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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 318 out of 676

$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 142 out of 676

130 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 130 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 4,661 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$99 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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
RISPERIDONE 260 167 1 69
LISINOPRIL 259 213 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251 182 3 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243 165 4 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 237 175 5 99
RANITIDINE HCL 224 162 6 27
OLANZAPINE 209 168 7 125
FUROSEMIDE 197 194 8 4
OMEPRAZOLE 174 115 9 2
DONEPEZIL HCL 168 115 10 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 142 123 11 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 79 12 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 104 13 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 56 14 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 108 66 15 149
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 101 73 16 205
METFORMIN HCL 100 62 17 8
LAMOTRIGINE 100 37 17 190
HUMULIN R 98 72 19 214
BACLOFEN 88 28 20 144
LACTULOSE 87 75 21 110
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86 52 22 22
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 82 71 R 23 247
NITROFURANTOIN 80 67 24 206
SERTRALINE HCL 73 40 25 26
SPS 72 63 26 335
ABILIFY 69 69 27 133
CLONIDINE HCL 68 64 28 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 65 39 29 17
TOPIRAMATE 63 25 30 141
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 27 31 21
LITHIUM CARBONATE 59 59 32 238
RESTASIS 59 42 32 394
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 46 R 34 129
NAPROXEN 56 27 35 71
LANTUS 50 26 36 55
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, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.