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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 140 out of 676

$606K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 676

457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

23% of this provider’s 457 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 11,170 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 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
LISINOPRIL 493 439 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 452 357 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 421 354 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394 356 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 383 303 5 8
FUROSEMIDE 342 275 6 4
MELOXICAM 331 251 7 13
SIMVASTATIN 305 231 8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 302 244 9 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300 234 S3 10 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 254 185 11 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 196 12 16
GABAPENTIN 218 160 13 10
ATENOLOL 203 145 14 25
FAMOTIDINE 202 157 15 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199 178 16 21
CARVEDILOL 191 150 17 15
ALLOPURINOL 181 155 18 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177 137 19 9
TRAZODONE HCL 164 107 20 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 143 21 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 132 22 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 135 23 20
CLONIDINE HCL 145 142 24 32
LOVASTATIN 145 121 24 33
SERTRALINE HCL 134 110 26 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 94 27 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 112 28 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 106 29 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 113 102 30 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 110 64 31 17
PREDNISONE 107 93 32 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 76 32 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 34 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 79 35 43
NAPROXEN 98 72 36 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 78 37 49
CRESTOR 96 76 37 29
CLOPIDOGREL 95 89 39 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93 88 40 22
NAMENDA 91 91 41 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 91 41 61
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91 29 R 41 50
MECLIZINE HCL 90 82 44 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90 68 44 45
JANUVIA 89 80 46 78
KLOR-CON M20 88 52 47 67
NEXIUM 88 64 47 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 87 72 49 18
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 87 82 49 142
PAROXETINE HCL 84 63 51 65
AMOXICILLIN 81 61 52 105
GLYBURIDE 78 67 R 53 92
DIGOXIN 77 77 54 52
RANITIDINE HCL 69 32 55 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 58 55 58
DILTIAZEM ER 65 58 57 118
DIOVAN HCT 65 47 57 41
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 65 63 R 57 76
TORSEMIDE 64 64 60 159
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 28 61 70
PLAVIX 58 58 62 40
SYNTHROID 58 48 62 48
PREMARIN 57 21 R 64 128
SINGULAIR 56 46 65 80
PROAIR HFA 54 47 66 79
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 40 67 140
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 49 67 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 43 69 74
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 50 70 171
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 26, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.