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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,046Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 676

$693K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 676

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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 550 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% 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

2% of this provider’s 14,380 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$41 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 863 695 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 759 698 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 633 510 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 585 485 4 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 464 393 5 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397 349 6 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 392 360 7 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 383 361 8 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 355 327 9 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348 269 10 12
FUROSEMIDE 312 280 11 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 299 220 S3 12 1
LISINOPRIL 284 236 13 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254 232 14 9
CRESTOR 237 199 15 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 217 16 22
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 231 227 17 61
GABAPENTIN 222 152 18 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 199 199 19 24
FENOFIBRATE 189 160 20 90
CLONIDINE HCL 178 161 21 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 177 118 22 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 135 23 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 174 151 23 44
ALLOPURINOL 173 154 25 31
SERTRALINE HCL 170 156 26 26
TRAZODONE HCL 166 131 27 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151 118 28 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147 125 29 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146 137 30 54
MELOXICAM 146 123 30 13
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 134 129 32 148
FELODIPINE ER 129 129 33 216
TRAMADOL HCL 122 101 34 19
ZETIA 121 116 35 89
SYNTHROID 121 107 35 48
BENAZEPRIL HCL 119 118 37 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117 94 38 20
EVISTA 116 116 39 119
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 114 95 40 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 70 R 41 46
CARVEDILOL 113 91 41 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111 93 43 116
RAMIPRIL 107 45 44 86
WARFARIN SODIUM 107 97 44 18
DIOVAN 105 95 46 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 87 47 45
SOTALOL 99 99 48 221
NEXIUM 96 94 49 23
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 64 49 98
ATENOLOL 94 91 51 25
NAMENDA 86 86 52 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 67 52 49
FAMOTIDINE 81 81 54 64
CLOPIDOGREL 80 70 55 28
KLOR-CON 10 78 59 56 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 67 57 74
EXFORGE 77 49 57 132
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 59 59 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 72 59 42
LANTUS 75 69 61 55
RANITIDINE HCL 67 59 62 27
PREDNISONE 67 65 62 53
CYMBALTA 65 50 64 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 53 65 68
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 62 40 66 199
BYSTOLIC 61 43 67 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 52 67 16
LOVASTATIN 61 45 67 33
PAROXETINE HCL 58 44 70 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 54 71 62
PLAVIX 56 52 72 40
METHOCARBAMOL 54 45 R 73 163
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 54 73 175
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53 37 75 38
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 53 75 140
NITROFURANTOIN 51 49 77 206
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 45 78 85
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 24, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.