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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 676

$2.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 676

1,122 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,122 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 1,122 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 25,835 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,607 771 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,155 725 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,136 669 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,103 776 4 4
LISINOPRIL 1,094 754 5 5
GABAPENTIN 1,072 493 6 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 804 559 7 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 794 548 8 3
TRAMADOL HCL 731 303 9 19
NEXIUM 731 430 9 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 690 566 11 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 654 445 12 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 605 402 13 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 539 277 14 16
METFORMIN HCL 535 277 15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 491 304 16 22
LYRICA 485 205 17 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 434 263 18 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 425 157 19 21
CARVEDILOL 421 287 20 15
RANITIDINE HCL 395 231 21 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 383 213 22 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 364 248 23 12
LOVASTATIN 354 222 24 33
MELOXICAM 348 202 25 13
ROPINIROLE HCL 339 233 26 85
CLOPIDOGREL 328 252 27 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 315 277 28 24
KLOR-CON 10 298 200 29 95
GLYBURIDE 298 219 R 29 92
ATENOLOL 296 209 31 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 206 32 20
CRESTOR 288 139 33 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 273 192 34 49
AZITHROMYCIN 272 171 35 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 265 191 36 38
DIGOXIN 264 180 37 52
NAMENDA 262 243 38 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 256 173 39 45
CYMBALTA 243 36 40 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 242 162 41 44
ALLOPURINOL 241 200 42 31
PREDNISONE 235 165 43 53
JANUVIA 233 181 44 78
TRAZODONE HCL 228 79 45 36
PLAVIX 228 173 45 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 225 153 47 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221 107 48 42
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 221 170 48 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 220 160 50 91
SUBOXONE 208 0 51 173
SERTRALINE HCL 205 115 52 26
RISPERIDONE 204 80 53 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203 124 54 72
CLONIDINE HCL 202 124 55 32
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 201 123 R 56 76
LANTUS 200 142 57 55
FLUCONAZOLE 199 73 58 115
ESTRADIOL 194 94 R 59 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 190 85 R 60 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 186 138 61 145
DIOVAN 186 113 61 37
PAROXETINE HCL 183 125 63 65
PROPRANOLOL HCL 182 121 64 120
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 35 S2 65 139
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 178 107 66 136
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 129 67 34
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 176 111 68 148
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 173 104 69 74
IBUPROFEN 169 29 70 102
PROMETHAZINE HCL 168 37 R 71 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 167 102 72 70
SINGULAIR 165 100 73 80
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 165 105 73 88
MUPIROCIN 157 109 75 146
CARISOPRODOL 156 31 R 76 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 88 77 51
LACTULOSE 152 101 78 110
ACTOS 152 112 78 106
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 151 66 80 98
AMOXICILLIN 147 87 81 105
DIOVAN HCT 147 71 81 41
NOVOLOG 147 121 81 134
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146 99 84 56
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 144 84 85 170
MECLIZINE HCL 143 102 86 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE 142 120 R 87 111
CILOSTAZOL 142 125 87 123
TIZANIDINE HCL 137 34 89 68
ONGLYZA 137 68 89 178
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131 93 91 58
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 131 17 S2 91 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 29 R 93 50
VYTORIN 125 89 94 176
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 83 94 87
LEVEMIR 125 90 94 157
RAMIPRIL 125 110 94 86
METFORMIN HCL ER 124 92 98 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 104 99 61
MIRTAZAPINE 120 70 100 59
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114 86 101 160
BUPROPION HCL SR 114 28 101 212
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114 75 101 152
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 51 104 99
INSULIN SYRINGE 110 61 105 161
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 109 60 106 274
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 107 63 107 168
CEFDINIR 107 85 107 185
SEROQUEL 103 57 109 135
DICYCLOMINE HCL 101 56 110 207
SPIRIVA 101 72 110 97
EXELON 101 93 110 130
ETODOLAC 100 51 113 211
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 71 114 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 99 56 114 62
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 97 58 116 82
LIPITOR 97 50 116 94
BYSTOLIC 96 66 118 96
EVISTA 96 78 118 119
VENTOLIN HFA 93 44 120 127
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92 62 S3 121 112
NYSTATIN 90 54 122 198
HYDROCORTISONE 89 54 123 327
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88 35 124 142
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88 56 124 114
NIFEDIPINE ER 86 61 126 100
FENTANYL 86 58 S2 126 93
OLANZAPINE 84 61 128 125
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 45 128 150
FAMOTIDINE 84 51 128 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 83 30 131 113
AGGRENOX 83 72 131 147
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 36 S2 133 263
CARBAMAZEPINE 81 16 134 217
METRONIDAZOLE 81 35 134 293
BACLOFEN 80 19 136 144
TOPIRAMATE 80 15 136 141
PROAIR HFA 80 32 136 79
ENDOCET 78 0 S2 139 104
DOXEPIN HCL 77 34 140 224
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 76 57 141 248
AMITIZA 76 42 141 264
ZETIA 74 47 143 89
DEXILANT 74 25 143 155
FINASTERIDE 74 74 143 197
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 74 36 143 369
LOVAZA 73 0 147 183
METOLAZONE 73 39 147 172
EXFORGE 72 36 149 132
SAVELLA 71 0 150 340
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 19 150 171
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 45 152 227
VOLTAREN 66 36 153 276
METHOTREXATE 62 27 154 322
ABILIFY 62 48 154 133
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 61 0 156 389
NAPROXEN 61 15 156 71
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 45 156 149
LIDODERM 60 0 159 260
VERAPAMIL ER 59 48 160 101
DETROL LA 59 34 160 166
SYNTHROID 59 43 160 48
NABUMETONE 58 44 163 179
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 49 163 182
TRICOR 58 37 163 126
PREMARIN 57 30 R 166 128
CELEBREX 57 45 166 108
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 43 166 65
ONDANSETRON HCL 57 43 166 278
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 56 32 170 341
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 25 170 107
LEVETIRACETAM 55 19 172 138
NITROSTAT 55 20 172 222
KLOR-CON M20 55 33 172 67
METHOCARBAMOL 54 11 R 175 163
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53 26 R 176 184
HUMALOG 52 27 177 230
GLIPIZIDE 50 40 178 81
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 50 19 178 192
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 Feb. 21, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.