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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 139 out of 676

$641K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 154 out of 676

490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 490 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 490 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 9,367 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 961 340 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 522 376 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 374 231 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 298 208 4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 213 5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255 221 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243 210 7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238 198 8 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 163 9 21
ALLOPURINOL 234 162 9 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 232 150 11 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 123 12 16
OMEPRAZOLE 212 121 13 2
CLOPIDOGREL 203 160 14 28
LISINOPRIL 196 152 15 5
AZITHROMYCIN 193 144 16 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188 126 17 14
PREDNISONE 184 131 18 53
DIGOXIN 180 139 19 52
ATENOLOL 176 104 20 25
CLONIDINE HCL 175 108 21 32
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171 130 22 208
NEXIUM 166 72 23 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 157 130 24 18
MELOXICAM 155 113 25 13
PLAVIX 146 114 26 40
DIOVAN HCT 144 103 27 41
CARVEDILOL 142 129 28 15
GABAPENTIN 123 51 29 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 82 30 12
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 108 83 31 182
SYNTHROID 102 92 32 48
METOLAZONE 101 61 33 172
COMBIVENT 101 66 33 174
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 82 35 38
CILOSTAZOL 95 60 36 123
IBUPROFEN 95 46 36 102
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94 41 38 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 78 39 51
MECLIZINE HCL 91 79 40 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 89 89 41 24
TRAMADOL HCL 87 57 42 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87 63 42 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 62 44 45
SINGULAIR 81 51 45 80
MIRTAZAPINE 79 67 46 59
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 44 46 140
NAMENDA 78 72 48 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 49 R 48 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 70 50 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 75 59 51 43
ESTRADIOL 75 45 R 51 109
NIFEDIPINE ER 74 73 53 100
LOVASTATIN 71 63 54 33
LANTUS 70 39 55 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 32 56 87
PREMARIN 67 49 R 57 128
SERTRALINE HCL 65 45 58 26
PROPAFENONE HCL 64 64 59 337
PROAIR HFA 64 28 59 79
HUMULIN 70-30 61 45 61 209
RANITIDINE HCL 61 46 61 27
VERAPAMIL ER 59 50 63 101
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 28 S3 64 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 56 65 61
LIPITOR 55 47 66 94
SPIRIVA 53 38 67 97
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 30 68 44
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 May 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.