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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,670Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 131

$801K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 131

491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

9% of this provider’s 491 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% 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

3% of this provider’s 16,573 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 1,128 784 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 776 640 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 681 621 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 664 490 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 609 540 5 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 605 478 6 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 573 471 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 536 446 8 2
GABAPENTIN 529 400 9 3
METFORMIN HCL 458 356 10 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334 269 11 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 322 281 12 38
DIGOXIN 312 268 13 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295 270 14 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 281 258 15 75
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 267 229 16 77
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 264 202 17 12
AZITHROMYCIN 239 203 18 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 218 217 19 10
CARISOPRODOL 215 78 R 20 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 189 20 13
CLOPIDOGREL 195 160 22 23
NEXIUM 194 152 23 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 162 24 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 165 25 14
SERTRALINE HCL 178 122 26 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 176 134 27 124
LISINOPRIL 173 137 28 8
PLAVIX 173 149 28 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 146 30 30
CARVEDILOL 166 125 31 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 138 32 24
TRAMADOL HCL 159 123 33 17
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 149 128 R 34 64
FAMOTIDINE 146 138 35 95
PREDNISONE 144 113 36 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 78 37 49
ALLOPURINOL 130 88 38 40
MECLIZINE HCL 126 113 39 117
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 120 108 40 90
TERAZOSIN HCL 118 90 41 123
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 95 42 36
CRESTOR 109 96 43 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 95 44 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98 78 45 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 81 46 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 92 67 47 29
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 67 48 208
FENTANYL 91 42 S2 48 88
MELOXICAM 90 79 50 21
GLIPIZIDE 90 80 50 261
CYMBALTA 86 61 52 51
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 69 53 88
ENDOCET 81 35 S2 54 126
CILOSTAZOL 79 77 55 117
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 46 R 56 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 61 57 25
JANUVIA 73 72 58 121
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 54 58 82
PROAIR HFA 72 35 60 45
NIFEDIPINE ER 71 50 61 148
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 60 61 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 70 63 142
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70 66 63 32
BACLOFEN 69 45 65 84
SYNTHROID 67 67 66 105
VERAPAMIL ER 65 61 67 73
SINGULAIR 65 50 67 70
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 52 69 103
LANTUS 62 40 70 135
DIOVAN 62 51 70 60
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 38 72 114
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 53 72 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 43 74 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 41 R 75 43
TOPIRAMATE 58 33 76 55
DIOVAN HCT 58 55 76 74
ATENOLOL 58 42 76 48
GEMFIBROZIL 57 57 79 138
LOVASTATIN 57 51 79 39
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56 42 81 65
KLOR-CON M20 55 43 82 81
PAROXETINE HCL 54 49 83 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 47 83 61
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 54 83 330
NAMENDA 54 54 83 31
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54 53 83 86
RANITIDINE HCL 54 34 83 37
MUPIROCIN 53 40 89 152
BYSTOLIC 51 51 90 246
NIFEDICAL XL 51 44 90 336
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.