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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 676

$913K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 676

661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

4% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 661 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 15,074 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$48 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
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 760 579 1 12
OMEPRAZOLE 697 582 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 680 507 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 627 539 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 495 408 5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 442 365 6 9
LISINOPRIL 427 286 7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425 357 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 415 327 9 3
METFORMIN HCL 357 307 10 8
GABAPENTIN 342 252 11 10
MELOXICAM 320 268 12 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 291 233 13 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 285 201 14 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 279 235 15 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 205 16 14
CLONIDINE HCL 262 159 17 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220 176 18 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219 211 19 38
DIOVAN HCT 201 172 20 41
NEXIUM 192 157 21 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189 174 22 49
CARVEDILOL 187 165 23 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 121 24 16
CLOPIDOGREL 178 145 25 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 171 168 26 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 168 151 27 87
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 153 28 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 146 125 29 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 131 R 30 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 141 99 31 65
PLAVIX 140 105 32 40
ATENOLOL 138 118 33 25
DIGOXIN 136 106 34 52
RANITIDINE HCL 136 130 34 27
NAMENDA 128 108 36 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 84 36 11
NAPROXEN 122 89 38 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113 108 39 72
INDOMETHACIN 111 76 R 40 240
TRAMADOL HCL 109 72 41 19
FAMOTIDINE 102 90 42 64
ALLOPURINOL 100 59 43 31
KLOR-CON 10 99 82 44 95
GLYBURIDE 98 88 R 45 92
PREMARIN 97 93 R 46 128
MIRTAZAPINE 96 63 47 59
CRESTOR 95 73 48 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 90 49 73
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 90 76 R 49 76
CARISOPRODOL 90 40 R 49 60
PROAIR HFA 89 64 52 79
DIOVAN 87 64 53 37
SINGULAIR 87 79 53 80
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 86 80 55 43
DEXILANT 86 84 55 155
MECLIZINE HCL 85 84 57 83
SYNTHROID 83 83 58 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 23 59 88
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 77 62 59 82
LANTUS 76 62 61 55
AMIODARONE HCL 76 76 61 154
AZITHROMYCIN 75 60 63 39
DILTIAZEM ER 75 75 63 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74 69 R 65 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70 67 66 149
LYRICA 69 45 67 57
PREDNISONE 68 59 68 53
RAMIPRIL 67 56 69 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 55 69 42
RISPERIDONE 67 31 69 69
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 57 69 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64 28 73 99
CELEBREX 64 58 73 108
NITROSTAT 62 52 75 222
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 43 76 107
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 31 76 98
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 49 78 145
NIASPAN 57 57 78 162
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57 13 R 78 129
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 48 81 56
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 32 81 114
SERTRALINE HCL 55 51 83 26
LEVETIRACETAM 54 32 84 138
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 41 85 77
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53 43 85 120
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 52 31 87 248
LOVASTATIN 52 40 87 33
CYMBALTA 51 44 89 47
FELODIPINE ER 51 51 89 216
JANUVIA 51 36 89 78
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 49 89 62
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 50 93 58
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.