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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 676

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 676

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

4% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 436 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 18,254 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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
FUROSEMIDE 851 806 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 672 592 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 499 438 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 474 413 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457 431 5 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 432 432 6 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 429 419 7 9
CARVEDILOL 371 362 8 15
LISINOPRIL 363 323 9 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 359 258 S3 10 1
NAMENDA 317 317 11 35
METFORMIN HCL 307 270 12 8
TRAMADOL HCL 300 273 13 19
CLOPIDOGREL 240 217 14 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 223 206 15 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 222 213 16 18
DIOVAN 218 214 17 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206 187 18 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 177 19 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 192 178 20 113
MIRTAZAPINE 171 158 21 59
LEVEMIR 170 170 22 157
PLAVIX 169 143 23 40
CALCITRIOL 166 121 24 306
TRAZODONE HCL 164 164 25 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163 140 26 22
NEXIUM 161 141 27 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 158 133 28 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 141 29 12
ABILIFY 157 127 29 133
MELOXICAM 155 133 31 13
LANTUS 150 150 32 55
GABAPENTIN 141 113 33 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138 138 34 72
FAMOTIDINE 136 113 35 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135 132 36 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 120 36 11
LYRICA 134 129 38 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132 110 39 34
SERTRALINE HCL 131 92 40 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 129 84 41 98
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 127 118 42 204
EXELON 126 126 43 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123 111 44 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 122 108 45 175
FENTANYL 116 116 S2 46 93
CRESTOR 114 114 47 29
HALOPERIDOL 112 112 48 158
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 86 R 49 46
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110 102 49 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 73 R 51 50
RANITIDINE HCL 107 91 52 27
JANUVIA 107 101 52 78
CYMBALTA 104 103 54 47
SPIRIVA 102 102 55 97
ALLOPURINOL 101 65 56 31
LATANOPROST 99 99 57 234
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 99 98 57 107
RAMIPRIL 95 83 59 86
SINGULAIR 93 88 60 80
SEROQUEL XR 93 80 60 244
NOVOLIN R 92 92 62 153
DOXEPIN HCL 90 89 63 224
KLOR-CON M20 90 77 63 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 87 63 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 78 66 61
DIGOXIN 85 85 67 52
ATENOLOL 84 84 68 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84 84 68 149
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 80 70 20
AZITHROMYCIN 83 59 70 39
DIOVAN HCT 82 82 72 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 82 79 72 85
CLONIDINE HCL 81 52 74 32
NAPROXEN 79 62 75 71
MEGESTROL ACETATE 78 76 R 76 111
BYSTOLIC 76 76 77 96
EVISTA 75 62 78 119
CELEBREX 75 51 78 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 73 80 114
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73 69 80 205
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 65 82 42
SYNTHROID 71 71 82 48
CEFTRIAXONE 71 65 82 241
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 64 85 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 51 86 45
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 31 87 171
RISPERIDONE 64 64 88 69
VERAPAMIL ER 63 63 89 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 61 89 38
BENICAR 60 57 91 218
NOVOLOG 59 59 92 134
LIDOCAINE HCL 58 52 93 299
METOLAZONE 58 48 93 172
BACLOFEN 57 25 95 144
OLANZAPINE 57 57 95 125
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 43 97 65
PREDNISONE 56 54 97 53
ACTOS 56 45 97 106
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 56 97 44
LEXAPRO 55 55 101 210
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 54 102 43
AGGRENOX 53 53 103 147
LOVASTATIN 53 53 103 33
HUMULIN R 53 51 103 214
BUPROPION XL 52 52 106 227
SEROQUEL 51 51 107 135
TAMIFLU 50 48 108 314
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.