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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 142 out of 676

$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 676

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

5% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 534 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 8,754 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 479 370 1 9
FUROSEMIDE 403 276 2 4
HALOPERIDOL 322 178 3 158
METFORMIN HCL 319 191 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316 234 5 3
AMITIZA 300 170 10 6 264
SIMVASTATIN 299 181 7 6
LISINOPRIL 273 195 8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 242 175 9 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 236 136 10 17
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 232 130 11 274
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 125 12 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 189 149 13 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188 120 S3 14 1
CLONIDINE HCL 173 112 15 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 171 87 16 99
IBUPROFEN 166 116 17 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 166 137 17 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163 130 19 22
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 161 74 R 20 129
OLANZAPINE 158 65 21 125
OMEPRAZOLE 153 129 22 2
RISPERIDONE 150 69 23 69
ATENOLOL 147 114 24 25
GABAPENTIN 134 81 25 10
LACTULOSE 127 59 26 110
NOVOLIN R 117 70 27 153
MELOXICAM 115 88 28 13
SEROQUEL 111 75 29 135
WARFARIN SODIUM 110 80 30 18
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 54 31 88
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 57 32 74
NAPROXEN 94 79 33 71
TRAMADOL HCL 93 58 34 19
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 91 72 35 358
NAMENDA 90 90 36 35
OXCARBAZEPINE 90 41 36 280
SERTRALINE HCL 87 50 38 26
RANITIDINE HCL 87 48 38 27
DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 86 57 R 40 361
MEGESTROL ACETATE 85 71 R 41 111
KLOR-CON M20 80 46 42 67
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 62 42 20
LANTUS 79 64 44 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 34 45 21
CARVEDILOL 78 64 45 15
AZITHROMYCIN 76 53 47 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 40 48 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 55 49 30
MIRTAZAPINE 72 49 49 59
VALPROIC ACID 72 18 49 229
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 36 R 52 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 50 52 45
FEXOFENADINE HCL 71 63 52 257
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 51 55 72
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 58 56 208
ALLOPURINOL 67 60 56 31
TRAZODONE HCL 67 42 56 36
FENTANYL 67 45 S2 56 93
NOVOLIN 70-30 66 35 60 181
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 53 61 14
LAMOTRIGINE 62 31 62 190
LOVASTATIN 58 34 63 33
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 56 0 R 64 184
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 33 65 42
DIGOXIN 55 53 65 52
PLAVIX 54 49 67 40
AMOXICILLIN 54 23 67 105
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 38 69 34
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 48 R 69 76
LATANOPROST 52 32 69 234
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 34 72 91
BACLOFEN 50 12 73 144
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 0 73 168
EXELON 50 50 73 130
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.