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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 136

$261K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 136

290 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 290 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 37%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 7,048 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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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 374 371 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 227 226 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 220 220 3 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 202 4 25
NAMENDA 187 187 5 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185 184 6 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176 114 S3 7 1
SIMVASTATIN 153 150 8 6
LISINOPRIL 149 149 9 5
JANTOVEN 133 133 10 107
CARVEDILOL 125 125 11 21
DIGOXIN 120 120 12 48
SERTRALINE HCL 120 96 12 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 119 119 14 4
RANITIDINE HCL 114 114 15 35
MELOXICAM 105 104 16 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 99 17 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98 98 18 15
MIRTAZAPINE 98 98 18 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 88 20 28
METFORMIN HCL 81 80 21 7
CYMBALTA 75 75 22 44
GABAPENTIN 74 47 23 10
BUMETANIDE 72 72 24 131
KLOR-CON 10 69 69 25 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 68 26 134
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 65 27 137
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 64 28 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64 64 28 141
KLOR-CON M20 62 62 30 76
TRAMADOL HCL 61 54 31 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 61 61 31 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 61 60 31 14
PAROXETINE HCL 59 59 34 91
NOVOLIN R 54 52 35 111
HUMULIN R 54 54 35 155
FAMOTIDINE 51 51 37 89
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 24 38 70
OLANZAPINE 50 50 38 160
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 50 R 38 160
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, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.