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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,274Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 676

$963K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 676

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

10% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 473 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 12,129 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 690 450 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 689 487 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432 301 3 7
METFORMIN HCL 420 263 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 403 297 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 395 266 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369 290 7 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 352 214 8 17
TRAZODONE HCL 347 252 9 36
NAMENDA 341 333 10 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 232 11 22
SIMVASTATIN 293 228 12 6
TRAMADOL HCL 272 165 13 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271 205 14 11
GABAPENTIN 263 196 15 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 261 241 16 24
CLONIDINE HCL 249 162 17 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247 191 18 20
SERTRALINE HCL 244 177 19 26
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 214 129 20 169
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 148 21 12
CARVEDILOL 197 180 22 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182 118 23 14
MELOXICAM 169 120 24 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 133 25 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 151 125 26 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 147 64 27 175
AZITHROMYCIN 146 91 28 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144 123 29 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139 77 30 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 138 73 R 31 75
CLOPIDOGREL 136 117 32 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 131 118 33 113
DIGOXIN 129 96 34 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128 99 35 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128 90 35 72
ALLOPURINOL 125 114 37 31
LYRICA 123 70 38 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 88 39 30
FENOFIBRATE 121 80 40 90
GLIPIZIDE 112 93 41 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 83 42 45
RISPERIDONE 109 76 43 69
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 109 83 43 249
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 81 45 34
KLOR-CON M20 106 63 46 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 76 47 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 103 67 47 77
CYMBALTA 95 67 49 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 56 50 82
EXELON 91 91 51 130
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 84 62 52 226
PLAVIX 83 74 53 40
MIRTAZAPINE 81 79 54 59
FENTANYL 81 64 S2 54 93
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 79 43 56 168
KLOR-CON M10 74 69 57 195
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 47 57 68
BACLOFEN 73 0 59 144
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 55 R 60 50
LEVETIRACETAM 71 46 60 138
BYSTOLIC 68 67 62 96
AMANTADINE 67 35 63 317
SPIRIVA 67 50 63 97
ATENOLOL 66 56 65 25
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66 52 65 182
RANITIDINE HCL 66 49 65 27
CEFTRIAXONE 64 49 68 241
SEROQUEL 63 51 69 135
PREDNISONE 62 41 70 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 34 70 74
JANUVIA 58 28 72 78
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57 36 73 253
IBUPROFEN 56 45 74 102
DIOVAN 55 50 75 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 38 75 49
HUMALOG 54 34 77 230
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 22 S2 78 131
PEN NEEDLE 50 27 79 255
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.