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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 676

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 676

740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

5% of this provider’s 740 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 740 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 18,949 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 976 826 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 776 695 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 731 552 3 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 648 580 4 12
SIMVASTATIN 628 543 5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 613 487 S3 6 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 518 430 7 9
LISINOPRIL 517 427 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 467 358 9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 429 380 10 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 409 322 11 7
MELOXICAM 400 329 12 13
LOVASTATIN 347 306 13 33
ATENOLOL 342 303 14 25
GABAPENTIN 329 267 15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 212 16 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269 178 17 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 250 192 18 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246 164 19 20
ALLOPURINOL 239 190 20 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239 197 20 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234 195 22 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 216 193 23 62
CLOPIDOGREL 216 196 23 28
SERTRALINE HCL 203 164 25 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 148 25 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 186 175 27 24
CLONIDINE HCL 185 148 28 32
DIOVAN HCT 178 132 29 41
AZITHROMYCIN 172 143 30 39
CARVEDILOL 169 136 31 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 169 136 31 58
DIOVAN 169 152 31 37
RANITIDINE HCL 167 118 34 27
TRAMADOL HCL 166 141 35 19
KLOR-CON M20 162 149 36 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 146 121 37 44
PLAVIX 141 127 38 40
EVISTA 136 130 39 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 108 40 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 115 40 42
LANTUS 131 99 42 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129 125 43 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 112 44 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124 89 45 49
NIASPAN 124 122 45 162
CRESTOR 123 111 47 29
GLYBURIDE 121 73 R 48 92
ZETIA 120 91 49 89
DIGOXIN 120 115 49 52
NAMENDA 120 120 49 35
TRAZODONE HCL 118 69 52 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 92 52 30
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 111 88 54 82
MIRTAZAPINE 109 108 55 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 109 57 55 88
MECLIZINE HCL 109 101 55 83
LYRICA 108 75 58 57
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 91 59 148
FENOFIBRATE 102 67 60 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 100 95 61 43
PREMARIN 97 62 R 62 128
COLCRYS 96 65 63 122
FENTANYL 96 56 S2 63 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 72 R 65 50
NEXIUM 94 80 65 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 89 76 67 63
SPIRIVA 85 63 68 97
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 81 81 R 69 76
INSULIN SYRINGE 78 58 70 161
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77 72 71 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 77 41 71 85
PROAIR HFA 76 43 73 79
TRILIPIX 76 72 73 232
RAMIPRIL 74 74 75 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 68 76 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 53 77 70
LIPITOR 72 61 77 94
GEMFIBROZIL 71 65 79 137
CEPHALEXIN 71 51 79 84
FELODIPINE ER 70 68 81 216
WELCHOL 68 54 82 254
NOVOLIN 70-30 67 57 83 181
CILOSTAZOL 66 66 84 123
PAROXETINE HCL 66 54 84 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 53 86 72
EXELON 64 64 87 130
GLIPIZIDE 63 55 88 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 42 88 87
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 51 90 77
KLOR-CON 10 61 42 90 95
PREDNISONE 60 42 92 53
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 40 92 100
SINGULAIR 60 51 92 80
NOVOLIN R 59 53 95 153
ESTRADIOL 59 30 R 95 109
BUMETANIDE 58 58 97 196
RISPERIDONE 58 46 97 69
FAMOTIDINE 57 57 99 64
SYNTHROID 57 57 99 48
VENTOLIN HFA 55 41 101 127
SYMBICORT 53 47 102 189
LATANOPROST 53 53 102 234
BENICAR HCT 52 49 104 180
SUCRALFATE 52 33 104 187
DILTIAZEM ER 51 33 106 118
DETROL LA 51 32 106 166
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 45 106 98
BYSTOLIC 50 39 109 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 42 109 74
VESICARE 50 30 109 201
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 50 109 169
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 March 13, 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.