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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 676

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 676

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

5% of this provider’s 550 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 550 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 12,356 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 671 498 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 666 519 2 4
CARVEDILOL 420 333 3 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407 334 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 380 264 5 9
LISINOPRIL 375 282 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 355 243 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 344 185 8 8
LOVASTATIN 306 208 9 33
RANITIDINE HCL 305 248 10 27
MELOXICAM 292 178 11 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262 200 12 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231 178 13 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 80 14 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201 184 15 38
NEXIUM 185 154 16 23
GABAPENTIN 184 103 17 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 179 119 18 17
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 179 145 S3 18 112
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178 149 20 20
NAMENDA 178 175 20 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 92 22 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 165 149 23 44
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163 128 S3 24 1
TRAMADOL HCL 162 95 25 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 160 89 26 65
CRESTOR 155 108 27 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 85 28 11
CLOPIDOGREL 135 98 29 28
ALLOPURINOL 129 106 30 31
NAPROXEN 127 62 31 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 93 32 18
IBUPROFEN 125 64 33 102
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 79 34 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 120 35 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 121 50 R 36 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118 99 37 54
PLAVIX 115 84 38 40
SERTRALINE HCL 114 89 39 26
PAROXETINE HCL 114 85 39 65
DIOVAN HCT 112 93 41 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 111 96 42 62
AGGRENOX 110 83 43 147
BENAZEPRIL HCL 108 98 44 58
DIOVAN 106 83 45 37
MEGESTROL ACETATE 106 101 R 45 111
DIGOXIN 105 96 47 52
RISPERIDONE 100 68 48 69
GLIPIZIDE 95 73 49 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 62 49 56
BYSTOLIC 92 73 51 96
TORSEMIDE 89 78 52 159
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 73 53 49
LEVETIRACETAM 86 45 54 138
AZITHROMYCIN 85 54 55 39
LOVAZA 85 44 55 183
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84 65 57 22
CYMBALTA 82 70 58 47
SPIRIVA 81 61 59 97
NYSTATIN 78 63 60 198
PHENYTOIN 78 36 60 297
CLONIDINE HCL 78 53 60 32
FINASTERIDE 77 66 63 197
LANTUS 77 35 63 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 54 65 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 48 65 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 59 R 67 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70 62 68 226
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 38 R 69 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 67 52 70 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 41 70 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 56 72 98
GLYBURIDE 65 43 R 73 92
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65 47 73 203
MIRTAZAPINE 65 65 73 59
TRAZODONE HCL 64 27 76 36
LYRICA 63 40 77 57
SYNTHROID 62 51 78 48
EXFORGE 62 34 78 132
PROAIR HFA 60 20 80 79
BENICAR 59 54 81 218
COLCRYS 58 51 82 122
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 34 83 42
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 56 12 84 142
CELEBREX 56 55 84 108
JANUVIA 55 38 86 78
RAMIPRIL 54 51 87 86
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 54 34 87 192
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 54 87 73
PREDNISONE 54 45 87 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 45 91 87
EXELON 53 53 91 130
LEVEMIR 51 38 93 157
ONGLYZA 51 22 93 178
ZETIA 50 30 95 89
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 40 95 107
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.