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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,286Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 676

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 109 out of 676

564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 564 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 14,512 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 726 527 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 665 615 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 635 535 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 558 482 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 463 426 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401 362 6 7
GABAPENTIN 385 326 7 10
LISINOPRIL 346 271 8 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 329 316 9 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 297 216 10 17
NAMENDA 254 254 11 35
METFORMIN HCL 254 222 11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232 210 13 9
RANITIDINE HCL 229 196 14 27
MELOXICAM 227 175 15 13
CARVEDILOL 222 201 16 15
TRAZODONE HCL 220 176 17 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209 178 18 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 143 19 16
DIOVAN 193 168 20 37
SERTRALINE HCL 188 137 21 26
ATENOLOL 186 157 22 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 156 23 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174 128 24 11
TRAMADOL HCL 170 136 25 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 159 150 26 30
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 147 104 R 27 76
CLOPIDOGREL 146 129 28 28
ALLOPURINOL 145 132 29 31
DIOVAN HCT 142 135 30 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138 124 31 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 126 82 32 68
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125 123 33 44
MECLIZINE HCL 125 114 33 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124 107 35 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 93 36 20
CRESTOR 116 102 36 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 113 86 R 38 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 113 94 38 18
PLAVIX 109 95 40 40
DIGOXIN 108 93 41 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 104 41 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 97 43 21
NEXIUM 104 78 44 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100 79 45 74
LACTULOSE 97 84 46 110
LANTUS 96 61 47 55
PREDNISONE 91 84 48 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 76 49 54
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 89 50 50 233
CLONIDINE HCL 87 67 51 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 71 52 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 75 53 51
ETODOLAC 75 53 54 211
DICYCLOMINE HCL 74 58 55 207
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 73 55 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 71 57 107
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72 63 58 116
CELEBREX 72 58 58 108
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71 70 60 22
LYRICA 71 57 60 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 62 62 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 63 63 73
EXELON 68 68 64 130
FAMOTIDINE 67 67 65 64
PAROXETINE HCL 67 62 65 65
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 64 R 67 111
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 46 R 68 75
PROAIR HFA 64 32 69 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 57 70 98
BYSTOLIC 62 36 71 96
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 60 60 72 192
ESTRADIOL 59 51 R 73 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 35 R 74 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 56 55 75 63
KLOR-CON 10 55 55 76 95
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55 43 76 226
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 44 78 88
AMIODARONE HCL 54 49 78 154
TAMIFLU 53 45 80 314
RAMIPRIL 52 43 81 86
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 28 S2 81 139
CARISOPRODOL 51 14 R 83 60
AZITHROMYCIN 51 47 83 39
ENDOCET 50 21 S2 85 104
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 23, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.