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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 275 out of 676

$436K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 254 out of 676

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

7% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 356 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 3,842 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 583 208 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 267 144 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 222 136 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 195 73 4 8
LOVASTATIN 193 141 5 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192 103 6 16
OMEPRAZOLE 171 20 7 2
GABAPENTIN 160 53 8 10
ATENOLOL 151 43 9 25
MELOXICAM 140 96 10 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 139 60 11 7
SUBOXONE 136 0 12 173
GLIPIZIDE ER 125 65 13 103
LYRICA 121 40 14 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 52 15 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115 92 16 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115 77 16 3
CEPHALEXIN 103 55 18 84
BYSTOLIC 103 51 18 96
CRESTOR 103 43 18 29
SIMVASTATIN 91 32 21 6
METHOCARBAMOL 82 0 R 22 163
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 33 R 23 46
NEXIUM 78 45 24 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 45 25 51
RANITIDINE HCL 75 56 26 27
CAPTOPRIL 75 31 26 220
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68 42 28 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 35 29 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 62 23 30 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 59 59 31 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 58 53 32 18
CARISOPRODOL 56 0 R 33 60
NAMENDA 56 56 33 35
CYMBALTA 56 18 33 47
SYNTHROID 55 40 36 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52 31 37 9
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 13, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.