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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 676

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 676

581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

10% of this provider’s 581 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 581 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 14,643 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,428 783 S3 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 656 508 2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 635 468 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 405 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 549 364 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 545 420 6 7
LISINOPRIL 512 383 7 5
SIMVASTATIN 495 431 8 6
GABAPENTIN 443 254 9 10
METFORMIN HCL 410 260 10 8
ALLOPURINOL 390 302 11 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 388 284 12 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 302 206 13 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299 218 14 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299 239 14 12
CARVEDILOL 294 228 16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 214 17 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 258 159 18 21
MELOXICAM 255 217 19 13
CLOPIDOGREL 246 152 20 28
FENOFIBRATE 227 175 21 90
LOVASTATIN 218 187 22 33
CLONIDINE HCL 217 164 23 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215 151 24 34
DIOVAN 211 148 25 37
TRAZODONE HCL 186 117 26 36
PLAVIX 178 144 27 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 172 116 28 18
FELODIPINE ER 166 139 29 216
RANITIDINE HCL 165 122 30 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163 142 31 65
TIZANIDINE HCL 160 96 32 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 155 103 33 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 95 33 54
NEXIUM 153 84 35 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 103 36 22
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 144 110 37 74
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 138 83 38 142
TRAMADOL HCL 137 106 39 19
CARISOPRODOL 135 30 R 40 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 126 41 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 126 100 42 44
DIOVAN HCT 124 81 43 41
FENTANYL 121 52 S2 44 93
SERTRALINE HCL 116 88 45 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 80 R 46 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 113 96 46 43
ESTRADIOL 113 75 R 46 109
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 109 58 49 233
DEXAMETHASONE 99 67 50 270
RISPERIDONE 98 50 51 69
CYMBALTA 98 34 51 47
ATENOLOL 97 97 53 25
CEPHALEXIN 94 54 54 84
ACTOS 94 47 54 106
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 90 54 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 59 57 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91 24 R 58 75
TOPIRAMATE 90 0 59 141
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 27 S2 60 139
LYRICA 81 51 61 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 78 44 62 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 45 63 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 36 63 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71 32 65 38
PROAIR HFA 69 40 66 79
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 49 67 136
CRESTOR 68 33 67 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 50 67 58
SYNTHROID 67 64 70 48
MICARDIS HCT 67 67 70 376
RAMIPRIL 66 66 72 86
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 24 R 72 50
OXYCODONE HCL 65 18 S2 74 165
BUSPIRONE HCL 64 39 75 113
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 48 75 88
DIGOXIN 63 49 77 52
FLUCONAZOLE 61 28 78 115
KLOR-CON 10 60 40 79 95
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 51 79 171
COLCRYS 60 38 79 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 37 82 87
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58 49 83 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 31 83 175
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 23 85 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 56 85 16
COMBIVENT 56 35 85 174
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 39 S2 88 263
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 55 28 88 203
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 22 90 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 26 90 212
AZITHROMYCIN 53 32 92 39
SPIRIVA 51 30 93 97
KLOR-CON M20 51 44 93 67
BUPROPION XL 50 19 95 227
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 Dec. 30, 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.