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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 676

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 676

984 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

2% of this provider’s 984 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 984 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 25,922 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,557 995 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,527 1,086 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,398 779 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,226 929 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,174 921 5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 899 675 6 7
LISINOPRIL 893 582 7 5
LOVASTATIN 830 525 8 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 771 447 9 12
CLONIDINE HCL 640 345 10 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 614 595 11 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 548 449 12 17
METFORMIN HCL 545 391 13 8
SIMVASTATIN 518 401 14 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 507 244 15 49
GABAPENTIN 502 376 16 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 477 382 17 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 473 372 18 18
GLIPIZIDE 472 322 19 81
NAMENDA 464 464 20 35
SERTRALINE HCL 442 354 21 26
CARVEDILOL 398 238 22 15
ATENOLOL 395 256 23 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 361 205 24 21
AZITHROMYCIN 357 195 25 39
DIOVAN 349 236 26 37
ALLOPURINOL 324 239 27 31
NEXIUM 317 212 28 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317 247 28 14
TRAZODONE HCL 294 202 30 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 286 192 31 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 274 235 32 77
AMOXICILLIN 268 143 33 105
CLOPIDOGREL 264 185 34 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259 200 35 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 129 36 16
MELOXICAM 255 107 37 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 244 190 38 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243 177 39 42
COLCRYS 241 138 40 122
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 232 129 41 203
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 225 133 R 42 76
KLOR-CON 8 224 131 43 231
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220 174 44 73
NOVOLIN 70-30 215 150 45 181
RANITIDINE HCL 207 152 46 27
GLYBURIDE 196 143 R 47 92
PLAVIX 194 161 48 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192 152 49 56
DIGOXIN 187 150 50 52
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 181 33 R 51 50
AGGRENOX 178 150 52 147
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 175 116 R 10 53 247
DIOVAN HCT 174 102 54 41
PROAIR HFA 173 52 55 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 167 106 56 45
TRAMADOL HCL 166 74 57 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 166 90 R 57 75
JANTOVEN 165 160 59 156
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161 161 60 72
VENTOLIN HFA 155 52 61 127
EXELON 154 154 62 130
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 147 103 63 44
PAROXETINE HCL 146 89 64 65
NOVOLIN R 138 138 65 153
LEVETIRACETAM 136 106 66 138
FLUCONAZOLE 134 69 67 115
KLOR-CON M20 130 101 68 67
FAMOTIDINE 125 94 69 64
LACTULOSE 124 99 70 110
LIPITOR 120 75 71 94
CARISOPRODOL 120 24 R 71 60
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 116 44 R 73 184
SPIRONOLACTONE 116 62 73 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109 82 75 74
GLIPIZIDE XL 107 81 76 177
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 63 R 77 46
MUPIROCIN 105 46 77 146
MECLIZINE HCL 104 80 79 83
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 104 55 79 170
OLANZAPINE 104 79 79 125
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 101 82 82 152
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 95 83 38
LYRICA 100 73 83 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 98 76 85 100
BYSTOLIC 97 62 86 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 86 87 85
HUMULIN 70-30 96 59 87 209
LANTUS 94 84 89 55
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 53 90 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93 60 90 65
VERAPAMIL ER 92 55 92 101
DILTIAZEM ER 91 82 93 118
RISPERIDONE 91 73 93 69
LEXAPRO 91 73 93 210
TOPIRAMATE 90 23 96 141
PREDNISONE 90 51 96 53
COMBIVENT 90 24 96 174
DETROL LA 90 79 96 166
DILTIAZEM HCL 86 69 100 227
CYMBALTA 84 48 101 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 47 102 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 76 103 70
NAPROXEN 82 24 103 71
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81 54 R 105 225
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 57 105 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81 55 105 99
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81 44 105 160
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 78 28 109 307
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 57 110 43
ZETIA 75 41 111 89
KLOR-CON 10 74 58 112 95
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74 59 112 182
NOVOLOG 73 63 114 134
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 72 48 R 115 129
BACLOFEN 72 49 115 144
GEMFIBROZIL 72 59 115 137
IBUPROFEN 72 34 115 102
NITROFURANTOIN 69 63 119 206
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 27 119 88
TRICOR 68 35 121 126
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 68 27 121 261
SEROQUEL 67 62 123 135
ABILIFY 66 49 124 133
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 61 124 114
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 53 124 161
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 65 127 116
KLOR-CON M10 64 60 128 195
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 43 129 107
BUPROPION XL 61 41 130 227
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 59 131 58
MIRTAZAPINE 59 49 132 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 55 132 61
FENTANYL 58 55 S2 134 93
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 33 134 103
METOLAZONE 57 28 136 172
SYNTHROID 57 44 136 48
ACTOS 57 41 136 106
SINGULAIR 55 17 139 80
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 12 140 217
DESOXIMETASONE 54 18 140 411
CEPHALEXIN 53 39 142 84
METHOCARBAMOL 53 21 R 142 163
SANTYL 52 52 144 223
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52 30 144 124
CRESTOR 52 34 144 29
LEVEMIR 50 50 147 157
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 Nov. 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.