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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 676

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 676

919 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

15% of this provider’s 919 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 919 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 19,210 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,664 843 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 970 742 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 967 697 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 889 655 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 807 577 5 6
LISINOPRIL 756 460 6 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 716 589 7 9
ENDOCET 613 177 S2 8 104
GABAPENTIN 601 380 9 10
CARVEDILOL 591 409 10 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 513 379 11 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 436 283 12 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 430 297 13 11
RANITIDINE HCL 409 273 14 27
CARISOPRODOL 403 11 R 15 60
METFORMIN HCL 350 236 16 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 317 179 17 21
CLONIDINE HCL 317 204 17 32
CLOPIDOGREL 304 246 19 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 283 243 20 54
MELOXICAM 272 169 21 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 270 201 22 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 267 224 23 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264 202 24 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 250 114 25 68
PLAVIX 247 202 26 40
ALLOPURINOL 247 149 26 31
JANUVIA 236 174 28 78
AZITHROMYCIN 231 142 29 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 224 180 30 17
PREDNISONE 223 164 31 53
PROAIR HFA 213 101 32 79
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212 161 33 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 207 201 34 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 195 148 35 77
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 143 35 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 106 37 16
TRAMADOL HCL 190 125 38 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 125 39 51
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177 101 40 49
AMOXICILLIN 167 82 41 105
MECLIZINE HCL 161 149 42 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 158 103 43 70
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 147 118 44 65
SPIRIVA 145 89 45 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 142 94 46 45
COLCRYS 142 64 46 122
QUINAPRIL HCL 139 88 48 151
GLIMEPIRIDE 138 126 49 30
OXYCODONE HCL 137 33 S2 50 165
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 137 94 R 50 76
DIOVAN HCT 136 70 52 41
FENTANYL 135 50 S2 53 93
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 80 S2 54 139
CEPHALEXIN 133 80 54 84
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 111 56 34
LYRICA 127 87 57 57
LOVASTATIN 126 75 58 33
ATENOLOL 126 102 58 25
CYMBALTA 123 52 60 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121 75 61 98
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116 59 S2 62 131
RAMIPRIL 115 90 63 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113 113 64 44
DIOVAN 113 58 64 37
PENTOXIFYLLINE 109 109 66 320
SYMBICORT 106 70 67 189
INSULIN SYRINGE 105 47 68 161
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 105 56 68 82
SERTRALINE HCL 102 66 70 26
LANTUS 102 54 70 55
GLYBURIDE 100 75 R 72 92
PROMETHAZINE HCL 100 32 R 72 75
GLIPIZIDE 99 58 74 81
NIFEDIPINE ER 96 89 75 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96 93 75 114
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 56 77 12
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 27 R 78 50
JANUMET 89 28 79 167
ONGLYZA 89 69 79 178
CRESTOR 89 69 79 29
DIGOXIN 87 70 82 52
SINGULAIR 87 37 82 80
CHLORTHALIDONE 86 51 84 164
MEGESTROL ACETATE 85 82 R 85 111
BENICAR 84 61 86 218
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83 53 87 124
BUMETANIDE 83 58 87 196
LIPITOR 83 58 87 94
TRAZODONE HCL 83 58 87 36
LEVETIRACETAM 82 31 91 138
NIASPAN 82 47 91 162
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 38 R 93 46
SUCRALFATE 81 66 93 187
NEXIUM 81 60 93 23
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 56 96 148
HUMULIN 70-30 78 56 96 209
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 43 98 107
COMBIVENT 76 34 98 174
GEMFIBROZIL 74 43 100 137
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 48 100 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 46 102 91
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 56 103 43
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 52 104 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 46 105 74
LANSOPRAZOLE 68 51 105 171
AVODART 68 52 105 199
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 49 108 170
LACTULOSE 66 46 109 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65 48 110 215
DEXILANT 64 26 111 155
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 49 111 61
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 63 20 113 192
METFORMIN HCL ER 61 30 114 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61 42 114 169
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 24 114 181
NAPROXEN 60 30 117 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 22 118 88
PAROXETINE HCL 58 28 119 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 27 120 136
JALYN 57 54 120 403
ACTOS 57 51 120 106
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 28 123 150
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 47 124 103
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55 37 124 56
ACYCLOVIR 55 30 124 339
VOLTAREN 54 48 127 276
PREMARIN 54 40 R 127 128
HUMALOG 53 22 129 230
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 41 129 116
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 49 129 58
MUPIROCIN 51 43 132 146
VERAPAMIL ER 51 33 132 101
CALCITRIOL 50 40 134 306
VENTOLIN HFA 50 20 134 127
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50 44 S3 134 112
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 April 30, 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.