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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,663Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 676

$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 676

961 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

6% of this provider’s 961 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 961 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 27,855 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

$48 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

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 1,624 1,305 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,253 935 2 6
GABAPENTIN 1,173 859 3 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,138 756 S3 4 1
LISINOPRIL 972 718 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 941 804 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 768 559 7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 748 647 8 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 736 627 9 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 696 523 10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 681 556 11 14
METFORMIN HCL 675 434 12 8
PREDNISONE 634 509 13 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 610 470 14 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 564 490 15 34
FENOFIBRATE 522 432 16 90
CITALOPRAM HBR 500 360 17 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 480 366 18 77
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464 427 19 7
CARVEDILOL 409 342 20 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 383 350 21 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 372 295 22 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 353 264 23 38
CYMBALTA 324 214 24 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322 247 25 3
RANITIDINE HCL 304 260 26 27
NOVOLOG 292 214 27 134
MELOXICAM 290 223 28 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282 215 29 16
TRAZODONE HCL 263 161 30 36
CLOPIDOGREL 263 214 30 28
TRAMADOL HCL 261 210 32 19
LOVAZA 253 163 33 183
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 238 222 34 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232 208 35 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229 186 36 42
ZETIA 226 188 37 89
MECLIZINE HCL 222 212 38 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 210 147 39 85
LANTUS 205 141 40 55
DIOVAN 199 150 41 37
PLAVIX 198 150 42 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 121 43 51
JANUVIA 194 147 44 78
LEVETIRACETAM 193 96 45 138
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 190 139 46 72
ALLOPURINOL 190 157 46 31
NEXIUM 186 153 48 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 184 111 S3 49 112
CLONIDINE HCL 177 126 50 32
FAMOTIDINE 176 133 51 64
SINGULAIR 168 122 52 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 168 107 52 62
TRICOR 166 94 54 126
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 165 109 55 98
ABILIFY 164 87 56 133
LEVOTHROID 163 104 57 268
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 161 112 58 116
DIGOXIN 159 130 59 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 158 132 60 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154 154 61 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152 105 62 49
LEVEMIR 145 99 63 157
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 98 R 64 46
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 143 96 64 82
LYRICA 141 80 66 57
INDAPAMIDE 139 121 67 188
QUINAPRIL HCL 134 77 68 151
LOVASTATIN 130 114 69 33
NAMENDA 129 128 70 35
MIRTAZAPINE 127 84 71 59
ATENOLOL 126 93 72 25
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 122 54 73 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122 78 73 150
PREMARIN 122 86 R 73 128
ONGLYZA 119 58 76 178
GEMFIBROZIL 117 83 77 137
FELODIPINE ER 116 104 78 216
DIOVAN HCT 116 99 78 41
CEPHALEXIN 115 97 80 84
INSULIN SYRINGE 114 64 81 161
NIASPAN 113 104 82 162
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 112 112 83 43
TERAZOSIN HCL 107 107 84 145
MUPIROCIN 105 77 85 146
ENDOCET 104 68 S2 86 104
ESTRADIOL 104 84 R 86 109
SEROQUEL 103 71 88 135
DILTIAZEM ER 103 49 88 118
CILOSTAZOL 100 88 90 123
KLOR-CON 10 99 68 91 95
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98 41 92 99
SERTRALINE HCL 98 58 92 26
AMOXICILLIN 96 74 94 105
PROPRANOLOL HCL 95 84 95 120
TRILIPIX 94 62 96 232
NYSTATIN 94 69 96 198
AVODART 94 82 96 199
MEGESTROL ACETATE 93 90 R 99 111
PAROXETINE HCL 90 67 100 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 72 101 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 66 102 191
SYNTHROID 82 82 103 48
LANSOPRAZOLE 79 48 104 171
AMIODARONE HCL 78 78 105 154
HUMALOG 78 56 105 230
VESICARE 78 71 105 201
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 58 108 70
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 76 66 R 109 76
AZITHROMYCIN 76 55 109 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 32 R 111 129
RAMIPRIL 73 73 112 86
NATEGLINIDE 72 63 113 326
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 71 37 114 274
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 50 114 30
RISPERIDONE 70 59 116 69
SPIRIVA 69 55 117 97
GLIPIZIDE 69 67 117 81
CRESTOR 69 68 117 29
PENTOXIFYLLINE 65 56 120 320
BYSTOLIC 65 64 120 96
VYTORIN 65 52 120 176
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 63 52 123 242
VENTOLIN HFA 63 21 123 127
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 60 123 107
FLUCONAZOLE 63 41 123 115
AGGRENOX 62 51 127 147
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 38 R 128 50
LIPITOR 60 55 128 94
PROAIR HFA 60 54 128 79
FENTANYL 60 47 S2 128 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 45 132 65
COMBIVENT 57 55 133 174
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57 44 S2 133 131
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 55 135 114
HYDROCORTISONE 54 31 136 327
HALOPERIDOL 54 33 136 158
FEXOFENADINE HCL 53 38 138 257
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 45 139 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 35 139 74
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 20 R 141 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 45 141 73
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 21 141 212
FINASTERIDE 50 41 144 197
VOLTAREN 50 38 144 276
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, 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.