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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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53,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 25

$2.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 25

875 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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 875 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 875 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 47,821 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
DONEPEZIL HCL 2,302 2,177 10 1 13
NAMENDA 2,124 2,058 2 16
FUROSEMIDE 1,763 1,610 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,683 1,605 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,538 1,389 5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,180 1,061 6 12
LISINOPRIL 1,148 1,043 7 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,127 1,030 8 18
SIMVASTATIN 1,085 975 9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 964 828 10 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 914 823 11 15
GABAPENTIN 841 751 12 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 837 746 13 17
SERTRALINE HCL 799 680 14 25
MIRTAZAPINE 705 678 15 50
NOVOLOG 658 591 16 52
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 657 598 S3 17 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 647 590 18 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 644 594 19 11
JANTOVEN 611 534 20 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 585 415 21 57
CARVEDILOL 542 479 22 19
RISPERIDONE 534 373 23 55
RANITIDINE HCL 528 510 24 26
METFORMIN HCL 499 439 25 8
LANTUS 480 449 26 48
CLOPIDOGREL 458 430 27 28
CYMBALTA 458 424 27 41
OLANZAPINE 394 388 29 84
MELOXICAM 391 331 30 20
TRAZODONE HCL 381 349 31 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 378 344 32 14
FAMOTIDINE 369 315 33 72
ATENOLOL 366 325 34 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 350 327 35 33
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 339 292 36 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332 310 37 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327 311 38 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 325 309 39 53
ABILIFY 325 290 39 80
SEROQUEL 309 279 41 99
KLOR-CON M10 306 251 42 88
DIOVAN 304 304 43 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 303 292 44 40
LEVETIRACETAM 292 177 45 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 288 272 46 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 282 258 47 21
ALLOPURINOL 277 266 48 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277 234 48 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 271 256 50 43
DIGOXIN 266 233 51 47
PLAVIX 258 251 52 37
LYRICA 257 252 53 64
SANTYL 256 224 54 109
NEXIUM 252 226 55 24
CLONIDINE HCL 249 220 56 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 238 211 57 81
TRAMADOL HCL 237 220 58 23
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 229 189 59 117
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 220 150 R 60 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218 218 61 59
EXELON 212 207 62 95
PHENYTOIN 211 123 10 63 122
MUPIROCIN 208 183 64 106
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 205 163 65 73
PREDNISONE 204 182 66 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 202 189 67 58
ACTOS 201 172 68 126
BACLOFEN 191 113 69 129
KLOR-CON M20 183 183 70 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180 165 71 49
LATANOPROST 179 174 72 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 178 157 73 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177 166 74 66
NOVOLIN N 174 160 75 138
PROMETHAZINE HCL 172 157 R 76 85
LAMOTRIGINE 166 64 77 141
MEGESTROL ACETATE 166 161 R 77 141
LACTULOSE 164 155 79 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 162 136 80 35
SINGULAIR 160 140 81 83
VALPROIC ACID 159 133 82 145
NOVOLIN R 150 138 83 147
PROPRANOLOL HCL 148 128 84 111
HALOPERIDOL 145 102 85 149
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 143 126 86 150
GLIPIZIDE 142 127 87 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL 141 133 88 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 140 131 89 151
AMIODARONE HCL 140 125 89 121
LEVOFLOXACIN 139 131 91 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 120 92 70
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 135 133 93 152
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 109 93 124
AZITHROMYCIN 133 120 95 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 124 96 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 129 118 97 134
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126 110 98 38
RAMIPRIL 125 125 99 101
DILTIAZEM ER 119 119 100 139
SPIRIVA 117 93 101 107
LEVEMIR 116 90 102 110
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 115 112 103 78
FINASTERIDE 110 97 104 167
RENVELA 109 69 105 168
BENICAR 107 104 106 169
PRIMIDONE 104 103 107 171
AGGRENOX 102 101 108 141
COLCRYS 102 98 108 146
NOVOLIN 70-30 101 91 110 118
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 100 71 111 172
CRESTOR 98 95 112 44
CLONIDINE 97 85 113 173
HUMALOG 97 91 113 173
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 73 115 123
TRAVATAN Z 95 95 116 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95 87 116 175
NIFEDIPINE ER 92 77 118 119
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 92 92 118 177
GLYBURIDE 91 90 R 120 105
TERAZOSIN HCL 89 76 121 115
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89 83 121 178
LEXAPRO 86 75 123 180
CELEBREX 86 83 123 131
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 85 125 183
JANUVIA 84 83 126 94
ENABLEX 84 67 126 184
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 83 74 128 185
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 83 70 128 185
SEROQUEL XR 81 56 130 189
NYSTATIN 79 73 131 191
AVODART 79 79 131 191
BUPROPION HCL 78 66 133 194
RIVASTIGMINE 77 77 134 197
MEGACE ES 76 74 R 135 198
TOPIRAMATE 75 38 136 158
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 75 69 136 199
ZETIA 75 75 136 102
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 74 136 76
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 75 75 136 199
LIPITOR 74 69 141 90
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 74 69 141 201
COMBIGAN 73 66 143 203
NUEDEXTA 73 69 143 203
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 66 R 145 207
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 70 61 146 126
EVISTA 70 70 146 130
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 68 38 148 39
DILTIAZEM HCL 66 63 149 163
KLOR-CON 10 65 65 150 71
VIMPAT 65 25 150 208
OXCARBAZEPINE 65 59 150 208
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 64 61 153 210
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 49 154 54
METHOTREXATE 61 49 155 211
FENTANYL 61 61 S2 155 132
SUCRALFATE 61 60 155 152
TRICOR 60 57 158 212
KETOCONAZOLE 59 50 159 214
LIDODERM 59 57 159 214
DIOVAN HCT 58 58 161 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 17 161 77
SYMBICORT 57 51 163 134
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56 51 R 164 218
DOXEPIN HCL 55 55 165 132
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 54 R 165 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 45 167 108
PREVACID 54 41 167 219
PAROXETINE HCL 53 33 169 65
CEPHALEXIN 53 50 169 87
NIASPAN 52 38 171 220
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 51 R 171 91
ZYPREXA 52 41 171 220
TIMOLOL MALEATE 51 48 174 222
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 50 36 175 228
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 45 175 228
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 April 6, 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.