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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,836Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 676

$2.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 676

1,256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,256 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 1,256 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 31,030 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 1,423 891 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,318 1,047 2 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,236 1,009 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 1,219 1,065 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,079 786 5 2
GABAPENTIN 812 633 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 712 591 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 710 567 8 3
LISINOPRIL 684 535 9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 668 469 10 11
METFORMIN HCL 666 446 11 8
NEXIUM 650 382 12 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 617 547 13 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 614 460 14 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 584 438 15 14
CLOPIDOGREL 493 404 16 28
TRAMADOL HCL 469 347 17 19
MELOXICAM 467 287 18 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 406 356 19 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 389 293 20 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 357 286 21 45
PLAVIX 353 285 22 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 346 196 23 42
MECLIZINE HCL 330 280 24 83
RANITIDINE HCL 328 252 25 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322 241 26 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309 264 27 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 299 208 28 44
CYMBALTA 293 168 29 47
ATENOLOL 290 203 30 25
NITROFURANTOIN 273 238 31 206
CLONIDINE HCL 271 195 32 32
DIGOXIN 266 213 33 52
TIZANIDINE HCL 260 141 34 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 260 197 34 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259 193 36 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 255 182 37 124
SOTALOL 252 169 38 221
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 162 38 20
ROPINIROLE HCL 246 171 40 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 234 199 41 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 231 109 R 42 75
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 229 176 43 43
LYRICA 227 146 44 57
TRAZODONE HCL 219 137 45 36
SERTRALINE HCL 219 195 45 26
ENDOCET 218 72 S2 47 104
CARVEDILOL 217 195 48 15
TORSEMIDE 203 134 49 159
ESTRADIOL 203 165 R 49 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 117 51 51
CEFDINIR 198 132 52 185
CLARITHROMYCIN 194 128 10 53 256
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 147 54 12
MIRTAZAPINE 193 136 54 59
CARISOPRODOL 192 53 R 56 60
NAMENDA 189 189 57 35
PREMARIN 187 152 R 58 128
FLUCONAZOLE 183 123 59 115
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 180 100 R 60 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180 129 60 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 174 130 62 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 139 63 54
SYNTHROID 167 144 64 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 163 102 65 62
CRESTOR 163 138 65 29
AZITHROMYCIN 161 129 67 39
ALLOPURINOL 159 120 68 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 158 117 69 116
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 155 121 70 248
PREDNISONE 151 97 71 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151 112 71 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150 130 73 61
LAMOTRIGINE 150 76 73 190
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 96 75 140
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 143 106 76 107
CELEBREX 143 68 76 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 141 55 78 98
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 138 114 79 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 104 79 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 110 81 56
NAPROXEN 135 88 81 71
SINGULAIR 134 96 83 80
DIOVAN HCT 134 94 83 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 133 102 85 30
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 129 85 86 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 127 65 R 87 50
ABILIFY 127 73 87 133
KLOR-CON M20 127 106 87 67
PAROXETINE HCL 125 87 90 65
LEVETIRACETAM 120 47 91 138
MEGESTROL ACETATE 119 118 R 92 111
GEMFIBROZIL 118 70 93 137
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 118 85 R 93 184
LOVASTATIN 117 84 95 33
CEFUROXIME 116 88 96 121
LANTUS 116 82 96 55
METOLAZONE 115 94 98 172
IBUPROFEN 106 77 99 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 54 R 100 46
RAMIPRIL 103 59 100 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103 83 100 175
NYSTATIN 101 88 103 198
RISPERIDONE 101 55 103 69
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 100 66 10 105 355
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100 72 105 120
SPIRIVA 98 73 107 97
LEXAPRO 98 92 107 210
PRISTIQ ER 98 48 107 288
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 98 54 107 213
SUCRALFATE 96 63 111 187
KLOR-CON 10 95 61 112 95
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 95 48 112 309
LOVAZA 94 61 114 183
ONGLYZA 92 80 115 178
JANUVIA 92 62 115 78
VYTORIN 92 79 115 176
NOVOLIN R 91 66 118 153
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 41 119 70
CEFPROZIL 89 52 119 202
METRONIDAZOLE 88 58 121 293
FENTANYL 87 60 S2 122 93
BYSTOLIC 85 69 123 96
CARAFATE 85 56 123 321
SYMBICORT 85 68 123 189
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 59 123 136
QUINAPRIL HCL 84 78 127 151
CILOSTAZOL 84 84 127 123
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 74 129 114
AMIODARONE HCL 83 63 129 154
EXELON 81 77 131 130
TRICOR 80 64 132 126
TOPIRAMATE 78 16 133 141
FAMOTIDINE 77 46 134 64
CEFTRIAXONE 77 70 134 241
DEXILANT 76 39 136 155
TERAZOSIN HCL 76 63 136 145
LIPITOR 75 48 138 94
DIOVAN 75 67 138 37
GLIPIZIDE 75 52 138 81
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 61 141 152
ONDANSETRON HCL 72 57 142 278
BUMETANIDE 71 45 143 196
LACTULOSE 71 69 143 110
FEXOFENADINE HCL 71 52 143 257
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70 39 146 233
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 70 49 146 170
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 48 146 88
GLYBURIDE 69 46 R 149 92
VESICARE 69 37 149 201
HUMULIN R 68 52 151 214
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 66 151 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 47 153 150
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 67 45 153 274
SEROQUEL 67 52 153 135
LIDODERM 67 27 153 260
LEVEMIR 67 37 153 157
VALACYCLOVIR 66 33 158 292
ETODOLAC 66 44 158 211
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 65 45 160 294
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 57 160 171
PEN NEEDLE 64 46 162 255
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 37 163 87
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63 33 163 160
CEPHALEXIN 62 46 165 84
METHOCARBAMOL 62 22 R 165 163
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 49 165 191
DILTIAZEM ER 62 38 165 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 51 165 215
AZELASTINE HCL 62 55 165 315
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 61 43 171 261
PRADAXA 59 47 172 300
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 32 172 113
AVODART 58 42 174 199
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58 174 101
ZETIA 58 31 174 89
HYDROXYZINE HCL 58 39 R 174 225
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 58 42 174 349
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 49 174 103
EXFORGE 57 39 180 132
ACTOS 57 38 180 106
MUPIROCIN 57 40 180 146
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 57 13 180 203
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 33 184 169
NITROSTAT 56 41 184 222
FENOFIBRATE 54 29 186 90
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 35 S2 187 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 51 188 149
BENICAR 52 51 188 218
OXYCONTIN 52 22 S2 188 235
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 51 30 R 191 433
VOLTAREN 50 38 192 276
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 30 192 219
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 Jan. 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.