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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 676

$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 107 out of 676

665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 665 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 665 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 11,197 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
OMEPRAZOLE 609 443 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 595 317 S3 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482 370 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 459 295 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437 350 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 404 269 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 386 286 7 8
LISINOPRIL 377 247 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373 280 9 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 358 211 10 21
MELOXICAM 350 260 11 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 347 212 12 17
GABAPENTIN 270 182 13 10
TRAMADOL HCL 268 154 14 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 231 182 15 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223 166 16 12
ETODOLAC 221 135 17 211
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184 128 18 14
NEXIUM 184 119 18 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157 135 20 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156 100 21 42
GLIPIZIDE 155 121 22 81
CARVEDILOL 142 112 23 15
DIOVAN 141 110 24 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140 105 25 20
DIGOXIN 136 87 26 52
ALLOPURINOL 135 91 27 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 132 99 28 30
GLYBURIDE 131 124 R 29 92
KLOR-CON M20 127 89 30 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125 95 R 31 46
SERTRALINE HCL 124 105 32 26
CLONIDINE HCL 118 76 33 32
METHOCARBAMOL 112 57 R 34 163
ATENOLOL 105 82 35 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 47 36 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 80 37 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97 67 38 22
GEMFIBROZIL 93 53 39 137
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 45 40 16
TRAZODONE HCL 90 50 41 36
CRESTOR 90 90 41 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 88 26 43 68
JANUVIA 85 61 44 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 22 R 45 75
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 79 0 S2 46 245
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 50 47 73
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77 55 48 45
PREDNISONE 75 55 49 53
LOVASTATIN 75 69 49 33
RAMIPRIL 74 63 51 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 26 52 88
HUMULIN 70-30 72 35 53 209
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 71 54 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 59 55 62
CLOPIDOGREL 69 61 55 28
SINGULAIR 69 55 55 80
PLAVIX 68 54 58 40
LYRICA 68 52 58 57
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 32 60 182
NAPROXEN 65 19 61 71
DIOVAN HCT 65 53 61 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 62 62 63 100
CELEBREX 60 57 64 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 56 65 54
PREMARIN 57 34 R 66 128
BUPROPION HCL 57 26 66 283
PROAIR HFA 56 29 68 79
CYMBALTA 56 27 68 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 53 70 24
METOLAZONE 53 42 70 172
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 36 70 124
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 29 73 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 25 73 51
AZITHROMYCIN 51 34 73 39
AGGRENOX 50 20 76 147
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 June 2, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.