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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 676

$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 676

818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

2% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 818 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 13,838 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662 565 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 638 557 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 592 498 3 2
LISINOPRIL 592 447 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563 489 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 520 456 6 4
CARVEDILOL 395 323 7 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 384 323 S3 8 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 376 346 9 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320 271 10 20
METFORMIN HCL 319 233 11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 269 12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 238 13 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 266 228 14 30
TRAMADOL HCL 251 199 15 19
SERTRALINE HCL 247 235 16 26
GABAPENTIN 244 190 17 10
ATENOLOL 217 173 18 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201 154 19 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 152 20 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 144 21 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153 109 22 22
KLOR-CON M20 151 125 23 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 116 24 21
CLOPIDOGREL 148 122 25 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 147 116 26 17
MELOXICAM 143 107 27 13
NAMENDA 142 142 28 35
NEXIUM 131 82 29 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 130 125 30 43
CLONIDINE HCL 127 116 31 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 107 32 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 110 33 34
LIPITOR 112 100 33 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 86 33 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 110 104 36 24
AMOXICILLIN 108 83 37 105
ALLOPURINOL 106 92 38 31
ACTOS 105 69 39 106
SYNTHROID 102 96 40 48
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 101 74 41 124
NIFEDIPINE ER 99 84 42 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 88 43 54
DIOVAN 94 76 44 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94 56 44 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 55 46 62
DIGOXIN 89 89 46 52
CYMBALTA 89 71 46 47
LYRICA 88 59 49 57
JANUVIA 87 78 50 78
DIOVAN HCT 81 48 51 41
PLAVIX 78 63 52 40
DILTIAZEM ER 78 66 52 118
ZOSTAVAX 76 66 54 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 60 55 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 37 R 56 46
PREDNISONE 70 63 57 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 65 58 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 31 R 59 75
RANITIDINE HCL 65 60 60 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 52 61 91
EXFORGE 62 62 62 132
PREMARIN 58 49 R 63 128
CEFUROXIME 58 50 63 121
KLOR-CON 10 57 57 65 95
LACTULOSE 56 47 66 110
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 37 67 51
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 55 40 67 192
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 38 69 70
JANUMET 54 39 69 167
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 30 69 151
BUMETANIDE 53 47 72 196
CRESTOR 53 45 72 29
DETROL LA 52 52 74 166
AVODART 51 50 75 199
MECLIZINE HCL 50 40 76 83
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 April 10, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.