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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 676

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 676

873 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

8% of this provider’s 873 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 873 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 24,552 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,726 1,125 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,182 976 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,004 776 3 2
LISINOPRIL 912 691 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 793 687 5 3
GABAPENTIN 656 480 6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 611 548 7 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 580 484 8 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 575 504 9 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 554 489 10 56
SIMVASTATIN 533 468 11 6
CARVEDILOL 509 369 12 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 496 466 13 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 444 373 14 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 421 304 15 21
NAMENDA 394 389 16 35
NEXIUM 355 263 17 23
SERTRALINE HCL 349 300 18 26
RANITIDINE HCL 341 245 19 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309 241 20 20
METFORMIN HCL 306 198 21 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 271 22 22
NOVOLOG 298 227 23 134
LOVASTATIN 291 224 24 33
SYNTHROID 288 269 25 48
CLOPIDOGREL 280 210 26 28
LANTUS 271 218 27 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 223 28 12
CYMBALTA 253 145 29 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240 161 30 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235 190 31 34
PLAVIX 233 173 32 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 231 201 33 14
CRESTOR 231 151 33 29
TRAZODONE HCL 217 150 35 36
MIRTAZAPINE 214 181 36 59
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 212 196 37 242
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 212 188 37 72
MEGESTROL ACETATE 187 176 R 39 111
ATENOLOL 184 153 40 25
COUMADIN 175 137 41 193
DIOVAN 170 133 42 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 168 128 43 30
PREDNISONE 166 138 44 53
DIGOXIN 162 153 45 52
CLONIDINE HCL 158 130 46 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 128 47 54
TRAMADOL HCL 154 99 48 19
RAMIPRIL 153 104 49 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 151 128 50 74
ALLOPURINOL 148 126 51 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 148 144 51 62
BACLOFEN 142 83 53 144
PAROXETINE HCL 141 91 54 65
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 139 129 55 205
FENTANYL 135 121 S2 56 93
LEVETIRACETAM 132 98 57 138
CEFTRIAXONE 128 111 58 241
BENAZEPRIL HCL 125 90 59 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 97 59 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 123 68 R 61 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 89 62 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 56 63 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 119 101 64 44
MELOXICAM 116 75 65 13
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 115 95 66 82
LYRICA 113 34 67 57
RISPERIDONE 113 109 67 69
EXELON 112 112 69 130
SINGULAIR 111 64 70 80
LIDODERM 110 109 71 260
LACTULOSE 109 97 72 110
SPIRIVA 107 60 73 97
ZETIA 105 57 74 89
SEROQUEL 105 95 74 135
BUSPIRONE HCL 104 41 76 113
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103 87 77 107
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 46 R 78 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 100 79 79 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 59 80 49
MECLIZINE HCL 95 85 81 83
NYSTATIN 95 91 81 198
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94 75 83 114
CELEBREX 94 78 83 108
GEMFIBROZIL 92 60 85 137
PROAIR HFA 92 47 85 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92 75 85 61
DILTIAZEM ER 91 88 88 118
AGGRENOX 86 86 89 147
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 81 89 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 79 91 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 50 92 98
GLYCOPYRROLATE 83 83 92 364
CILOSTAZOL 83 71 92 123
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 82 61 95 262
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 73 95 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 74 97 42
HUMALOG 80 64 98 230
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80 79 98 149
EVISTA 79 79 100 119
CARISOPRODOL 79 12 R 100 60
TAMIFLU 78 72 102 314
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 48 103 140
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 49 104 99
AZITHROMYCIN 76 58 104 39
JANUVIA 73 72 106 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 36 106 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 36 R 106 50
FENOFIBRATE 73 55 106 90
DIOVAN HCT 71 39 110 41
LIPITOR 71 52 110 94
VERAPAMIL ER 70 49 112 101
VESICARE 69 65 113 201
NAPROXEN 66 32 114 71
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 37 115 43
ENDOCET 64 20 S2 115 104
LOVAZA 64 41 115 183
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 38 S2 118 139
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61 24 S3 119 112
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60 47 120 207
FLUCONAZOLE 60 45 120 115
NITROSTAT 60 21 120 222
AMIODARONE HCL 58 34 123 154
CEPHALEXIN 58 50 123 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 21 125 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 56 125 51
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 33 127 136
LEVEMIR 56 24 127 157
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 0 129 68
DETROL LA 55 44 129 166
NOVOLIN 70-30 54 46 131 181
AMOXICILLIN 54 38 131 105
DEXILANT 54 29 131 155
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 35 134 150
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52 48 135 182
MUPIROCIN 52 33 135 146
VENTOLIN HFA 51 23 137 127
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 35 138 191
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 36 138 145
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 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.