61 25 R 79 184
PROAIR HFA 60 35 81 79
LYRICA 58 30 82 57
RANITIDINE HCL 58 25 82 27
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 35 82 82
IMIPRAMINE HCL 58 52 R 82 333
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 39 86 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 32 86 91
CELEBREX 56 42 88 108
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 48 88 140
GLIPIZIDE 55 28 90 81
BUMETANIDE 55 44 90 196
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 32 92 161
VOLTAREN 54 43 92 276
AGGRENOX 53 53 94 147
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 45 94 65
ACTONEL 53 53 94 291
SUCRALFATE 52 33 97 187
MIRTAZAPINE 52 43 97 59
TRICOR 50 50 99 126
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 Nov. 1, 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.