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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,049Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 25

$257K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 25

301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 301 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 4,815 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 460 377 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323 253 2 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299 230 3 27
LISINOPRIL 266 233 4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 146 5 9
METFORMIN HCL 153 133 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151 123 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 141 110 8 4
GLIMEPIRIDE 133 109 9 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131 94 10 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 103 11 22
LOVASTATIN 117 98 12 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 109 77 13 39
ALLOPURINOL 101 89 14 29
CARVEDILOL 98 82 15 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97 81 16 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95 81 17 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 89 18 63
TRAMADOL HCL 87 73 19 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 52 20 11
FUROSEMIDE 77 52 21 7
SERTRALINE HCL 74 55 22 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 40 23 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 48 24 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 62 24 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 60 39 26 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 45 27 78
AMOXICILLIN 58 44 27 86
AZITHROMYCIN 57 37 29 45
NEXIUM 57 41 29 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 57 29 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 22 32 96
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 22 33 43
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.