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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,388Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 25

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 25

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

7% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,053 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 611 571 1 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 593 530 2 9
SIMVASTATIN 583 470 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 527 360 S3 4 1
LISINOPRIL 527 439 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 510 475 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 505 423 7 4
FUROSEMIDE 476 392 8 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311 262 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 309 264 10 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 262 11 17
MELOXICAM 250 236 12 20
CLONIDINE HCL 233 207 13 32
ATENOLOL 225 196 14 31
GABAPENTIN 202 162 15 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201 160 16 11
KLOR-CON 10 174 152 17 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 173 172 18 15
PLAVIX 167 157 19 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164 142 20 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 161 144 21 91
NEXIUM 158 122 22 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 125 23 21
CLOPIDOGREL 154 153 24 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 120 25 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 145 145 26 13
SYNTHROID 142 126 27 79
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 132 132 28 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 96 28 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127 89 R 30 62
ALLOPURINOL 127 111 30 29
DIOVAN 126 114 32 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 105 33 18
GEMFIBROZIL 120 107 34 161
SERTRALINE HCL 119 91 35 25
RANITIDINE HCL 117 95 36 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 91 37 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 97 37 36
LEVETIRACETAM 105 20 39 73
CARVEDILOL 104 101 40 19
KLOR-CON M20 103 86 41 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 75 42 108
CYMBALTA 101 47 43 41
PAROXETINE HCL 98 81 44 65
GLIPIZIDE XL 96 80 45 144
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96 77 45 111
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 96 45 112
VERAPAMIL ER 95 95 48 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 81 49 27
RISPERIDONE 88 69 50 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 87 51 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 77 52 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 49 52 73
HUMULIN 70-30 84 75 54 139
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 69 55 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 52 56 35
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 66 57 126
TRAMADOL HCL 74 59 57 23
AZITHROMYCIN 73 50 59 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 50 59 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 73 55 59 124
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 45 S2 59 203
MIRTAZAPINE 72 25 63 50
PREMARIN 72 71 R 63 157
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71 71 65 38
DIGOXIN 69 67 66 47
GLYBURIDE 68 68 R 67 105
LANTUS 65 59 68 48
AGGRENOX 64 55 69 141
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 44 69 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63 61 71 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 49 72 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 44 73 49
LIPITOR 60 51 73 90
DIOVAN HCT 57 56 75 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 43 75 154
DOXEPIN HCL 57 44 75 132
NOVOLIN 70-30 54 47 78 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 42 79 70
PREDNISONE 52 46 80 46
DILTIAZEM ER 51 45 81 139
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 51 49 R 81 222
NAMENDA 50 50 83 16
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 39 83 134
PROAIR HFA 50 44 83 69
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 June 22, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.