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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 676

$961K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 676

733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
36% 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

3% of this provider’s 733 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 733 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 13,786 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 674 567 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 528 355 S3 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509 466 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 451 390 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 442 369 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 426 367 6 8
LISINOPRIL 426 369 6 5
GABAPENTIN 377 277 8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 375 344 9 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324 263 10 14
MELOXICAM 319 303 11 13
FUROSEMIDE 281 200 12 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 272 236 13 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 225 14 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247 192 15 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 194 16 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 206 17 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235 191 18 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227 179 19 9
CRESTOR 222 172 20 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 175 21 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212 164 22 20
CYMBALTA 193 141 23 47
SYNTHROID 185 182 24 48
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 171 145 25 142
SERTRALINE HCL 168 134 26 26
CARVEDILOL 167 144 27 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 164 111 28 169
TRAMADOL HCL 160 108 29 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 145 30 51
CLOPIDOGREL 153 120 31 28
DIOVAN HCT 150 122 32 41
ATENOLOL 149 142 33 25
PLAVIX 129 102 34 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127 104 35 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 83 36 18
CARISOPRODOL 115 22 R 37 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 96 38 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 89 R 39 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 95 40 54
TRAZODONE HCL 106 89 41 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 82 41 73
NEXIUM 104 58 43 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 102 92 44 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100 96 45 44
ALLOPURINOL 99 86 46 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 49 R 47 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 73 48 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 71 49 49
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 83 49 140
CEFUROXIME 88 77 51 121
DIOVAN 87 61 52 37
BYSTOLIC 87 69 52 96
JANUMET 86 57 54 167
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 65 55 114
SOTALOL 79 66 56 221
SINGULAIR 78 74 57 80
FENOFIBRATE 74 49 58 90
EXFORGE 73 65 59 132
LYRICA 72 40 60 57
ESTRADIOL 70 61 R 61 109
PREDNISONE 69 49 62 53
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69 56 62 82
LANSOPRAZOLE 68 52 64 171
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 67 53 65 199
NAMENDA 66 66 66 35
DEXILANT 65 41 67 155
MIRTAZAPINE 62 47 68 59
FENTANYL 60 20 S2 69 93
CELEBREX 60 59 69 108
LANTUS 60 34 69 55
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 60 30 69 142
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59 12 73 98
LOVASTATIN 59 43 73 33
AGGRENOX 59 54 73 147
CLONIDINE HCL 59 28 73 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 36 77 74
NAPROXEN 58 55 77 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 49 77 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 29 80 65
FINASTERIDE 57 45 80 197
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 51 82 148
KLOR-CON 10 55 34 82 95
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 54 35 R 84 76
DIGOXIN 54 31 84 52
BUPROPION XL 52 33 86 227
VERAPAMIL ER 52 38 86 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 22 88 107
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 33 88 170
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. 16, 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.