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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,278Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 676

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 676

1,409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,409 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 1,409 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 21,200 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 2,808 791 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,402 657 2 2
LOVASTATIN 1,340 761 3 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,337 832 4 3
LISINOPRIL 1,258 747 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 1,168 746 6 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 909 234 7 21
TRAMADOL HCL 886 260 8 19
GABAPENTIN 794 354 9 10
METFORMIN HCL 726 390 10 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 722 428 11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 671 448 12 9
ATENOLOL 664 383 13 25
CARVEDILOL 664 486 13 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 650 446 15 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 579 437 16 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 576 182 17 17
NEXIUM 496 287 18 23
SIMVASTATIN 482 301 19 6
MELOXICAM 451 245 20 13
GLYBURIDE 437 261 R 21 92
PAROXETINE HCL 436 273 22 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396 238 23 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394 194 24 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393 221 25 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 391 381 26 24
AZITHROMYCIN 377 158 27 39
CEPHALEXIN 373 180 28 84
TRAZODONE HCL 346 120 29 36
LANTUS 334 224 30 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 328 252 31 38
ALLOPURINOL 324 204 32 31
KLOR-CON 10 322 221 33 95
RANITIDINE HCL 295 180 34 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 293 185 35 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 202 36 20
CARISOPRODOL 292 36 R 36 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 242 0 38 68
CLONIDINE HCL 238 99 39 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234 140 40 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 217 110 41 85
LYRICA 217 39 41 57
DIGOXIN 217 139 41 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 206 99 44 43
PROMETHAZINE HCL 201 77 R 45 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 200 52 R 46 50
METHOCARBAMOL 199 45 R 47 163
LACTULOSE 197 103 48 110
DEXILANT 183 90 49 155
AMOXICILLIN 183 84 49 105
IBUPROFEN 182 50 51 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 178 79 52 191
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172 146 53 56
PROAIR HFA 172 62 53 79
CYMBALTA 170 38 55 47
CLOPIDOGREL 169 90 56 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 86 57 54
FENTANYL 150 70 S2 58 93
FLUCONAZOLE 148 40 59 115
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138 108 60 11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 137 81 S3 61 112
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 136 57 62 170
MECLIZINE HCL 136 110 62 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 135 76 64 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132 87 R 65 46
SERTRALINE HCL 131 74 66 26
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126 104 67 61
VENTOLIN HFA 126 41 67 127
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 69 69 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120 67 70 72
TOPIRAMATE 117 0 71 141
NAMENDA 117 117 71 35
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 112 35 R 73 76
CEFADROXIL 112 60 73 258
RAMIPRIL 110 72 75 86
PLAVIX 109 68 76 40
DIOVAN 109 97 76 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 49 78 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 104 28 79 70
LIPITOR 104 67 79 94
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 40 79 88
MUPIROCIN 101 65 82 146
GLIMEPIRIDE 100 79 83 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 81 84 58
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97 15 S2 85 131
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 95 42 86 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 49 87 44
NITROSTAT 93 65 87 222
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 21 S2 87 139
CRESTOR 92 22 90 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92 32 90 98
MIRTAZAPINE 92 54 90 59
NOVOLOG 91 48 93 134
INDOMETHACIN 90 64 R 94 240
VYTORIN 90 61 94 176
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 73 94 51
DILTIAZEM ER 87 44 97 118
TRICOR 87 33 97 126
SINGULAIR 85 37 99 80
NIFEDIPINE ER 84 39 100 100
NYSTATIN 83 61 101 198
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80 45 102 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 41 103 73
VERAPAMIL ER 78 43 103 101
VESICARE 78 51 103 201
PROPRANOLOL HCL 77 39 106 120
HUMULIN 70-30 77 45 106 209
PREDNISONE 74 40 108 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 39 109 91
MEGESTROL ACETATE 72 69 R 110 111
KLOR-CON M20 71 50 111 67
OLANZAPINE 71 61 111 125
NAPROXEN 67 35 113 71
GLIPIZIDE 66 28 114 81
ONDANSETRON HCL 66 30 114 278
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 38 116 87
DETROL LA 65 32 116 166
SYMBICORT 65 28 116 189
DIOVAN HCT 65 13 116 41
SPIRIVA 64 37 120 97
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 36 120 82
ZETIA 62 31 122 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61 0 123 99
CARBAMAZEPINE 60 17 124 217
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 43 125 182
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 26 125 113
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 15 125 171
QUINAPRIL HCL 58 25 128 151
RISPERIDONE 57 23 129 69
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 0 R 129 184
KLOR-CON M10 56 47 131 195
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 0 131 168
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 38 131 103
HUMALOG 54 44 134 230
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54 48 134 160
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53 22 136 142
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 32 137 150
SEROQUEL 51 31 138 135
FAMOTIDINE 51 24 138 64
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 25 140 207
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 36 R 140 225
SYNTHROID 50 37 140 48
AGGRENOX 50 41 140 147
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 March 8, 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.