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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,772Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 676

$2.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 676

860 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

10% of this provider’s 860 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 860 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 44,450 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 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
FUROSEMIDE 2,057 1,920 1 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,415 1,390 2 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,393 1,264 3 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,330 1,178 4 3
NAMENDA 1,206 1,182 5 35
LISINOPRIL 1,173 1,001 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,145 1,103 7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,127 937 8 9
GABAPENTIN 1,094 936 9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,050 868 10 17
RANITIDINE HCL 1,048 950 11 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 905 794 S3 12 1
OMEPRAZOLE 904 796 13 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 874 756 14 22
SIMVASTATIN 853 747 15 6
CARVEDILOL 730 659 16 15
MELOXICAM 671 587 17 13
MIRTAZAPINE 662 611 18 59
SERTRALINE HCL 651 572 19 26
METFORMIN HCL 645 546 20 8
RISPERIDONE 540 462 21 69
NOVOLIN R 510 428 22 153
LANTUS 470 383 23 55
JANTOVEN 415 337 24 156
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 414 330 25 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 409 342 26 11
EXELON 406 396 27 130
TRAZODONE HCL 406 369 27 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 404 383 29 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 386 291 30 99
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 384 346 31 21
OLANZAPINE 371 332 32 125
CYMBALTA 358 278 33 47
TRAMADOL HCL 352 320 34 19
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 343 314 35 114
TAMSULOSIN HCL 321 271 36 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311 255 37 12
CLOPIDOGREL 298 255 38 28
NEXIUM 281 249 39 23
MUPIROCIN 281 271 39 146
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 280 238 41 175
LACTULOSE 273 200 42 110
HALOPERIDOL 272 152 43 158
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 266 166 44 88
FAMOTIDINE 266 221 44 64
LEVETIRACETAM 263 204 46 138
CLONIDINE HCL 262 224 47 32
DIGOXIN 259 241 48 52
KLOR-CON M20 252 246 49 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 204 50 20
FENTANYL 246 210 S2 51 93
ABILIFY 244 209 52 133
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240 231 53 14
PLAVIX 238 215 54 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 236 184 55 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 235 206 56 73
NOVOLOG 231 201 57 134
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 230 206 58 74
PROMETHAZINE HCL 229 195 R 59 75
SEROQUEL 220 174 60 135
PREDNISONE 220 193 60 53
MEGESTROL ACETATE 210 202 R 62 111
LEVOFLOXACIN 208 186 63 91
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 207 154 R 64 129
SANTYL 204 196 65 223
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199 172 66 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 188 164 67 77
TORSEMIDE 187 178 68 159
AZITHROMYCIN 185 157 69 39
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 181 147 70 249
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178 150 71 34
VALPROIC ACID 171 136 72 229
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 165 152 73 205
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 165 120 73 98
KLOR-CON M10 162 147 75 195
ATENOLOL 159 126 76 25
GLYBURIDE 156 129 R 77 92
LATANOPROST 153 148 78 234
AMIODARONE HCL 152 134 79 154
ALLOPURINOL 152 152 79 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152 152 79 54
BACLOFEN 151 90 82 144
LEVEMIR 143 125 83 157
FLUOXETINE HCL 142 127 84 70
SINGULAIR 142 138 84 80
DILTIAZEM HCL 139 138 86 227
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138 102 87 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136 126 88 45
CEFTRIAXONE 136 124 88 241
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 134 127 90 182
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 130 122 91 279
HUMULIN R 129 107 92 214
SPIRONOLACTONE 123 102 93 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122 101 R 94 46
TERAZOSIN HCL 121 121 95 145
NOVOLIN N 119 113 96 239
PATANOL 117 116 97 344
LIDOCAINE HCL 116 109 98 299
CLONIDINE 116 110 98 290
LOVASTATIN 115 95 100 33
LYRICA 112 93 101 57
AVODART 112 89 101 199
OXCARBAZEPINE 109 43 103 280
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 108 98 104 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 107 91 105 149
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 98 106 30
DIOVAN 104 85 107 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 75 108 87
DETROL LA 102 100 109 166
TOPIRAMATE 100 82 110 141
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 100 84 110 262
DILTIAZEM ER 98 92 112 118
CILOSTAZOL 97 97 113 123
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 71 R 114 50
TRAVATAN Z 95 86 115 308
FINASTERIDE 95 95 115 197
PAROXETINE HCL 94 94 117 65
FLUCONAZOLE 93 82 118 115
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 92 79 119 357
BUMETANIDE 90 77 120 196
JANUVIA 90 90 120 78
CRESTOR 89 86 122 29
LEXAPRO 88 70 123 210
TIMOLOL MALEATE 88 88 123 360
CELEBREX 87 72 125 108
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 71 126 113
SPIRIVA 85 79 126 97
LUMIGAN 84 79 128 362
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 81 128 16
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 83 76 130 289
NITROFURANTOIN 80 68 131 206
GLIPIZIDE 80 68 131 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 59 133 56
MECLIZINE HCL 78 65 134 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 68 135 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77 76 135 150
METHOCARBAMOL 76 62 R 137 163
SUCRALFATE 75 65 138 187
AMOXICILLIN 75 68 138 105
DILANTIN 73 39 140 327
FENOFIBRATE 73 58 140 90
LIDODERM 73 52 140 260
RENVELA 72 64 143 372
PRIMIDONE 72 72 143 312
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69 68 145 204
HUMALOG 68 56 146 230
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 65 147 65
PROAIR HFA 67 60 147 79
ALPHAGAN P 66 66 149 344
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66 59 149 116
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 40 151 120
RIVASTIGMINE 65 54 151 379
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 64 57 153 319
BENICAR 64 64 153 218
ZETIA 63 50 155 89
CEPHALEXIN 63 58 155 84
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 63 155 43
WELCHOL 63 63 155 254
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 62 159 253
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 62 47 159 294
AGGRENOX 61 57 161 147
BYSTOLIC 60 60 162 96
EVISTA 60 60 162 119
CALCIUM ACETATE 59 51 164 394
NAPROXEN 57 49 165 71
BUPROPION HCL 57 41 165 283
COLCRYS 56 47 167 122
VIMPAT 55 53 168 407
TRANSDERM-SCOP 55 41 168 352
LIPITOR 54 47 170 94
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 25 170 168
NUEDEXTA 54 30 170 411
PHENYTOIN 54 35 170 297
SENSIPAR 53 53 174 417
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53 40 174 417
BUDESONIDE 52 49 176 426
PREVACID 52 52 176 426
KLOR-CON 10 51 50 178 95
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 42 178 170
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. 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.