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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,312Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 125 out of 676

$713K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 676

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

8% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

44% of this provider’s 530 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 8,235 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$50 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 979 311 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 577 364 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432 248 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 418 278 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 375 272 5 9
METFORMIN HCL 352 256 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 345 210 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316 208 8 22
DIOVAN HCT 310 160 9 41
LISINOPRIL 306 205 10 5
MELOXICAM 276 208 11 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262 174 12 14
NAPROXEN SODIUM 244 123 13 194
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 219 147 14 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 101 15 16
GABAPENTIN 204 113 16 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203 152 17 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 116 18 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 169 169 19 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 167 103 20 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 166 107 21 44
RANITIDINE HCL 161 107 22 27
SUBOXONE 158 12 23 173
CLOPIDOGREL 156 129 24 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 143 87 25 77
FAMOTIDINE 138 81 26 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 92 27 17
GEMFIBROZIL 134 41 28 137
ALLOPURINOL 129 88 29 31
TRAMADOL HCL 129 67 29 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 128 90 31 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 86 31 18
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 60 10 33 343
PLAVIX 114 97 34 40
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 112 15 R 35 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111 106 36 11
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 110 67 R 37 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 62 38 38
PREDNISONE 102 55 38 53
NAMENDA 99 99 40 35
IBUPROFEN 96 16 41 102
LANTUS 91 23 42 55
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 0 S2 43 139
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 84 30 44 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 49 44 51
CLONIDINE HCL 82 43 46 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 45 47 87
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 80 50 S3 47 237
NEXIUM 77 51 49 23
DILTIAZEM ER 74 48 50 118
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 32 51 88
KLOR-CON M20 70 34 52 67
ATENOLOL 69 35 53 25
LEVEMIR 67 40 54 157
VYTORIN 67 54 54 176
NABUMETONE 63 39 56 179
SERTRALINE HCL 62 27 57 26
AZITHROMYCIN 60 26 58 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 31 58 281
CARVEDILOL 60 33 58 15
COLCRYS 55 42 61 122
KLOR-CON 10 53 43 62 95
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 42 R 62 111
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 53 29 62 262
ETODOLAC 52 21 65 211
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. 23, 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.