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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 676

$791K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 676

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 491 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 491 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 6,716 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 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 944 432 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 482 197 2 2
LISINOPRIL 457 213 3 5
METFORMIN HCL 415 167 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392 272 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358 180 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 278 102 7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272 148 8 20
GABAPENTIN 258 69 9 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 110 10 21
FUROSEMIDE 238 109 11 4
NEXIUM 188 89 12 23
CRESTOR 187 100 13 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 185 112 14 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164 77 15 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 98 16 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 157 71 17 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 102 18 22
TRAMADOL HCL 137 64 19 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132 103 20 11
TIZANIDINE HCL 127 62 21 68
CARVEDILOL 127 77 21 15
SERTRALINE HCL 126 86 23 26
MELOXICAM 125 83 24 13
SINGULAIR 123 58 25 80
ALLOPURINOL 121 89 26 31
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 116 46 27 213
DEXILANT 113 67 28 155
PROMETHAZINE HCL 109 19 R 29 75
ATENOLOL 107 70 30 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 53 31 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 100 56 31 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 99 40 33 91
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 93 16 R 34 184
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 70 35 42
LYRICA 90 33 35 57
BYSTOLIC 90 27 35 96
SPIRIVA 87 50 38 97
PROAIR HFA 87 37 38 79
CLONIDINE HCL 86 35 40 32
TOPIRAMATE 83 22 41 141
FLUCONAZOLE 83 26 41 115
CYMBALTA 82 0 43 47
VENTOLIN HFA 79 48 44 127
METHOCARBAMOL 78 23 R 45 163
COMBIVENT 77 61 46 174
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 57 47 43
TRILIPIX 75 0 48 232
CEFUROXIME 74 33 49 121
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 30 50 73
FENOFIBRATE 71 50 51 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 35 51 150
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 35 51 49
CLOPIDOGREL 69 34 54 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68 18 55 14
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 67 32 56 203
AZITHROMYCIN 64 36 57 39
LACTULOSE 62 41 58 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62 23 R 58 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 24 58 161
TAMSULOSIN HCL 61 51 61 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 34 62 54
DIOVAN 58 21 63 37
ESTRADIOL 58 0 R 63 109
LIPITOR 56 34 65 94
GLIPIZIDE 56 27 65 81
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 38 65 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 17 R 68 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 45 69 87
DIGOXIN 52 46 70 52
PLAVIX 52 34 70 40
LANTUS 52 28 70 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 12 70 77
ABILIFY 50 11 74 133
LOVAZA 50 15 74 183
LOVASTATIN 50 22 74 33
PAROXETINE HCL 50 18 74 65
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 Nov. 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.