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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,809Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 178 out of 676

$409K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 271 out of 676

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

3% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 6,673 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$35 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 768 492 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 455 310 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 423 236 3 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 309 157 4 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 191 5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272 101 S3 6 1
ALLOPURINOL 272 195 6 31
OMEPRAZOLE 271 128 8 2
ATENOLOL 238 160 9 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 118 10 16
METFORMIN HCL 215 98 11 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 109 11 12
CLONIDINE HCL 208 95 13 32
LISINOPRIL 195 113 14 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187 55 15 22
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 103 16 208
NAPROXEN 171 112 17 71
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 131 56 R 18 76
GLYBURIDE 128 108 R 19 92
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124 68 20 160
IBUPROFEN 121 50 21 102
GLIMEPIRIDE 119 86 22 30
LOVASTATIN 119 75 22 33
CLOPIDOGREL 117 56 24 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117 75 24 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 54 26 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 76 27 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114 57 28 65
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 109 63 29 7
TRAMADOL HCL 106 67 30 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 103 75 S3 31 112
ETODOLAC 96 31 32 211
PLAVIX 93 41 33 40
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 91 49 34 142
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 19 R 35 50
CARVEDILOL 90 69 35 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 31 37 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 38 R 38 46
KLOR-CON 10 82 66 39 95
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 78 40 24
DIGOXIN 80 51 41 52
NOVOLIN 70-30 79 34 42 181
KLOR-CON M20 78 18 43 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 54 43 77
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 37 45 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 52 45 14
LIPITOR 76 45 47 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 48 48 38
GABAPENTIN 72 38 49 10
RANITIDINE HCL 71 40 50 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 68 22 51 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 51 52 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 35 53 51
CILOSTAZOL 62 43 54 123
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 17 54 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 52 56 34
DIOVAN 59 12 57 37
MELOXICAM 57 28 58 13
PROAIR HFA 57 35 58 79
METHOCARBAMOL 56 16 R 60 163
VERAPAMIL ER 53 18 61 101
COLCRYS 53 40 61 122
ACTOS 53 39 61 106
GLIPIZIDE 52 20 64 81
CHLORTHALIDONE 51 40 65 164
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 43 65 100
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 2, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.