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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,290Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 676

$720K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 676

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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 538 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 538 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 11,296 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% 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

28 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 659 480 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 495 322 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 457 339 3 6
BENAZEPRIL HCL 378 248 4 58
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377 153 S3 5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 353 318 6 18
FUROSEMIDE 346 301 7 4
TRAMADOL HCL 330 242 8 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327 250 9 12
LISINOPRIL 289 221 10 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287 228 11 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 210 12 14
MELOXICAM 282 199 13 13
DIOVAN 269 223 14 37
LOVASTATIN 267 172 15 33
DIOVAN HCT 241 195 16 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 157 17 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234 212 18 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234 158 18 9
METFORMIN HCL 209 135 20 8
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 200 99 R 21 50
ATENOLOL 182 170 22 25
AZITHROMYCIN 177 126 23 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 168 123 24 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161 156 25 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 132 26 20
FENOFIBRATE 150 96 27 90
CARVEDILOL 145 106 28 15
ZETIA 140 99 29 89
CRESTOR 139 115 30 29
PAROXETINE HCL 136 105 31 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 135 103 32 43
CLOPIDOGREL 134 111 33 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 127 77 34 17
RANITIDINE HCL 123 110 35 27
NEXIUM 113 58 36 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 88 37 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 104 97 38 24
FAMOTIDINE 103 75 39 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 52 40 49
RAMIPRIL 96 83 41 86
PLAVIX 96 77 41 40
GLYBURIDE 89 56 R 43 92
WELCHOL 89 77 43 254
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 68 45 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 57 46 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 80 47 51
CYMBALTA 80 54 48 47
GABAPENTIN 79 40 49 10
DIGOXIN 77 77 50 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 58 51 61
CLONIDINE HCL 74 35 52 32
JANUVIA 74 56 52 78
TRICOR 73 53 54 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 50 55 74
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 71 63 R 55 76
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 70 58 57 303
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 55 58 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 47 59 16
ONGLYZA 65 65 60 178
TRAZODONE HCL 63 29 61 36
LIPITOR 60 46 62 94
SINGULAIR 57 46 63 80
MECLIZINE HCL 55 42 64 83
NAMENDA 54 51 65 35
NIASPAN 53 53 66 162
PROAIR HFA 51 34 67 79
SPIRIVA 51 30 67 97
LACTULOSE 50 38 69 110
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 June 15, 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.