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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 150 out of 676

$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 126 out of 676

466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

9% of this provider’s 466 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 466 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 8,703 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 856 540 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 452 289 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 414 323 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399 296 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 312 221 5 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 283 121 6 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 260 175 7 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 175 8 17
GABAPENTIN 235 107 9 10
METFORMIN HCL 214 172 10 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210 163 11 3
LOVASTATIN 204 136 12 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 167 86 13 18
CARVEDILOL 161 144 14 15
SIMVASTATIN 159 110 15 6
CARISOPRODOL 159 45 R 15 60
TRAMADOL HCL 157 91 17 19
VERAPAMIL HCL 138 102 10 18 330
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 138 110 R 18 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 122 20 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 106 20 34
TRAZODONE HCL 133 44 22 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132 92 23 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 105 24 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 78 25 14
MELOXICAM 123 86 26 13
ALLOPURINOL 121 90 27 31
NEXIUM 120 58 28 23
CYMBALTA 120 50 28 47
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 115 70 30 82
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 83 31 12
CEFPROZIL 110 69 32 202
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 64 33 45
ENDOCET 106 53 S2 33 104
DIOVAN 105 87 35 37
NAMENDA 101 101 36 35
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 100 62 37 136
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 76 38 85
TIZANIDINE HCL 98 32 38 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 71 40 42
CLOPIDOGREL 95 90 41 28
AZITHROMYCIN 95 48 41 39
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 91 58 43 124
CRESTOR 89 78 44 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88 66 45 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 84 46 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 40 R 47 50
PLAVIX 84 71 47 40
VERAPAMIL ER 84 59 47 101
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 26 50 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 44 51 70
ATENOLOL 81 71 51 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 74 53 54
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 31 S2 54 139
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 50 54 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 41 56 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 59 57 73
MECLIZINE HCL 64 43 57 83
LYRICA 62 44 59 57
COMBIVENT 62 25 59 174
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 21 R 61 75
BYSTOLIC 61 40 61 96
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61 23 S2 61 131
CELEBREX 59 36 64 108
SINGULAIR 57 38 65 80
ACTOS 57 42 65 106
DIOVAN HCT 57 29 65 41
FENTANYL 56 54 S2 68 93
DOXEPIN HCL 52 52 69 224
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 52 45 69 199
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 17 69 72
SYNTHROID 50 33 72 48
CLONIDINE HCL 50 32 72 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 72 44
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 March 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.