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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 676

$872K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 82 out of 676

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

3% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 630 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 14,558 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

$43 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
OMEPRAZOLE 737 549 1 2
LISINOPRIL 720 476 2 5
MELOXICAM 664 505 3 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 638 309 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 592 462 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 565 420 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556 404 7 3
FUROSEMIDE 487 341 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 486 344 9 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 461 304 10 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 397 303 11 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370 289 12 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 332 266 13 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324 296 14 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311 221 15 14
TRAMADOL HCL 304 261 16 19
GABAPENTIN 302 229 17 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287 213 18 22
CRESTOR 262 159 19 29
CARVEDILOL 237 162 20 15
CLOPIDOGREL 208 163 21 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 144 22 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 154 23 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198 131 24 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 191 149 25 63
NEXIUM 177 151 26 23
VENTOLIN HFA 168 79 27 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 133 28 42
DIOVAN 159 121 29 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 158 42 R 30 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 157 126 31 30
RAMIPRIL 148 118 32 86
PLAVIX 143 117 33 40
DIGOXIN 135 114 34 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 90 35 54
ACTOS 131 74 36 106
SERTRALINE HCL 126 79 37 26
CARISOPRODOL 124 27 R 38 60
CLONIDINE HCL 121 87 39 32
ALLOPURINOL 117 101 40 31
DIOVAN HCT 113 82 41 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 112 103 42 38
ATENOLOL 111 100 43 25
GLIPIZIDE 107 79 44 81
NAMENDA 106 106 45 35
LYRICA 106 64 45 57
DICYCLOMINE HCL 103 79 47 207
LANTUS 103 58 47 55
MECLIZINE HCL 101 91 49 83
LOVASTATIN 99 90 50 33
TRAZODONE HCL 94 86 51 36
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 93 62 52 289
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 70 R 53 46
JANUVIA 88 68 54 78
DILTIAZEM ER 86 72 55 118
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 67 55 58
PAROXETINE HCL 81 74 57 65
LIPITOR 81 77 57 94
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 44 59 34
METOLAZONE 79 60 59 172
VERAPAMIL ER 78 78 61 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 61 61 45
FENOFIBRATE 76 68 63 90
ZETIA 75 56 64 89
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 57 65 88
PROAIR HFA 71 40 66 79
SYNTHROID 66 55 67 48
KLOR-CON M20 64 56 68 67
LEVOXYL 64 57 68 186
GEMFIBROZIL 63 37 70 137
DONEPEZIL HCL 63 63 70 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 51 70 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 27 70 98
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 43 70 191
HUMULIN N 62 44 75 264
FLUCONAZOLE 60 43 76 115
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 47 S3 76 112
TRICOR 59 48 78 126
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 43 79 65
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 39 79 120
SPIRIVA 56 54 81 97
TOPIRAMATE 56 24 81 141
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 47 83 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 37 83 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 41 83 74
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 40 86 140
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 26 R 87 75
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 48 88 43
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 38 88 149
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 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.