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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 131

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 131

550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 550 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 550 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 15,639 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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 787 607 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 786 625 2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 557 360 S3 3 1
LOVASTATIN 528 413 4 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 479 371 5 24
LISINOPRIL 421 316 6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 416 333 7 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 383 371 8 10
GABAPENTIN 357 219 9 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 329 259 10 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 326 139 11 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 232 12 18
RISPERIDONE 295 195 12 97
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288 245 14 4
CARVEDILOL 287 195 15 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 276 198 16 88
DIOVAN HCT 273 247 17 74
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 249 230 18 127
SIMVASTATIN 241 182 19 6
METFORMIN HCL 239 187 20 22
NAMENDA 238 221 21 31
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 232 134 R 22 136
CITALOPRAM HBR 228 186 23 29
KLOR-CON M20 221 185 24 81
MELOXICAM 205 140 25 21
ALLOPURINOL 204 165 26 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 203 163 27 32
CLOPIDOGREL 200 168 28 23
CLONIDINE HCL 188 130 29 99
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 169 139 30 189
SERTRALINE HCL 166 138 31 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 116 32 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 135 33 52
DIGOXIN 148 132 34 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 123 35 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 85 36 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144 92 36 30
PLAVIX 144 119 36 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 143 67 39 63
METOLAZONE 142 126 40 166
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 65 41 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 134 120 42 76
DIOVAN 132 85 43 60
LEVEMIR 132 92 43 160
KLOR-CON M10 118 101 45 232
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 115 105 46 184
HALOPERIDOL 110 65 47 241
JANUVIA 109 93 48 121
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 76 R 48 43
MIRTAZAPINE 108 82 50 154
MECLIZINE HCL 105 101 51 117
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 63 51 11
IBUPROFEN 102 74 53 179
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100 52 54 178
PHENYTOIN 98 60 55 252
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97 57 56 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93 52 57 181
NAPROXEN 93 74 57 255
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 81 59 172
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 91 55 59 258
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91 74 59 49
TRAMADOL HCL 90 43 62 17
KLOR-CON 10 89 77 63 158
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 67 64 20
TRAZODONE HCL 86 22 65 80
ATENOLOL 85 48 66 48
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 81 R 66 64
ESTRADIOL 83 11 R 68 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 73 68 106
LEVETIRACETAM 81 56 70 68
NEXIUM 81 48 70 19
ACTOS 79 73 72 219
PAROXETINE HCL 79 74 72 93
FAMOTIDINE 77 51 74 95
CARISOPRODOL 75 0 R 75 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 24 R 76 85
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73 47 77 281
WARFARIN SODIUM 71 54 78 13
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 44 79 184
ZETIA 69 58 80 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 57 80 38
VERAPAMIL ER 68 44 82 73
PREDNISONE 67 34 83 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 35 83 25
TRAVATAN Z 67 53 83 100
JANTOVEN 66 60 86 296
INDOMETHACIN 66 39 R 86 195
FENTANYL 66 29 S2 86 88
RANITIDINE HCL 62 53 89 37
DEXILANT 60 31 90 53
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 23 90 148
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 58 48 92 318
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 42 93 14
SUBOXONE 55 15 94 239
EVISTA 55 55 94 196
BACLOFEN 54 0 96 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 54 45 96 75
AVODART 54 48 96 146
CRESTOR 53 41 99 62
BYSTOLIC 52 41 100 246
PROAIR HFA 52 32 100 45
DETROL LA 51 46 102 203
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 35 103 28
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 36 R 103 122
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 8, 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.